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American Savings Foundation Announces New Community Grants

December 28, 2022

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Conn. - The American Savings Foundation Board of Directors recently awarded 32 Community Grants totaling $94,920. These were the second round of Community Grants awarded in 2022.

“In two Community Grants cycles this year, The American Savings Foundation has awarded more than $150,000 to 58 non-profits serving neighborhoods across our service area,” says Jenna Cowan, Associate Program Officer for Grants. “We were excited that many of these agencies were first-time applicants to the Foundation and want to encourage agencies with programs and services that align with our mission to apply.”

American Savings Foundation’s Community Grants program serves a wide range of local needs throughout the Foundation’s 64-town service area. In keeping with the Foundation’s mission, Community Grants support programs that strengthen the community through education, human services, and the arts, with a special emphasis on the needs of children, youth, and families.

The next deadline for Community Grant requests is February 2, 2023, for decision in March. Community Grant requests range from $250 to $5,000 and applications can be submitted using the Foundations online portal available at

Community Grants announced by the American Savings Foundation include:

  • $4,000 to A Little Compassion, Inc. to recruit and train high school volunteer mentors and expand social programs for youth with disabilities in Deep River and surrounding towns.
  • $2,500 to Ädelbrook Behavioral & Developmental Services to provide food items and personal hygiene products to families they serve in the Cromwell area.
  • $3,000 to American Mural Project for their afterschool program that provides arts enrichment activities to students at Winchester Public School.
  • $5,000 to Bare Necessities, Inc for diaper distribution in Clinton, Old Saybrook, and Westbrook.
  • $2,500 to Bridge Family Center to support their educational and mentoring support program for children and teens in West Hartford.
  • $1,500 to City of New Britain to host their annual Lights on After School celebration.
  • $5,000 to EdAdvance to host professional development workshops for small family childcare providers in Litchfield County.
  • $1,000 to Farmington Valley Symphony Orchestra for musical education and orchestral concerts for students at Farmington Elementary Schools and Farmington High School.
  • $7,500 to Food Rescue US to transfer excess fresh food from businesses to nonprofit agencies serving individuals experiencing food insecurity.
  • $5,000 to Futures Inc. to connect individuals with disabilities to employment training and job opportunities, in partnership with the Hospital for Special Care.
  • $4,800 to Gilead Community services for crisis and trauma response training.
  • $3,000 to Girls on the Run Greater Hartford for a ten week after school program for girls in 3rd to 8th grade from towns including Naugatuck, Avon, Canton, Manchester, and Simsbury.
  • $2,500 to Girls With Voices for a year-round program in New Britain designed to inspire girls to achieve goals and learn skills to promote positive self-esteem and self-confidence.
  • $5,000 to Hospital of Central Connecticut to provide early detection education, screening, and diagnostic services for breast cancer for women who are uninsured, under-insured, or have high-deductible health insurance.
  • $2,500 to New England Chamber Choir for their 2022 Performance Season through central and western Connecticut
  • $2,500 to Seven Angels Theatre to host ten after school acting classes for students in the Waterbury Public School system.
  • $7,500 to Shoreline Soup Kitchens & Pantries to distribute food to food insecure individuals in Chester, Clinton, Essex, Killingworth, Madison, Old Saybrook, and Westbrook.
  • $2,000 to Southbury Junior Women’s Club, Inc. to distribute back packs with school supplies, a lunchbox, reusable water bottles, and ice packs to students in Southbury.
  • $7,500 to St. Vincent DePaul Middletown to provide individuals and families to nutritious groceries and meals through their soup kitchen and school backpacks to children.
  • $7,500 to St. Vincent DePaul Mission of Bristol, Inc. for their emergency shelter during the winter months of December through March.  
  • $3,500 to The Music Series at South Church to support their 2022-23 Performance Season through New Britain and surrounding towns.
  • $2,000 to The Spott Unlimited to serve prepared meals through a weekly distribution at the CT Elks Lodge in New Britain.
  • $3,000 to United Way of Greater Waterbury for their pilot leadership program for Waterbury youth attending out-of-school time programs.   
  • $2,000 to Urban Alliance to increase access of free and health food for individuals in East Hartford.
  • $3,000 to YWCA Hartford Region, Inc. that supports their summer program for girls ages 13-18 from the Greater Hartford area.

American Savings Foundation is a permanent charitable endowment which provides grants to local nonprofit organizations, and college scholarships to area students.  Since its inception in 1995 the Foundation has contributed nearly $68 million in total grants and scholarships in central Connecticut.  For more information, call 860-827-2556 or visit the Foundation’s website at