Grants

2018 F.O.C.U.S. Grants

$2,000

New Haven Symphony Orchestra

The mission of the New Haven Symphony Orchestra is to increase the impact of orchestral music through performances and educational programming.  Our musicians inspire, delight, challenge, and unite larger and more diverse communities.

 

$2,000

Greater Bridgeport Youth Orchestras

Inspiring and educating young musicians in Connecticut

 

$1,000

Music Haven

Music Haven empowers and connects young people through exceptional tuition-free music education, mentoring, and performance by our resident musicians in the heart of New Haven, giving all kids a chance to play.

 

2017 F.O.C.U.S. Grants

$2,000

New Haven Symphony Orchestra

The mission of the New Haven Symphony Orchestra is to increase the impact of orchestral music through performances and educational programming.  Our musicians inspire, delight, challenge, and unite larger and more diverse communities.

 

$1,000

Channel 3 Kids Camp

The mission of Channel 3 Kids Camp is to provide year round opportunities to children, families, & communities through recreational and educational programs that promote friendships, learning, & growth.

 

$5,000

Camp Rising Sun

For children ages 6 – 18 who have been diagnosed with cancer to attend camp free of charge

 

$400

The Kennedy Center

…seeks to bring access, balance, and equity to each child’s arts education, using an affordable model that combines the resources of the school district, local arts groups, and the Kennedy Center.

 

$1,600

Trumbull Little League

Challenger Baseball division that gives mentally and physically handicapped children the chance to play baseball

 

$3,000

The Cove Center for Grieving Children

Providing Hope and Healing for Grieving Children

 

$250

Trumbull Babe Ruth

 

$1,000

The Tiny Miracles Foundation

The Tiny Miracles Foundation (TTMF) is a nonprofit charity based in Fairfield County, CT, dedicated to helping families with premature babies.

 

 

2016 F.O.C.U.S. Grants

$5,000

Camp Rising Sun

For children ages 6 – 18 who have been diagnosed with cancer to attend camp free of charge

 

$3,000

The Cove Center for Grieving Children

Providing Hope and Healing for Grieving Children

 

$400

The Kennedy Center

…seeks to bring access, balance, and equity to each child’s arts education, using an affordable model that combines the resources of the school district, local arts groups, and the Kennedy Center.

 

$1,000

Channel 3 Kids Camp

The mission of Channel 3 Kids Camp is to provide year round opportunities to children, families, & communities through recreational and educational programs that promote friendships, learning, & growth.

 

$2,000

New Haven Symphony Orchestra

 

$500

Missy’s Mission

Combining a mission to place homeless dogs from rescues with volunteer children with disabilities. The design of the program is to offer children a chance to connect to something they experienced and to offer them a chance to learn about success and self importance through volunteer work.

 

$2,500

Camp Hazen YMCA

$1,000

The Pilot House

The mission of The Pilot House is to provide individuals with Autism and other special needs the means and support to maximize their personal growth, self-esteem and independence.

 

$1,000

The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp

The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp is dedicated to providing “a different kind of healing” to seriously ill children and their families, free of charge.

$1,500

Daniel Hand High School Golf Boosters

 

$1,500

Trumbull Little League

Challenger Baseball division that gives mentally and physically handicapped children the chance to play baseball

 

$500

Yale New Haven Hospital Auxiliary Toy Closet

 

The goal of the Toy Closet Program is to provide pediatric patients with comfort, enjoyment and support while they are receiving care at Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital. Toys are given out 365 days a year.


 

2015 F.O.C.U.S. Grants

$1,000

Daniel Hand High School Golf Boosters

 

$1,000

The Tiny Miracles Foundation

The Tiny Miracles Foundation (TTMF) is a nonprofit charity based in Fairfield County, CT, dedicated to helping families with premature babies.

 

$1,000

Channel 3 Kids Camp

The mission of Channel 3 Kids Camp is to provide year round opportunities to children, families, & communities through recreational and educational programs that promote friendships, learning, & growth.

 

$2,000

New Haven Symphony Orchestra

 

$5,000

Camp Rising Sun

For children ages 6 – 18 who have been diagnosed with cancer to attend camp free of charge

 

$3,000

The Cove Center for Grieving Children

Providing Hope and Healing for Grieving Children

 

$400

The Kennedy Center

…seeks to bring access, balance, and equity to each child’s arts education, using an affordable model that combines the resources of the school district, local arts groups, and the Kennedy Center.

