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Bank Foundation adds up gifts: $45K + $22K

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A donation was made last May when the vice president of Meals on Wheels of Greenwich received an oversized presentation check from Jagjiwan Singh, assistant vice president and business development officer of First County Bank.

First County Bank Foundation has announced that, so far in 2017, it has awarded 11 Greenwich-based nonprofits a total of $45,500 in grants to help support their missions. 

In addition, five grants were awarded by the foundation to Westport-based nonprofit groups totaling of $22,500. 

The foundation has awarded individual grants worth more than $8.2 million since its inception in 2001.

“It’s exciting to be part of an organization which works together with local nonprofits to ensure basic needs are met,” said Reyno A. Giallongo Jr., president of the foundation.

The Greenwich-based nonprofit organizations which have received First County Bank Foundation grants in 2017 are: Abilis Inc.; Greenwich Alliance for Education; The Hill House Inc., Jewish Family Services of Greenwich, Kids in Crisis; Meals of Wheels of Greenwich, Neighbor to Neighbor, River House Adult Day Center, United Way of Greenwich, YWCA of Greenwich and YMCA of Greenwich.

Westport organization receiving grants are: Earthplace, The Discovery Nature Center; Homes with Hope; Positive Directions, The Center for Prevention and Counseling, Westport Library Association, and United Way of Coastal Connecticut – Westport.

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