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Hearts on Hartford

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Liberty Bank Foundation began giving grants in the Greater Hartford area several years ago. Now, we’re branching out to support even more nonprofits that focus on affordable housing, food for the hungry, shelter for the homeless, and most especially for education at all stages of life that will lead to economic success.

It was our pleasure to host a luncheon on August 13 for Hartford-area grantees at Hands on Hartford (one of our recipients). Chefs at Hands on Hartford also catered the event and the food was excellent. (If you’d like to give their tasty creations a try please contact Molly at 860.706.1537.)

There was plenty of time for networking and then Liberty Bank president and CEO David Glidden stepped forward to introduce himself and present grant checks. Glidden noted that Liberty Bank Foundation is on course to make $1 million in grants to local organizations in 2019. He added, though, that the we’re not simply sharing our treasure and pointed to the 15,000 hours of time bank employees spent volunteering for local nonprofits last year.

Sue Murphy, Executive Director, Liberty Bank Foundation, added that the foundation prides itself on being being a community contributor. “We want to partner with nonprofits and others in the community to help address problems that cannot be solved by anyone on their own. We are here for you, so let us know how we can help make a difference,” she said.

In all, the bank distributed $33,740 in grants and donations at the luncheon.

Grantees:

  • ConnectiKids, Inc. To support the Tutoring and Mentoring Program
  • Hands on Hartford To support the Community Meals Program
  • International Hartford Ltd. To support the Financial Literacy Education Program
  • Knox, Inc. To support the Urban Incubator Farmers Program
  • Literacy Volunteers of Greater Hartford To support the Career Pathways Program
  • Women’s League Child Development Center, Inc. To support the Big League Children’s Defense Fund Freedom School

Giving Circle Recipients:

Eight new Hartford-area organizations serving the homeless joined our Giving Circle this year. During April and May the bank sets aside $100 for every mortgage application taken. The proceeds are the evenly split among all members. Congratulations to Hartford-area recipients.

  • East Hartford Community Shelter
  • ImmaCARE
  • Interval House
  • Open Hearth, Inc.
  • Salvation Army Emergency Shelter – Marshall House
  • South Park Inn
  • Stewart McKinney Emergency Shelter
  • YWCA Hartford Region – Soromundi Commons