Farmington Bank Donates Over A Million Dollars to Non-Profit Organizations in Connecticut and Massachusetts in 2016

3/15/2017

FARMINGTON, CONN. – March 15, 2017 –  More than $1 million in sponsorships and grants were given by Farmington Bank and its charitable arm, the Farmington Bank Community Foundation, to more than 400 non-profit organizations in Connecticut and Massachusetts in 2016, the Bank announced today.

”We’re committed to supporting organizations, events and programs that impact the quality of life for residents in the towns Farmington Bank serves,” said Chris Traczyk, executive director of the Farmington Bank Community Foundation.  “Programs and services that address critical needs or provide tools and resources to create positive change for families and individuals are key to maintaining thriving communities.”

In 2016, the Farmington Bank Community Foundation awarded grants to organizations for youth or adult development and education, affordable housing, small business technical assistance, food and nutrition and other community issues in both states.  Some of the organizations that were supported include The Entrepreneurial Center, Malta House of Care, Local Initiative Support Corporation, St. Agnes Home, Catholic Charities, My Sisters’ Place, Funder Collaborative for Reading Success, Literacy Volunteers and many other central Connecticut and western Massachusetts organizations.

The Farmington Bank Community Foundation’s mission is to improve the economic viability and well-being of residents and their communities in the central Connecticut and western Massachusetts areas by providing charitable support to 501(c)(3) community organizations. The Foundation’s areas of focus are Economic Empowerment, Community Investment and Health and Wellness.

In addition to the work of its Community Foundation, Farmington Bank sponsored events and programs that positively impacted central Connecticut and western Massachusetts communities.  Sponsorships in 2016 included the 5th Annual Farmington Bank Community Concert Series,  Travelers Championship,  Playhouse on Park, Klingberg Motorcar Festival, Ronald McDonald House, Habitat for Humanity, fundraising dinners for many local nonprofits and continuation of its multi-year sponsorship of the Golden Kielbasa Veterans Open, one of Connecticut’s largest charitable golf tournaments benefiting veterans.

Throughout the year, Farmington Bank employees continued to provide human capital by donating over 6,000 hours of volunteer work to programs and organizations that impact the quality of life of the residents in the towns Farmington Bank serves. Volunteerism in 2016 included the delivery of 49,000 diapers to local non-profit organizations in collaboration with the Farmington Bank Community Foundation, completing projects with Rebuilding Together New Britain, Connecticut, and Revitalize Community Development Corporation in Springfield, Massachusetts and much more.
 

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