A student and mentor study together through Shepherds program.

The Inner-City Foundation is delighted to announce that we have awarded $54,500 in grants to 8 Fairfield County organizations!

We awarded $18,500 to Education! Our Education grant awards included awards to Building One Community in Stamford who receives a grant to support their English Language Learning Program serving immigrants seeking to improve their English language skills so that they can integrate with the community, find better jobs, and improve their life circumstances. English Learner Support Services of Fairfield County, Inc. receives funds for their ASPIRE program, which supports English language learners who have recently migrated here and are attending Norwalk’s high schools and middle schools. Shepherds in Bridgeport receives funding that will help to close the achievement gap among inner-city high school students by providing access to a quality college preparatory high school education, developing work, study and life skills with a committed adult mentor throughout their high school years.
At Building One Community immigrants work to learn English and improve their life circumstances.
We awarded $36,000 to Charity/Social Initiatives! Our Charity grant awards included awards to Kids in Crisis, who receives a grant that helps to provide free, emergency residential shelter and comprehensive medical, educational and therapeutic support services for Connecticut children of all ages and backgrounds who have been abused, neglected, abandoned, are homeless or are not safe in their homes. The REACH Youth Program at Bridgeport Hospital was awarded a grant to support their intensive outpatient program for children who are experiencing severe behavioral, emotional and/or psychiatric difficulties that impede their daily functioning at home and/or school. Boys & Girls Village receives a grant to support their Work-to-Learn program in Bridgeport; the program provides 16- to 21-year-olds under the care of the Department of Children and Families (DCF) with life skills, job skills and financial literacy necessary to begin a successful adulthood. Council of Churches of Greater Bridgeport was awarded a grant to be able to continue and expand their school-based services and retain the professional services of a licensed social worker, and Open Door Shelter will use their Inner-City Foundation funds to move individuals and families from crisis to stability through case management services, homeless outreach, a hot meal and food pantry program and housing support initiatives.
The Inner-City Foundation has granted more than $30 million to hundreds of organizations over their 28-year history in Fairfield County, including programs that provide education and scholarship, adult education, food, shelter, help for addiction, domestic violence and more. 

We strive to fund programs that provide not only help but hope to those in need in Fairfield County.
State-of-the-art kitchen at Boys and Girls Village where meals for BGV residents and students are prepared and served. The kitchen is also used for the Work to Learn vocational program.
MOST RECENT GRANTS AWARDED  July 1, 2019 - Present

Boys & Girls VIllage
Building One Community
Center for Family Justice, Inc.
Council of Churches of Greater Bridgeport, Inc.
Domestic Violence Crisis Center
Emerge, Inc.
English Learner Support Services of Fairfield County, Inc.
Good Samaritan Mission, Inc.
Homes for the Brave
Homes with Hope, Inc.
Kids in Crisis, Inc.
LVA School, Inc. 
Mercy Learning Center of Bridgeport, Inc.
Open Door Shelter, Inc.
REACH Youth Program at Bridgeport Hospital
School Volunteer Association of Bridgeport, Inc.
Shepherds, Inc.
Stamford Public Education Foundatiion

Teresa M. Ameen, Florida *
Jane Beasley, New York*
William H. Besgen, Florida *
Barbara B. Buffone, Greenwich
Edward J. Caffrey, Florida
Most Rev. Frank J. Caggiano, Stamford
Mollie McN. Callagy, Darien *
Hope E. Carter, New Canaan *
Thomas J. Coughlin, New Canaan
Pamela Dale, Fairfield
Audrey W. Dornier, Greenwich
Christy Duggan, Darien
William J. Fox, New Canaan
Dean Gestal, Greenwich
Janet S. Gestal, Greenwich
Robert B. Jamieson, Greenwich
Rev. Robert M. Kinnally, New Canaan
Joseph C. Lane, New Canaan
Leah K. Lebec, Greenwich*
Richard J. Matteis, Greenwich
Joseph H. Miller III, New Canaan
William E. Mitchell, Westport *
Pamela S. Pagnani, Greenwich
Jane K. Pelletier, Darien
William J. Phelan, New York*
Rev. Msgr. Thomas W. Powers, Stamford
Mary M. Rooney, Darien
Geri Roper, Greenwich
John S. Santa, Southport *
Karen B. Schwarz, Wilton
Robert S. Smith, Greenwich
Harold J. Spitzfaden, New Canaan
Jeanne Gallagher Terrile, Southport
Harold J. Tinkler, Florida *
Patricia L. Willett, Virginia *

*honorary director

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