David Rabin

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...

Greenwich COVID-19 Community Relief Fund Goal Surpassed

The Greenwich United Way’s Greenwich COVID-19 Community Relief Fund surpassed its initial $500,000 goal, thanks to a recent large gift from an anonymous donor. The fund is increasing its target to $600,000 to more thoroughly address the increasing unmet needs in town with the ongoing pandemic and mounting challenges for residents. read more...

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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Dalio Philanthropies Gives $100,000 to Community Relief Fund

The Greenwich United Way’s Greenwich COVID-19 Community Relief Fund is more than halfway to its $500,000 goal thanks to a recent donation of $100,000 from Dalio Philanthropies. The fund will provide disaster relief and recovery efforts for Greenwich residents experiencing economic hardship due to the COVID-19 health crisis. Non-profit local agencies supporting relevant relief efforts can apply for grants from the fund. read more...