FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- The John Patrick Flanagan Foundation has awarded $28,500 in grants to six Connecticut-based charities, according to a press release from the group.
“We are incredibly humbled by the amount of generosity and support for the John Patrick Flanagan Foundation over the past five years, and thrilled to continue giving back to deserving members and organizations of the local Connecticut community,” said Amanda Flanagan, chairperson of the John Patrick Flanagan Foundation, in a statement.
The grant allocations are as follows:
- $8,000 for the Connecticut Audubon Society Center at Fairfield to fund the cost for the JPFF Trailblazers Program, which provides Bridgeport public school students with transportation to the Nature Center on field trips. Since its inception five years ago, nearly 2,000 students have participated in the program.
- $5,000 for the United in Hope Scholarship Fund to support a scholarship for graduating, college-bound high school seniors who have lost a parent to cancer.
- $3,000 for Commence College Counseling to assist the organization in gaining awareness of local students and parents by launching a website. The organization helps students in Bridgeport apply to college and navigate the scholarship and financial aid process.
- $7,000 for the Wakeman Smilow-Burroughs Clubhouse in Bridgeport to help fund teen counselors who provide programming, such as an after-school job program, a community service program and high school and college preparation.
- $4,500 for the Caroline House to fund a nutritious snack program for the children in its preschooler program.
- $1,000 for the High School Scholarship Foundation of Fairfield to fund an annual scholarship to a college-bound Fairfield Warde High School student with financial need.
Since 2008, the John Patrick Flanagan Foundation has raised more than $370,000 and granted out $60,000 to programs that provide resources and opportunities to disadvantaged children and families.
To learn more about The John Patrick Flanagan Foundation or to make a donation, visit its website.