Jul 6, 2023

Liberty Bank Foundation Awards $75K in Grants to Nine Nonprofits Serving Greater Hartford

David W. Glidden, President & CEO of Liberty Bank and President of the Liberty Bank Foundation, today announced the Liberty Bank Foundation awarded $75,000 to nine nonprofits serving the Greater Hartford region.

The grants approved by the Liberty Bank Foundation supported organizations with programming focused on workforce education, summer enrichment, affordable housing and entrepreneurial support.

“The tremendous work of these nine organizations aligns perfectly with Liberty’s mission to improve the lives of our customers, teammates and communities for generations to come – and they do just that for countless individuals of all ages in Greater Hartford,” said Glidden. “The Foundation’s financial support says a lot about the confidence we have in the nonprofits’ abilities to influence and create better opportunities for individuals and families who call Greater Hartford their home.”

The following organizations were recipients of the Foundations latest round of grant-making:

  • Charter Oak State College Foundation, Inc. to support their Parents Intent of Improving Tomorrow (PiiT) program.
  • COMPASS Youth Collaborative to support their Peacebuilders Workforce Education ($5,000)
  • Connecticut Hospitality Educational Association to support CT Opportunities in Restaurant Employment (CORE) ($5,000)
  • Hartford Area Habitat for Humanity for their Northeast Neighborhood-Hartford Build ($25,000)
  • Horizons at Westminster’s Summer 2023 Program Support ($5,000)
  • International Hartford Ltd to help provide minority and immigrant groups with entrepreneurial support ($10,000)
  • Music and Poetry Synchronized, Inc. (MAPS) programming ($5,000)
  • Roca Inc. to support Roca Hartford Young Mothers Programs ($5,000)
  • Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center’s Youth Healthcare Development Programs ($5,000)
  • YMCA of Metropolitan Hartford’s Y-BELL Powers Scholars Academy (PSA) ($10,000)

“The YMCA of Greater Hartford is grateful for the Liberty Bank Foundation’s continued support of our Y-BELL Power Scholars Academy summer learning program. Together, we are working towards closing the academic achievement gap for underserved youth in the Hartford, East Hartford, and West Hartford communities,” said Harold Sparrow, President/CEO of the YMCA of Greater Hartford.

In total, the Liberty Bank Foundation awarded $177,500 in grants to 24 nonprofit organizations serving communities in Liberty’s footprint in Connecticut and Massachusetts at their May 2023 Board meeting.

To learn more about the Liberty Bank Foundation and its grant guidelines, visit the Liberty Bank Foundation. To read Liberty Bank’s latest impact report and learn more about their all-encompassing support for our communities beyond traditional banking services, visit Liberty Bank 2021 Impact Report.

About Liberty Bank Foundation

Since its inception in 1997, Liberty Bank Foundation has awarded over $16 million in grants to nonprofit organizations throughout Liberty Bank’s market area.  Following the Bank’s ‘Be Community Kind’ spirit, the Foundation seeks to improve the lives of individuals and families by investing in three key areas:  Education & Training, Affordable Housing, and Food.

About Liberty Bank

Established in 1825, Liberty Bank is the oldest and largest independent mutual bank in the country. With more than $7 billion in assets, Liberty has 56 banking offices across Connecticut and one in Massachusetts. As a full-service financial institution, Liberty offers consumer and commercial banking, cash management, home mortgages, business loans, insurance and investment services. Named ‘Top Workplace’ by the Hartford Courant every year since 2012 and designated a 2021 and 2022 Best-In-State Bank in Connecticut by Forbes Magazine, Liberty maintains a longstanding commitment to superior personal service and unparalleled community involvement.