Chamber Foundation Accepting Grant Applications from Eastern CT Charities Benefiting Children and Families
Eastern CT – The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut Foundation announced that grant applications are now available for eastern CT non-profits and charities that benefit local children and families.
Since 2002, the Chamber Foundation has donated over $1.5 million to numerous local organizations that serve the needs of children, specifically groups that address the Foundation’s goal of funding projects which enhance and enrich education and economic opportunities for children and families in the Chamber’s service area.
The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, affiliated with the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT, that raises funds through events including the Bowl-a-Thon and Holiday Gala, which raised over $103,000 at its 36th annual event on December 6, 2019 at Mohegan Sun.
Lou Ziegler, the Foundation Board’s chair, acknowledged the continued support of the community for the Chamber Foundation’s annual events.
Ziegler noted, “These events would not be possible without the tremendous support from our planning committee, dedication of our volunteers, generosity of our sponsors and commitment from the Chamber staff. We are also grateful for the hospitality and support of our friends at the Mohegan Tribe and Mohegan Sun, and the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe and Foxwoods Resort Casino.”
Grant applications are available online. The deadline for submission is February 14, 2020. The Foundation expects to make distributions to the awarded grantees in the spring with an announcement at the Chamber office in Waterford.
The Chamber Foundation’s 8th Annual Bowl-a-Thon will be held at High Roller Luxury Lanes at Foxwoods Resort Casino on April 29, 2020. Teams of four are invited to register; sponsorships are available. Click here to learn more or call (860) 701-9113.