David Rabin

United Way Seeks Grant Applicants for Community Investment Process

The Greenwich United Way Annual Community Investment Process is underway and open to grant applicants on the Greenwich United Way website. Grant applications will be accepted from local organizations followed by a rigorous review process by community volunteers and the Greenwich United Way Board of Directors who evaluate proposals from local agencies, thoroughly research each organization’s financials, and visit program sites. Guided by results of the Greenwich United Way Needs Assessment, Community Investment Process volunteers and the GUW Board of Directors determine the most effective, impactful uses for Greenwich United Way funds. read more...

Abilis, PTAC Receive COVID-19 Community Relief Fund Grants

The Greenwich United Way’s Greenwich COVID-19 Community Relief Fund issued a $25,800 grant to the PTA Council (PTAC) – the umbrella organization formed by the 15 PTAs of the Greenwich Public Schools – and a second grant to Abilis in the amount of $15,000. PTAC is using the grant to provide breakfast and lunch for Greenwich students who receive free and reduced lunch during the school year. Abilis’ second grant will cover PPE and staffing support for Greenwich participants. The fund has now provided $416,064 of aid across 18 organizations helping Greenwich residents in need. read more...

COVID-19 Community Relief Fund Issues Grant to Family Centers

The Greenwich United Way’s Greenwich COVID-19 Community Relief Fund issued a $50,000 grant to Family Centers to support the organization’s Early Childhood Achievement Gap Solutions (ECAGS) program. The funds will help the 125 families that are Early Care and Education (ECE) and Early Childhood Achievement Gap Solutions Greenwich Parents as Teachers (GPAT) participants. read more...

United Way Grants Support Local Businesses

Grants from the Greenwich United Way’s ‘Greenwich COVID-19 Community Relief Fund’ to food assistance programs are supporting local businesses while feeding residents in need. Grant recipients Caritas, Community Centers, Inc. (CCI) and Food Rescue work with local businesses such as Aux Delices, Castle View Deli, Corbo’s, Firehouse Deli, Garden Catering and Rinaldi’s to provide meals to Greenwich residents facing food insecurity during the current pandemic. read more...

RTM Resolution Criticizing Camillo, BET Appropriation Fails

A Sense of the Meeting Resolution criticizing First Selectman Fred Camillo and the Board of Estimate and Taxation for actions taken during the coronavirus pandemic failed to receive overwhelming support during the RTM’s meeting on Monday night, as it was defeated by a vote of 75 in favor, 138 against, with 16 abstentions. Last month, Camillo appropriated $100,000 to the Greenwich United Way as part of the town’s newly-formed COVID-19 Community Relief Fund. Due to the emergency situation and the need to act quickly on getting people help, the BET approved the funds, and Camillo did not seek RTM approval as is stated in the town charter.

Community Relief Fund Issues Grants for BGCG, River House

The Greenwich United Way’s Greenwich COVID-19 Community Relief Fund issued its third round of grants totaling $51,500 for Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich (BGCG) and River House. BGCG will use the grant for virtual club online activities for students, food support and computers. The River House grant will go toward the adult day center’s distance care program for seniors. read more...

COVID-19 Community Relief Second Round of Grants Issued

The Greenwich United Way’s Greenwich COVID-19 Community Relief Fund issued its second round of grants totaling $13,500 for Kids In Crisis and Meals on Wheels. The GUW Board of Directors and Grants Committee volunteers, including Greenwich selectperson Jill Oberlander, continues to review proposals from local agencies, conducting a deep dive into each organization’s financials, and assessing the specific recovery-related needs. read more...

Greenwich COVID-19 Community Relief Fund Grants Issued

The Greenwich United Way’s Greenwich COVID-19 Community Relief Fund issued its first round of grants totaling $113,511. The initial grants were given to Abilis, Filling in the Blanks, Food Rescue US, Jewish Family Services and YWCA of Greenwich. The GUW Board of Directors and Grants Committee volunteers, including Greenwich selectperson Jill Oberlander, reviewed proposals from local agencies, conducted a deep dive into each organization’s financials, and assessed the recovery needs. read more...

Greenwich Alliance for Education Pivots to Meet Needs

With the transformation from school-based education to distance learning, the Greenwich Alliance for Education is pivoting to meet the short and long-term needs of the Greenwich Public Schools, both for teachers and students. They continue to focus, in particular, on the educational needs of the AVID community – teachers, students, and alums – as many of the AVID students are those being provided food and other human service needs through other agencies. The Alliance is funding requests for school supplies and books, teaching Tuning In To Music lessons via Skype, and working with their grantees to provide virtual content. The Alliance can handle more of these educational requests right away and is in contact with school administrators and other non-profit organizations to determine needs as they arise.

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