 

$1,500

Trumbull Little League

 

$1,000

Creative Meals

 

 

$250

Caroline House

The Caroline House’s mission is to enable women and children to reach the fullness of their potential through education in English language and life skills

2014 F.O.C.U.S. Grants

$5,000

Camp Rising Sun

For children ages 6 – 18 who have been diagnosed with cancer to attend camp free of charge

 

$3,000

The Cove Center for Grieving Children

Providing Hope and Healing for Grieving Children

 

$400

The Kennedy Center

…seeks to bring access, balance, and equity to each child’s arts education, using an affordable model that combines the resources of the school district, local arts groups, and the Kennedy Center.

 

$1,600

Trumbull Little League

 

$1,000

Channel 3 Kids Camp

The mission of Channel 3 Kids Camp is to provide year round opportunities to children, families, & communities through recreational and educational programs that promote friendships, learning, & growth.

 

$2,000

St. Martin de Porres Academy

The mission of St. Martin de Porres Academy is to break the cycle of poverty through education.

 

$2,000

New Haven Symphony Orchestra

$5,500

 

Junior Achievement

$1,000

The Pilot House

The mission of The Pilot House is to provide individuals with Autism and other special needs the means and support to maximize their personal growth, self-esteem and independence.

 

$1,000

The Provident Foundation

 

$2,500

Farnam Neighborhood House

The Farnam Neighborhood House is a non-profit organization that serves families, teenagers and children from every neighborhood in New Haven and welcomes everyone from all surrounding towns.

$1,000

4K For Cancer

 


 

 

2013   F.O.C.U.S   Grants

$3,500

Camp Rising Sun

For children ages 6 – 18 who have been diagnosed with cancer to attend camp free of charge

 

$3,000

The Cove Center for Grieving Children

Providing Hope and Healing for Grieving Children

 

$400

The Kennedy Center

…seeks to bring access, balance, and equity to each child’s arts education, using an affordable model that combines the resources of the school district, local arts groups, and the Kennedy Center.

 

$1,500

Trumbull Little League

 

$1,000

The First Tee of Connecticut

To impact the lives of young people throughout Connecticut by providing programs that promote character development and life-enhancing values through the game of golf.

 

$750

Channel 3 Kids Camp

The mission of Channel 3 Kids Camp is to provide year round opportunities to children, families, & communities through recreational and educational programs that promote friendships, learning, & growth.

 

$5,000

Camp Rising Sun

For children ages 6 – 18 who have been diagnosed with cancer to attend camp free of charge

 

$2,000

St. Martin de Porres Academy

The mission of St. Martin de Porres Academy is to break the cycle of poverty through education.

 

$2,000

New Haven Symphony Orchestra

 

$3,000

Norwalk Maritime Aquarium

 

 

 

2012 F.O.C.U.S. Grants

 

$3,000

Junior Achievement

Volunteer-delivered, kindergarten-12th grade programs foster work-readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy skills, and use experiential learning to inspire students to dream big and reach their potential.

 

$1,500

Trumbull Little League

 

$3,000

The Cove Center for Grieving Children

Providing Hope and Healing for Grieving Children

 

$6,000

Earthplace Harbor Watch

Through its water quality monitoring activities the Harbor Watch (HW) Program seeks to help protect and restore the biological integrity of the Long Island Sound and its watershed.

 

$1,000

The First Tee of Connecticut

To impact the lives of young people throughout Connecticut by providing programs that promote character development and life-enhancing values through the game of golf.

 

$750

Channel 3 Kids Camp

The mission of Channel 3 Kids Camp is to provide year round opportunities to children, families, & communities through recreational and educational programs that promote friendships, learning, & growth.

 

$2,000

St. Martin de Porres Academy

The mission of St. Martin de Porres Academy is to break the cycle of poverty through education.

 

$5,000

Connecticut Food Bank Kid’s Backpack Program

By partnering with local public school systems, teachers and staff, Connecticut Food Bank can identify students who are food insecure and provide them with kid-friendly food that is discreetly distributed at school at the end of each week.  Through the Kids’ BackPack Program, we hope that weekends without adequate nourishment are no longer an issue for children in households where sufficient and consistent food supplies fall short of what is needed.

