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, 2015
B. Families at Risk - $210,000 / 21%
C. Aid to the Homeless - $135,500 / 13%
D. Aid to Children -$128,500 / 12%
E. Adult Education and Job Training -$90,000/ 9%
F. Community Health Services - $85,000 / 8%
G. Adults in Crisis - $40,000 / 4%
H. Elderly Care - $25,000 / 3%
grant allocations by geographic area, 2015
B. Norwalk - $169,250 / 17%
C. Stamford - $154,000 / 15%
D. Upper Fairfield County - $147,750 / 14%
E. Lower Fairfield County - $89,500 / 9%
our grant list
Last year, our grants went to the following agencies:
ABRI/Homes for the Brave
Adam J. Lewis Preschool
American Red Cross CT
Americares Free Clinics, Inc.
Big Brothers/Sisters of SW CT
Boys & Girls Club of Stamford
Bridge House, Inc.
Bridgeport Caribe Youth Leaders
Bridgeport Child Advocacy Coalition
Bridgeport Neighborhood Trust
Bridgeport Public Education Fund, Inc.
Bridgeport Rescue Mission
Cardinal Shehan Center
Center for Children's Advocacy
Center for Prevention & Recovery
Child Advocates of SW CT
Child Guidance Center of Southern CT
Commence! College Counseling
Connecticut Audubon Society
Domestic Violence Crisis Center
Educators 4 Excellence
Exchange Club Parenting Skills Center
Family & Children's Agency
Family Centers, Inc.
GBAPP - Mi Casa
George Washington Carver Center
Habitat for Humanity of Coastal Fairfield County
Healing Tree Economic Development, King’s Pantry
Homes With Hope
Horizons at Greens Farms Academy
Horizons Student Enrichment Program, New Canaan
Housatonic Community College Foundation, Inc.
Human Services Council: Appleby Health Centers
Human Services Council: Children's Connection
Jewish Family Services Greenwich
Jewish Senior Services Center for Elder Abuse Prevention
Junior Achievement of Western Connecticut - Bridgeport
Kids In Crisis
Lawyers for Children America
LISC Local Initiatives Support Collaborative
Malta House, Inc.
McGivney Community Center, Inc.
Mercy Learning Center
Neighbors Link Stamford
Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship
New Beginnings Family Academy
Norma F. Pfriem Breast Care Center
Norwalk Community College Foundation
Norwalk Education Foundation
Norwalk Grass Roots Tennis
Norwalk Housing Authority Foundation
Open Door Shelter
Planned Parenthood of Southern New England
ReFOCUS Outreach Ministry, Inc.
School Volunteer Association of Bridgeport
Shelter for the Homeless
St. Joseph Parenting Center
St. Vincent's Medical Center Foundation
Sterling House Community Center
Teach for America Connecticut
The Center for Family Justice, Inc.
The Counsel of Churches Greater Bridgeport - Janus Center
The Counsel of Churches Greater Bridgeport - Project Learn
The Diaper Bank
The Fairfield Museum
The Tiny Miracles Foundation
The Women's Center of Greater Danbury
The WorkPlace, Inc.
Thomas Merton Center
Wakeman Boys and Girls Club
Women's Mentoring Network
YMCA Central CT Coast, Bridgeport PALS Food Program
YMCA Central CT Coast, Camp Hi-Rock
YMCA Central CT Coast, Raphola Taylor Community Center
YWCA Greenwich, Crisis Intervention: Emergency Shelter for Domestic Violence