Local Charity Announces $6 Million in Grant Awards

The Inner-City Foundation for Charity & Education will award $6 million in grants, the charity announced today, providing grants to 43 local Fairfield County programs. The charity announced its plans to dissolve and to distribute its considerable 

“We wish we could have gone back and given funds to everyone we have supported over the years – about 200 grantees over 30 years,” said Executive Director Karen Barry Schwarz, “but that was not feasible. We looked at those grantees that we regularly supported over the last 10 years or so and chose carefully from a large group of proposals. We’re delighted that our donors’ funds will be doing good in Fairfield County for many years to come, and in some cases, in perpetuity.”

 The Fairfield County programs that will each receive a portion of the $6 million in funds from The Inner-City Foundation for Charity & Education in its dissolution include the following:

All Saints Catholic School
Bridgeport Caribe Youth Leaders
Bridgeport Neighborhoods Together
Bridgeport Rescue Mission
Building One Community
Cardinal Shehan Center
Caroline House
Carver Foundation of Norwalk
Catholic Academy of Bridgeport
Catholic Academy of Stamford
Catholic Charities of Fairfield County Immigration Services
Catholic Charities of Fairfield County Morning Glory Kitchen
Center for Family Justice
Circle of Care for Families of Children with Cancer
Domestic Violence Crisis Center
Domus Foundation
Family ReEntry
Foundations in Education
Future 5
Homes with Hope
Junior Achievement of Greater Fairfield County
Kids in Crisis
Kolbe Cathedral High School
Malta House
Mercy Learning Center
New Covenant Center
Open Door Shelter
Pacific House
Sacred Heart University
Shelter of the Cross/Renewal House
St. Catherine Center for Special Needs
St. Joseph Parenting Center
Stamford Public Education Foundation
Sterling House Community Center
Thomas Merton Center
Tiny Miracles Foundation
Today's Students Tomorrow's Teachers
Women's Center of Greater Danbury

In a closing statement to donors, Executive Director Karen Barry Schwarz added, “For almost three decades, The Inner-City Foundation, with your help, has helped to feed the hungry, house the homeless, and educate those living in poverty in Fairfield County, granting $38 million to 200 local programs over the last 30 years. It has been our distinct honor, and our mission, to help families in need, helping to construct with them a path to a better future.  Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for supporting us, and our friends in need, over all these years. We hope you will continue the good work we began together.”