BRIDGEPORT—The Inner-City Foundation for Charity & Education announced their most recent grant awards today, awarding 10 grants totaling $106,000 to local Fairfield County programs and organizations.
Grant awardees include organizations and programs providing education and/or social services, including: Children in Placement, Homes with Hope, WorkPlace, Bridgeport Caribe Youth Leaders, Saint Joseph Parenting Center, Urban Impact of Blackrock, Mercy Learning Center, Person-to-Person, Bridgeport Public Education Fund, and Children’s Learning Centers of Fairfield County.
Children in Placement receives a grant to provide Guardians Ad Litems for abused/neglected children in Bridgeport who, through no fault of their own, are in an overburdened child welfare system. Homes with Hope is awarded funding to provide emergency shelter for homeless mothers and children. WorkPlace receives funds for job and educational training to low-income adults and youths. Bridgeport Caribe Youth Leaders receives a grant for math and science tutoring for grades 3-8 students and an SAT prep program for high school juniors. Saint Joseph Parenting Center receives funds to expand services for mothers including childcare, support groups, case management and parent education. Urban Impact of Blackrock receives funding for tutoring in their Urban Impact Kid Power Program. Mercy Learning Center receives a grant to provide education and empowerment to low-income, under-educated women through their Literacy and Life Skills Tutoring Program. Person-to-Peron receives funding to provide free summer camp education programs for children from low-income families to help close the achievement gap. Bridgeport Public Education Fund receives funding to support college access work such as college mentors for high school students and college readiness workshops for seniors. Children’s Learning Centers of Fairfield County receive funding to provide early education for children birth to five years, including parent education, to help bridge the achievement gap between low-income children and their more affluent peers to be kindergarten ready.
The Inner-City Foundation has granted $30 million to hundreds of local organizations over their 27 year history in Fairfield County, including programs that provide education and scholarship, adult education, food, shelter, help for addiction, domestic violence and more. The charity’s mission is to provide support to programs and organizations helping the neediest residents of Fairfield County.
About The Inner-City Foundation for Charity & Education
The Inner-City Foundation for Charity & Education is a 501(c)(3) non-sectarian foundation that supports organizations addressing the most basic human needs of Fairfield County resi-dents seeking help. Organizations providing food, clothing, shelter, education and counseling to at-risk and needy families and individuals of Fairfield County may apply for grants and will be considered. The Inner-City Foundation seeks to support organizations that provide not only a safety net but also a springboard to a better future for its Fairfield County neighbors most in need, providing not only help but hope. Founded in 1992, the Inner-City Foundation has provided more than $30 million to about 200 local organizations over the last quarter-century. For more information about The Inner-City Foundation or to donate visit The Inner-City Foundation for Charity & Education at innercityfoundation.org
or call 203.416.1363.