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$6 Million in Grants from the Inner-City Foundation for Charity & Education

The Inner-City Foundation for Charity & Education will award $6 million in grants, the charity announced today, providing grants to 43 local Fairfield County programs. The charity announced its plans to dissolve and to distribute its considerable assets earlier this year.

“We wish we could have gone back and given funds to everyone we have supported over the years – about 200 grantees over 30 years,” said Executive Director 

Karen Barry Schwarz, “but that was not feasible. We looked at those grantees that we regularly supported over the last 10 years or so and chose carefully from a large group of proposals. We’re delighted that our donors’ funds will be doing good in Fairfield County for many years to come, and in some cases, in perpetuity.”

Pictured left:Kolbe Cathedral High School celebrates receiving a scholarship endowment of $500,000 from The Inner-City Foundation for Charity & Education.  Pictured here, left to right: Jane Lafond, rising Kolbe Cathedral High School senior; Dick Matteis, Board Member, The Inner-City Foundation for Charity & Education; Camille Figluizzi, Kolbe Cathedral Principal; Pam Pagnani, Board Member, The Inner-City Foundation for Charity & Education; Eudell Mason, rising Kolbe Cathedral High School senior. 

The Fairfield County programs that will each receive a portion of the $6 million in funds from The Inner-City Foundation for Charity & Education in its dissolution include the following:

All Saints Catholic School

Bridgeport Caribe Youth Leaders

Bridgeport Neighborhoods Together

Bridgeport Rescue Mission

Building One Community

Cardinal Shehan Center

Caroline House

Carver Foundation of Norwalk

Catholic Academy of Bridgeport

Catholic Academy of Stamford

Catholic Charities of Fairfield County Immigration Services

Catholic Charities of Fairfield County Morning Glory Kitchen

Center for Family Justice

Circle of Care for Families of Children with Cancer

Domestic Violence Crisis Center

Domus Foundation

Emerge

Family ReEntry

Foundations in Education

Future 5

HomeFront

Homes with Hope

Inspirica

Junior Achievement of Greater Fairfield County

Kids in Crisis

Kolbe Cathedral High School

Malta House

Mercy Learning Center

New Covenant Center

Open Door Shelter

Pacific House

Person-to-Person

Sacred Heart University

Shelter of the Cross/Renewal House

Shepherds

St. Catherine Center for Special Needs

St. Joseph Parenting Center

Stamford Public Education Foundation

Sterling House Community Center

Thomas Merton Center

Tiny Miracles Foundation

Today’s Students Tomorrow’s Teachers

Women’s Center of Greater Danbury

In a closing statement to donors, Executive Director Karen Barry Schwarz added, “For almost three decades, The Inner-City Foundation, with your help, has helped to feed the hungry, house the homeless, and educate those living in poverty in Fairfield County, granting $38 million to 200 local programs over the last 30 years. It has been our distinct honor, and our mission, to help families in need, helping to construct with them a path to a better future.  Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for supporting us, and our friends in need, over all these years. We hope you will continue the good work we began together.”

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