VCF Community Grants Awarded to Support Valley Programs

The VCF allocates thousands of dollars to various organizations in the Valley.

The Valley Community Foundation (VCF) awarded $33,295 through its Community Grants program to 15 community groups serving the Valley. Applications for VCF's Community Grants Program are considered through a request for proposal process that occurs in the Spring of each year for groups or organizations that serve Ansonia, Derby, Oxford, Seymour and/or Shelton and have less than 2 full-time or less than 4 part-time staff. Grants can be for new or recurring programs and support civic and community engagement efforts.Grants range from $250 to $2,500.

"VCF is proud to support these 15 organizations with more than $30,000 in Community Grants," said Sharon Closius, VCF President & CEO. "Community Grants are responsive to groups that are volunteer or nonprofit in nature with very limited staffing capacity and serve our five-town region. Using this grant support,these small, dedicated organizations can work on issues that make a big difference in our community."

The 2015 VCF Community Grants were awarded to:

$2,500 - Annual Thanksgiving Basket
$1,000 - Ansonia High School/
AHS Quilting and Sewing
Charity Club
$2,500 - Ansonia High School/Class
of 2018 Advisories
$1,600 - Ansonia School Readiness
$2,500 - City of Derby
$2,500 - College Access for All Kids
$2,500 - Colonial Youth Football
& Cheer
$1,500 - Derby Historical Society
$2,500 - Friends of Derby Neck
$2,500 - North Star
$2,500 - Oil Drum Art
$2,500 - Seymour Historical Society
$1,695 - Southford Falls Quilt Guild
$2,500 - Valley Deaf Club
$2,500 - Youth to Youth Peer