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River Valley Fund for Families Grant Awards

River Valley Fund for Families facilitates opportunities for donors to support their local community through grants for nonprofits that serve children and families in need. Distributions from the Fund are made through the Community Foundation of Middlesex County’s grants process.  

2023 Awards

Essex Garden Club (ECG) – March 2023

The $250 grant will be used for the garden club's campership program.

Shoreline Soup Kitchens & Pantries (SSKP) – March 2023
The $250 grant will be used towards the organization's mission to provide food and fellowship to those in need.

American Red Cross, CT Chapter – June 2023
The $500 grant will go towards general operating support.

 

A Little Compassion – June 2023
The $2,000 grant will go towards general operating support.

 

Ivoryton Village Aliance – June 2023
The $500 grant will go towards Ivoryton Illuminations.

SARAH – June 2023
The $1,000 grant will go towards their Transitional Servicees Health & Wellness program.

Traveling Toys – June 2023
The $500 grant will be used for the toy lending library at Acton Public Library.

Tri-Town Youth Services Bureau – September 2023
The $3,800 grant will go towards general operating support.

Westbrook Youth & Family Services – September 2023
The $3,800 grant will go towards general operating support.

Old Saybrook Youth & Family Services – September 2023
The $3,800 grant will go towards general operating support.

CT Youth Excellence Project – December 2023
The $2,000 grant will go towards their Youth Excellence Project.

Junior Achievement of SE New England – December 2023
The $2,000 grant will go towards their Entrepreneurship Programs.

Reach Out and Read – December 2023
The $1,000 grant will go towards their Early Literacy and Relational Health Intervention program.

We are pleased to have offered $21,400 in grants during our first year as a fund with the Community Foundation of Middlesex County. Grants were awarded to the following nonprofit organizations:

2022 Awards

Warm the Children Shoreline (WTC)

The $500 grant will be used to purchase new winter clothing and footwear for local children in need. Working with Youth and Family Services organizations, and in conjunction with Walmart in Old Saybrook, Warm the Children volunteer shoppers assist assigned families with the selection of warm and winter seasonal necessities.

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