Savings Institute Foundation Awards 8 Grants to Connecticut Nonprofits

The Savings Institute (SI) Financial Group Foundation recently awarded grants to eight nonprofits that serve residents of Eastern Connecticut. The SI Foundation is committed to “supporting charitable causes within the Bank’s market areas and its neighboring communities. These causes are selected based on several criteria, including their ability to enhance the quality of life for the constituencies they serve.” The foundation accepts applications for funding twice a year on March 31 and September 30.

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Pictured above: Chris McNaboe (Horizons); Janice Thompson & Sheila Molocko (Norwich Safety Net); Maureen Murphy (Covenant Soup Kitchen); Jeff Beadle, Susan Barney, Shaun Murphy, & Christopher Brechlin (Windham Regional Community Council); Steve Larsen & Peter DeRosa (Natchaug Hospital); Denise Collins (Mystic Area Shelter & Hospitality); Phyllis Jaeger (Community Kitchens of Northeastern CT); Jane Rider (Windham County 4-H Foundation)

The grantees (pictured right) gathered at a ceremony on July 30, 2013, in downtown Willimantic, Connecticut to receive their funding.

The following organizations were awarded grants:

Horizons, South Windham, CT

  • The mission of Horizons is to provide high quality residential, recreational, support and work programs for people who have developmental disabilities or who have other challenging social and emotional needs.

Norwich Safety Net, Norwich, CT

  • The Norwich Safety Net works to facilitate access to shelter and care for all homeless individuals and families in the Norwich area.

Covenant Soup Kitchen, Willimantic, CT

  • Covenant Soup Kitchen’s mission is to address local needs by providing food, as well as an environment of care, love, support, and safety to those who come through our doors.

Natchaug Hospital, Mansfield Center, CT

  • The Mission of Natchaug Hospital is to provide a continuum of accessible, community-based services for those living with psychiatric illness, chemical dependency, or emotional and related educational disabilities with a commitment to the dignity and privacy of those needing services, empowering them to participate in their own care, education and recovery.

Mystic Area Shelter & Hospitality (MASH), Mystic, CT

  • The MASH mission is to assist homeless families and families at risk of losing their housing by providing emergency shelter, as needed, and by helping these families to secure and maintain stable, permanent housing.

Community Kitchens of Northeastern CT, Inc. Danielson, CT

  • For over 25 years Community Kitchens of Northeastern CT has been providing fellowship and hot meals for families and individuals of the “Quiet Corner” of Connecticut. Its program provides hot meals at one of our five locations located between Thompson and Moosup.

Windham County 4-H Foundation, Pomfret Center, CT

  • Windham County 4-H Foundation’s mission is to serve youth and the community in an educational and outdoor environment.

Windham Regional Community Council (WRCC), Willimantic, CT

  • WRCC accepted the grant on behalf of the Greater Windham Region Ten Year Plan to End Homelessness, which is entering the final phase of the Affordable Housing Data Project. The generous contribution by the SI Foundation will allow construction of the important community resource to be completed.
  • Learn more by visiting www.BlueprintCT.com/Housing. The purpose of the project is to gather all relevant data on affordable housing and make it easy to access and digest for all local nonprofits and residents via the internet. The first phase was initially funded in January 2013, by the Liberty Bank Foundation.