Centreville Bank Charitable Foundation Donates More Than $66,000 to Nine Organizations Throughout Connecticut

August 8, 2023
Centreville Bank Charitable Foundation Donates More Than $66,000
to Nine Organizations Throughout Connecticut

Grants will support affordable housing, education, and health & wellness programs

(West Warwick, R.I.) August 8, 2023 – Harold M. Horvat, Centreville Bank president, CEO, and chairman of the board, announced that the Centreville Bank Charitable Foundation has awarded $66,500 in funding to nine Connecticut organizations. The grants are part of the Foundation’s second quarterly donation cycle, which totaled $270,000. These grants focus on the Foundation’s key priority areas: education, economic security, and capacity building.

Among the grant recipients, Community Health Resources (CHR), located in Putnam, Conn., was awarded $15,000 to support their efforts in helping women and families find safe and affordable housing after completing intensive, life-saving substance use treatment.
“We are very thankful to Centreville Bank for this generous donation, which will help us make a meaningful impact in the lives of many individuals and families,” said Heather Gates, president and CEO of CHR. “We believe that affordable and safe housing is at the heart of recovery and optimal health, and we value Centreville’s support.”

Additional Connecticut organizations receiving the Foundation’s second quarter 2023 grants include: 
  • Day Kimball Hospital (Putnam) - The $5,000 donation will support the hospital’s Cancer Fund and the Healthcare at Home Program.
  • Furniture Bank of Southeastern CT (Ledyard) - $15,000 will go toward the purchase of beds for people in financial need.
  • Girl Scouts of Connecticut, Inc. (Hartford) - $2,500 will go toward scholarships for girls attending Camp Laurel.
  • Northeast Opportunities for Wellness, Inc. (Putnam) - $10,000 will be used to address youth mental health with the Summer Learning Art Expression Programs.
  • Putnam Middle School (Putnam) - $4,000 will go toward purchasing sports equipment including a new basketball hoop.
  • The RiseUP Group, Inc. (Hartford) - The $10,000 grant will support the Putnam Public Schools Arts Residency to help students gain mentorship, prepare for the workforce, and contribute to the creation of public art projects.
  • The Salvation Army (Hartford) - $2,500 will be contributed to the Norwich Service Unit Emergency Assistance Program, a discretionary fund collection to aid people struggling with urgent needs, such as clothing, furniture and medication.
  • Windham-Tolland 4-H Camp (Pomfret) - $2,500 will go toward the Jim Logee Campership Fund to enable children to participate in community activities like summer camp.
For more information or to apply for a grant, visit: www.centrevillebank.com/Community/Local-Support/Community-Commitment.

About The Centreville Bank Charitable Foundation
The Centreville Bank Charitable Foundation was established as a nonprofit, charitable organization in 2008 by the Board of Trustees to further the philanthropic mission of Centreville Bank. The Foundation strives to support local community-based organizations tackling the most significant challenges and helping to meet the needs of underserved populations throughout Connecticut and Rhode Island. Grants are considered on a quarterly basis focusing on the following priority areas: education, economic security, and capacity building. For more information, please visit www.centrevillebank.com/Community.

About Centreville Bank
Founded in 1828 and headquartered in West Warwick, Rhode Island, Centreville Bank is a full-service mutual bank operating through 13 Rhode Island locations in Coventry, Cranston (two locations), East Greenwich, Middletown (loan office), Narragansett, Newport, North Kingstown, Providence (loan office), Smithfield, Warwick, West Greenwich, and West Warwick. In addition, Centreville Bank serves the Eastern Connecticut market with seven branches located in Danielson, Gales Ferry (Ledyard), Griswold, Norwich, Plainfield, Pomfret and Putnam. Centreville currently has total assets of over $2 billion. For more information, please visit www.centrevillebank.com.