Organizations Receiving Funds from the Fairfield County COVID-19 Resiliency Fund:
Since the Fund’s inception, FCCF’s Community Impact team has worked to review applications for funding and has rapidly deployed vital grants to local nonprofits supporting basic needs of our region’s most vulnerable residents, including food, shelter, health, safety, and education.
While we continue to raise funds, we are temporarily pausing the application process for our COVID-19 Resiliency Fund.
As our COVID-19 response begins to transition from emergency, rapid-response funding to recovery and planning, we expect to evolve the focus of subsequent funding rounds to meet our community’s medium to long-term needs. Please continue to check our website for updates. For questions, please email COVID19@FCCFoundation.org.
Below is a list of the local organizations that have received funds to date.
We are also pleased to share our new COVID-19 Resiliency Fund Grant Report. The Report details the ways in which Fairfield County’s COVID-19 Resiliency Fund grants have been deployed across the region. It includes information on funded issues, people served, and geographies reached. Access the full report here.
Below please find a list of grantees by category, including a brief description of how these funds are being used
Child & Dependent Care
To subsidize childcare costs for low income individuals that remain in the workplace
All Our Kin
To provide cleaning, health and safety supplies, and emergency grants to providers with financial hardship
Newtown Community Center
To provide summer child care for families unable to afford it otherwise
The Children’s Adventure Center
To continue providing services to children of essential workers and offset cleaning costs
United Way Western CT/Danbury Family Care Centers
To provide income assistance to home-based family child care centers serving working families
“ABCD, Inc. recently received a grant from Fairfield County’s Community Foundation to help the most vulnerable in our communities pay bills during the COVID-19 crisis. ABCD plans to use the granted funds to help people most affected by the pandemic by supporting them with a one-time financial support of up to $200 to help pay for food insecurities, utility bills, rent payments, and childcare expenses. This grant also ensures the organization will provide comprehensive case management during these difficult times, further empowering communities. These are the times when partnership and generous giving demonstrated by FCCF mean the most. We thank and appreciate the Community Foundation for their ability to continue to serve our community in the most meaningful ways.” – ABCD, Inc.
Life in My Days, Inc.
To support a mutual aid group that has over 400 individuals from Fairfield and New Haven Counties in organizing community resources, creating easy pathways for offering support, and requesting support
Make the Road Connecticut
To expand capacity to respond to community needs by improving digital organizing skills
UR Community Cares, Inc.
To provide one-time background checks and PPE for volunteers
Direct Financial Assistance
Amy’s Angels Corporation
To provide direct financial support to medically and financially challenged families
Apex Community Care, Inc.
To support rental assistance and basic needs
Building One Community
To support Building One Community’s Emergency Assistance Fund
Burroughs Community Center
To support refugee income generation through production of PPE masks
Career Resources, Inc.
To support the Virtual Community Resources Center (VCRC) by providing microgrants to unemployed clients impacted by COVID-19
Caroline House, Inc.
To support the Emergency COVID-19 Relief Fund
Center for Children’s Advocacy
To support client basic needs including rent, transportation, health supplies and court fees
Circle of Care for Families with Cancer
To support the Lifeline Emergency Fund
To purchase virus protection (PPE)for residents and staff
Connecticut Institute for Refugees and Immigrants
To provide basic needs for immigrants, refugees, survivors of torture and human trafficking during COVID-19
FaithActs for Education
To support food insecurity, educational supplies, and job loss services
Family & Children’s Agency
To support basic needs for low-income individuals and families
Housatonic Community College Foundation, Inc.
To support HCC’s most at-risk, high need students through the Student Emergency Fund
Mental Health Services at Bridgeport Hospital
To provide healthcare to low-income and impoverished women in Bridgeport
Mercy Learning Center of Bridgeport, Inc.
To purchase supplies (food, diapers and toiletries) for students and provide direct assistance for bills
Norma F. Pfriem Urban Outreach Initiatives
To support the Nourish Bridgeport program