$5,000

Camp Rising Sun

For children ages 6 – 18 who have been diagnosed with cancer to attend camp free of charge

 

$1,000

Farnam Neighborhood House

The Farnam Neighborhood House is a non-profit organization that serves families, teenagers and children from every neighborhood in New Haven and welcomes everyone from all surrounding towns.

 

$1,000

Easter Seals Goodwill Industries

Easter Seals Goodwill Industries is a progressive, community-based organization committed to its mission to enhance employment, educational, social and recreational opportunities for people with disabilities and other challenges in the greater New Haven area.

 

 

 

2011 F.O.C.U.S. Grants

$4,290

Daughters of Charity

The Daughters of Charity is a “grass-roots” rescue mission that ministers directly to the needy people within the Bridgeport community, regardless of their ethnic background or religion.

 

$1,000

Trumbull Little League

 

$1,500

Farnam Neighborhood House

The Farnam Neighborhood House is a non-profit organization that serves families, teenagers and children from every neighborhood in New Haven and welcomes everyone from all surrounding towns.

 

$2,000

Friendship Service Center

The mission of the Friendship Center of New Britain is to provide friendship and direct service to the poor and needy of Central Connecticut, including the ownership and operation of housing for the poor.

 

$2,000

The Cove Center for Grieving Children

Providing Hope and Healing for Grieving Children

 

$2,000

St. Martin de Porres Academy

The mission of St. Martin de Porres Academy is to break the cycle of poverty through education.

 

$750

Channel 3 Kids Camp

The mission of Channel 3 Kids Camp is to provide year round opportunities to children, families, & communities through recreational and educational programs that promote friendships, learning, & growth.

 

$500

Camp Rising Sun

For children ages 6 – 18 who have been diagnosed with cancer to attend camp free of charge

 

$500

Circle of Friends

The Circle of Friends provides a wide array of innovative programming promoting a greater awareness and understanding of both the unique needs and the unique gifts of individuals with special needs and encourages respect and empathy for those facing difficult challenges

$200

Town and Country Montessori

 

$1009

Norwalk Maritime Aquarium

$500

The Pediatric Angel Network

The Pediatric Angel Network is an organization dedicated to providing assistance to families in need of financial or material support for the care of a sick or disabled child.  Support is provided by unparalleled passion and commitment from the community to sustain our most precious resource… our children.

 

 

2010 F.O.C.U.S. Grants

$5,000

Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital

Each area of the Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital (YNHCH) provides inpatient, outpatient, emergency, primary and preventive care to thousands of children and is one of New England’s major referral centers for pediatric healthcare needs.

 

$1,625

Farnam Neighborhood House

The Farnam Neighborhood House is a non-profit organization that serves families, teenagers and children from every neighborhood in New Haven and welcomes everyone from all surrounding towns.

 

$5,000

Hall-Brooke Behavioral Health Services

Seton Academy is a Connecticut state approved non-public special educational school integrated with group and individual therapy, serving the needs of adolescents between the ages of 10 and 19 with emotional, psychological, or behavioral difficulties who have been unsuccessful in their home school settings.

 

$1,500

Make a Wish Foundation

We grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.

 

$2,000

St. Martin de Porres Academy

The mission of St. Martin de Porres Academy is to break the cycle of poverty through education.

 

$750

Channel 3 Kids Camp

The mission of Channel 3 Kids Camp is to provide year round opportunities to children, families, & communities through recreational and educational programs that promote friendships, learning, & growth.

 

 

$1,000

Miles for Myles

directly funds local projects to improve the lives of children, and provides funding for pediatric cardiac research at Yale New Haven Hospital.

 

$1,000

The First Tee of Connecticut

To impact the lives of young people throughout Connecticut by providing programs that promote character development and life-enhancing values through the game of golf.

 

$2,000

The Cove Center for Grieving Children

Providing Hope and Healing for Grieving Children

 

$1,000

Farnam Neighborhood House

The Farnam Neighborhood House is a non-profit organization that serves families, teenagers and children from every neighborhood in New Haven and welcomes everyone from all surrounding towns.

 

 

$2,000

Camp Rising Sun

For children ages 6 – 18 who have been diagnosed with cancer to attend camp free of charge.”

