Through the support of our donors and sponsors, Near & Far Aid grants over $1 million each year to improve the lives of children, families and individuals affected by poverty in Fairfield County.
Grant allocations by area of need, 2017
B. Aid to Families at Risk - $179,000 / 16%
C. Aid to the Homeless - $162,500 / 14%
D. Adult Education and Job Training - $154,500 / 14%
E. Community Health Services - $122,500 / 11%
F. Aid to Children - $82,000 / 7%
G. Aid to Adults in Crisis - $65,000 / 6%
grant allocations by geographic area, 2017
B. Norwalk - $154,00 / 14%
C. Stamford - $182,000 / 16%
D. Upper Fairfield County - $179,500 / 16%
E. Lower Fairfield County - $94,000 / 8%
Total: $1,126,500 grants to 102 agencies
(plus seven special gifts: $25,000)
our grant list
Last year, our grants went to the following agencies:
Adam J. Lewis Preschool
All Our Kin, Inc.
Americares Free Clinics, Inc.
Americares - Hurricanes Relief
Association of Religious Communities, Inc. (ARC)
Boys & Girls Club of Stamford
Bridge Academy (The)
Bridgeport Caribe Youth Leaders
Bridgeport Neighborhood Trust
Bridgeport Public Education Fund, Inc. (The)
Bridgeport Rescue Mission
Cardinal Shehan Center
Caroline House - Kindergarten Class
Center for Children's Advocacy
Child Advocates of SW Connecticut
CLASP Homes - Westport
Connecticut Association for Human Services
Diaper Bank, (The)
Discovery Museum, Inc.
Domestic Violence Crisis Center - Norwalk
East End Academy
Emerge, Inc. - Stratford
Exchange Club Parenting Skills Center
Fairfield Family Social Services
Family & Children's Agency, Inc.
Family & Children's Aid
Family Centers, Inc.
Fill In The Blanks
Food Rescue US (formerly Community Plates)
George Washington Carver Center
Great Oaks Charter
Habitat for Humanity of Coastal Fairfield County
Hall Neighborhood House, Inc
Healing Tree Economic Development King's Pantry Program
Homes With Hope
Horizons at Greens Farms Academy
Horizons at New Canaan Country School
Horizons at Sacred Heart University
Horizons Student Enrichment Program - New Canaan
Housatonic Community College Foundation, Inc.
Human Services Council, Inc. (Appleby)
Human Services Council, Inc.
INTAKE Organization, Inc.
International Institute of Connecticut, Inc.
Jewish Family Services Greenwich
Jewish Senior Services - Center for Elder Abuse Prevention
Junior Achievement of Western Connecticut - Bridgeport
Kids In Crisis
Laurel House, Inc.
Liberation Programs, Inc.
LifeBridge Community Services (formerly named FSW)
Malta House ,Inc.
McGivney Community Center, Inc.
Mercy Learning Center of Bridgeport, Inc.
New Beginnings Family Academy
New Reach, Inc.
Norma F. Pfriem Urban Outreach Initiatives
Norma Pfriem Breast Center (The)
Norwalk Community College Foundation
Norwalk Grassroots Tennis & Education, Inc.
Norwalk Housing Foundation
OFF THE STREETS, Inc.
Planned Parenthood of Southern New England
Positive Directions - The Center for Prevention & Counseling
Project Morry Inc.
RYASAP (Regional Youth Adult Social Action Partnership)
Saint Joseph Parenting Center
School Volunteer Association of Bridgeport, Inc.
St. Vincent's Medical Center Foundation
Stamford Public Education Foundation (SPEF)
Sterling House Community Center
TBICO (The Bridge to Independence & Career Opportunities)
Teach For America Connecticut
The Center for Family Justice, Inc.
The Child and Family Guidance Center
The Connection, Inc.
The Council of Churches of Greater Bridgeport - FOOD ACCESS
The Council of Churches of Greater Bridgeport Inc.
The Open Door Shelter
The Tiny Miracles Foundation (TTMF)
The Women's Center of Greater Danbury
Thomas Merton Center
Wakeman Boys & Girls Club
Westport Social Services
Womens Mentoring Network, Inc.
WorkPlace, Inc. (The)
YMCA Central CT Coast
YMCA Central CT Coast Camp Hi-Rock
YMCA Central CT Coast Ralphola Taylor Community Center