People’s United foundation awards grants to area non-profits


People’s United Community Foundation and People’s United Community Foundation of Eastern Massachusetts, the philanthropic arms of People’s United Bank, today announced that it awarded $303,234 to Eastern Massachusetts nonprofit organizations during its first grant cycle of 2018.


Funding was allocated to 48 nonprofit organizations in support of activities that ranged from basic needs services and affordable housing initiatives, to education and workforce development programs.

Grant recipients of People’s United Community Foundation included:

Bottom Line, Inc.
Boys and Girls Clubs of Dorchester, Inc.
Cardinal Cushing Centers Inc
Compass Working Capital Inc
Cradles to Crayons
Economic Mobility Pathways
Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts
Metro Housing|Boston

Grant recipients of People’s United Community Foundation of Eastern Massachusetts included:

Beverly Bootstraps Community Services Inc
Building A Better Beverly Inc
Essex County Community Foundation Inc
Friends Of Northshore Education Consortium Inc
Harborlight Community Partners
Massachusetts Restaurant Association Educational Foundation
North Shore Community Action Programs Inc
Peer Health Exchange Inc
Plummer Youth Promise Inc
Tri-Town Council On Youth And Family Services Inc

For a full list of all grant recipients in Eastern Massachusetts, visit www.peoples.com.

“We are proud to partner with and show our ongoing support for the hundreds of nonprofit organizations across Eastern Massachusetts that have dedicated countless hours to having a positive impact on their local communities, and to bringing change to the lives of local residents and businesses,” said Karen Galbo, executive director of the foundations.

The People’s United Community Foundation also contributed 16 percent of its funding to local United Way organizations across its footprint through the People’s United Bank employee match campaign.

Recipients in Massachusetts included United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack, United Way of Pioneer Valley, United Way of Hampshire County, United Way of Central Massachusetts and United Way of Franklin County Greenfield.

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