 

 

2009 F.O.C.U.S. Grants

$10,000

Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital

Each area of the Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital (YNHCH) provides inpatient, outpatient, emergency, primary and preventive care to thousands of children and is one of New England’s major referral centers for pediatric healthcare needs.

 

$3,000

Farnam Neighborhood House

The Farnam Neighborhood House is a non-profit organization that serves families, teenagers and children from every neighborhood in New Haven and welcomes everyone from all surrounding towns.

 

$10,000

Hall-Brooke Behavioral Health Services

Seton Academy is a Connecticut state approved non-public special educational school integrated with group and individual therapy, serving the needs of adolescents between the ages of 10 and 19 with emotional, psychological, or behavioral difficulties who have been unsuccessful in their home school settings.

 

$750

Channel 3 Kids Camp

The mission of Channel 3 Kids Camp is to provide year round opportunities to children, families, & communities through recreational and educational programs that promote friendships, learning, & growth.

 

$1,500

The First Tee of CT

To impact the lives of young people throughout Connecticut by providing programs that promote character development and life-enhancing values through the game of golf.”

 

$1,000

Daughters of Charity

The Daughters of Charity is a “grass-roots” rescue mission that ministers directly to the needy people within the Bridgeport community, regardless of their ethnic background or religion.

 

$1,000

Next Aid

NextAid is an LA based nonprofit organization that harnesses the power of music to support sustainable development projects that serve vulnerable children, youth and women in Africa

 

$250

The Kennedy Center

…seeks to bring access, balance, and equity to each child’s arts education, using an affordable model that combines the resources of the school district, local arts groups, and the Kennedy Center.

 

2008 F.O.C.U.S. Grants

$10,000

Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital

Each area of the Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital (YNHCH) provides inpatient, outpatient, emergency, primary and preventive care to thousands of children and is one of New England’s major referral centers for pediatric healthcare needs.

 

$10,000

Hall-Brooke Behavioral Health Services

Seton Academy is a Connecticut state approved non-public special educational school integrated with group and individual therapy, serving the needs of adolescents between the ages of 10 and 19 with emotional, psychological, or behavioral difficulties who have been unsuccessful in their home school settings.

 

 

$250

Evergreen Network

…provide supportive services specifically for children and adults infected or affected by HIV/AIDS, and their families

 

$500

Channel 3 Kids Camp

The mission of Channel 3 Kids Camp is to provide year round opportunities to children, families, & communities through recreational and educational programs that promote friendships, learning, & growth.

 

$2,000

Norwalk Education Foundation

Its mission is to enhance the understanding, support and advocacy for education al improvements that sustain and drive student achievement for all of Norwalk’s children..

 

$3,000

Daughters of Charity

The Daughters of Charity is a “grass-roots” rescue mission that ministers directly to the needy people within the Bridgeport community, regardless of their ethnic background or religion.

 

2007 F.O.C.U.S. Grants

$10,000

Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital

Each area of the Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital (YNHCH) provides inpatient, outpatient, emergency, primary and preventive care to thousands of children and is one of New England’s major referral centers for pediatric healthcare needs.

 

$10,000

Hall-Brooke Behavioral Health Services

Seton Academy is a Connecticut state approved non-public special educational school integrated with group and individual therapy, serving the needs of adolescents between the ages of 10 and 19 with emotional, psychological, or behavioral difficulties who have been unsuccessful in their home school settings.

 

$1,625

The First Tee of CT

http://www.thefirstteeconnecticut.org

To impact the lives of young people throughout Connecticut by providing programs that promote character development and life-enhancing values through the game of golf.”

 

 

 

$7,000

Chichester Fund

This fund was created to help pay for chemotherapy drugs, other medications, medical equipment, nutritional needs, and treatments for children with minimal or no insurance

 

$7,000

Camp Rising Sun

For children ages 6 – 18 who have been diagnosed with cancer to attend camp free of charge.

 

$500

Evergreen Network

provide supportive services specifically for children and adults infected or affected by HIV/AIDS, and their families

 

$2,500

The Kennedy Center

seeks to bring access, balance, and equity to each child’s arts education, using an affordable model that combines the resources of the school district, local arts groups, and the Kennedy Center.

 

$3,000

Daughters of Charity

The Daughters of Charity is a “grass-roots” rescue mission that ministers directly to the needy people within the Bridgeport community, regardless of their ethnic background or religion.

 

$2,500

First Calvary Baptist Church