Community Grant Program
KentPresents Grants $125,000 in 2017 to 38 Litchfield County Charitable Organizations
In 2017, KentPresents awarded grants of $125,000 to 38 non-profit organizations serving Litchfield County. This contribution represents a 25% dollar increase from the $100,000 donation in 2016, when 29 local organizations received grants.
The groups receiving awards provide social and emergency services, housing, educational and economic opportunities, and enhance the cultural and artistic lives of low- and moderate-income individuals and families in Kent and nearby communities. In selecting the recipients, special emphasis is placed on basic needs, emergency services and education programs.
"We are very pleased that in our third year KentPresents has been able to increase the size of our gift and to continue to make meaningful grants to so many organizations," said Donna and Ben Rosen of Kent, founders and guiding spirits of KentPresents. "In the years to come we hope to continue to support needs-based groups that help people in our communities to thrive."
Applications for grants were reviewed by a group of 14 citizens (not including the Rosens) from Kent and surrounding communities.
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2017 grant recipients include:
Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation-Jane Lloyd Fund
Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation-Northwest Corner Fund for the Prevention of Substance Abuse
Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation-Kent Education Learning Foundation
Children's Center of New Milford
Chore Service Inc
Civic Life Project
Community Culinary Institute of Northwestern Connecticut
Corner Food Pantry
Connecticut Antique Machinery
Five Points Gallery
Gathering Place of Torrington
Greenwoods Counseling Referrals
Hotchkiss Library of Sharon
Housatonic Youth Service Bureau
Kent Affordable Housing
Kent Cemetery Association
Kent Center School Scholarship Fund
Kent Community Fund
Kent Education Center and Nursery School
Kent Memorial Library
Kent Veterans Memorial Committee
Kent Village Housing for the Elderly
Kent Volunteer Fire Department
Kent Youth Hockey
Litchfield Hills Chore Services
Literacy Volunteers on the Green
Loaves and Fishes Hospitality House
New Milford Homeless Shelter
New Milford Visiting Nurses Association
Robotics and Beyond
UWWC Back to School
Wheels of Greater New Milford
Women's Support Services