2016 Dime Bank Foundation Recipients and Projects

Historically Black College Alumni Spring 2016 Annual Historically Black College and University Tour.  
Eastern Area Health Education Center (AHEC)  Youth Health Service Corps program to be implemented at Norwich Technical High School and New London High School.
Sacred Heart Educational Center at the Academy of the Holy Family  Quality tutoring, books and supplies for students facing financial difficulties.
Family Service of RI (FSRI)   Restorative Practices(RP) training for Westerly Public School District.
Higher Edge  College Access Program and College Success Program. 
New England Science & Sailing Foundation, Inc.  Funding for at-risk students to participate in the New London Initiative NESS/STEM ocean adventure education programs. 
The Writer's Block Ink Writer's Block Ink "Summer On The Block" session.
Rose City Senior Center Financial support for extended hours for the Senior Center Benefits Counselor.
Eastern Connecticut Community Gardens Association, Inc. Plant and maintain vegetable gardens at locations in the towns in which Dime Bank serves. 
S.T.E.P.S.  Programming expenses for young women in middle school and high school to attend after-school and summer programs.
South County Home Health Programs in Self Management of Chronic Disease/Pain Management.
Norwich Housing Authority Partial funding for the cost of providing a part-time Resident Services Coordinator (RSC) for elderly/handicapped/disabled residents.
Shoreline Soup Kitchens  Purchase of supplemental foods at wholesale for distribution to needy residents of the greater NL-Norwich area.
Mystic Area Shelter & Hospitality, Inc.  Support for Homeless Prevention Program.
Pregnancy Support Center, Inc. (Care Net Pregnancy Resource Center)  Crisis Pregnancy Program. 
Thames Valley Council For Community Action (TVCCA)  Emergency Client Assistance Fund. 
American Red Cross  Funding for Emergency Services Programs which include preparedness, response, and recovery.  
Safe Futures Norwich Domestic Violence Response Team for the 2016-17 program year.
The Salvation Army  Food Pantry and Community Meals Program. 
Westerly Area Rest Meals (WARM Center), Inc. Support for Soup Kitchen Program which includes the Children's Lunch Program.  
New London Homeless Hospitality Center  Support to provide direct financial assistance to help individuals return to permanent housing.
Norwich Community Backpack Program Aimed at helping low-income students in the Norwich community by providing backpacks filled with school supplies.
Norwich Youth and Family Services Six-week intensive Summer Jam and Learn diversion collaborative targeting at-risk youth living in Norwich. 
Colchester Hayward Volunteer Fire Company Funding for an Automated Chest Compression Device. 
Special Olympics Connecticut, Inc. 2016 Annual Fall Sports Festival/Sailing Program/Regatta.
Eastern Connecticut Transportation Consortium, Inc. Assistance to help cover the cost of GPS units to be used by their drivers. 
CT Housing Coalition Support for their annual conference held in Hartford. 
Eastern CT Ballet Nutcracker Free Ticket Initiative
Ledyard Youth & Social Services Full or partial scholarships for disadvantaged Ledyard youth to participate in after school and summer activities. 
The ARC New London County Transportation costs for a Digital Literacy course.
Homefront Health Care Support to provide portable tablets for nurses and nursing assistants.
Frosty Drew Memorial Fund Children's Field Studies Program.
Save The Bay  Hands-on, experiential, STEM programs for students at Westerly Middle School.
Our Piece of the Pie (OPP) OPP serves at-risk youth up to age 24, bridging the gap between high school and post-secondary employment. 
Autism Services and Resources, CT  Support to provide families with necessary information and education to prepare their children for independent living after high school. 
The Children's Musuem (West Hartford) Funding to provide a series of STEM programs serving K-8 homeschooling students and parents at the Groton Public Library.
Riverfront Children's Center    Support to address the social-emotional health trends amongst children from middle to low-income households who attend the center.  
 Channel 3 Kids Camp                     Campership support for one week of overnight camp for children with financial need from New London County.
Eastern CT Area Agency on Aging d/b/a Senior Resources  Support for Family Caregiver Respite Program.
Third Sector New England, Inc. d/b/a FRESH New London  Youth food service literacy program.
UCP of Eastern Ct., Inc. Support for an expansion of their Assistive Technology and Independent Living Resource Center. 
LifeFAQs.org, Inc. Support for in-school tutoring for at-risk students at New London High School.
Norwich Human Services  Rental assistance for low-income Norwich residents and people who are displaced due to fires.  
NeighborWorks New Horizons  Furnishing for the community room at an affordable housing development for low and moderate inc families in the Pawcatuck area.
Operation Warm, Inc.  Winter coat distribution to 200 children in N.L. County. 
New London Youth Affairs Positive youth development after school program, serving high school aged teens. 
INTERSECT (Integrated Network to Employment and Rehousing of SECT) Secure Jobs CT pilot program.
Integrated Day Charter School Two-day field trip to Fishers Island Sound.
Junior Achievement of Southwest New England  Extend their financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship programming to CB Jennings Elementary School students.
Read to Grow  Books for Babies (BFB) and Books for Kids (BFK) program. 
Connecticut College Children's Program  Family Literacy Initiative at the Conn College Children's Program.
LEARN Funding for Essential for Living (EFL) Curriculum for students with autism and moderate to severe development disabilities.
Eugene O'Neill Theater Center  Free and discounted ticket program.
Norwich Human Services Safety Net Team    Golden Wishes Program  and Job Related Incidentals/Transportation. 
The Furniture Bank Purchase of new beds for families in need. 
Colchester Youth & Social Services Adolescent substance prevention program aimed at educating parents. 
St. Vincent de Paul Place  General operating support to help fund their programs.
United Community Family Services  Extraction sets for dental clinic in Griswold which was opened in Aug. 2016. 
Catholic Charities, Diocese of Norwich Emergency Basic Needs and Intensive Case Management Program.
Madonna Place, Inc. Family Support Center Program. 
Horizons  Subsidize program fees for families who have children with disabilities to attend summer camp.
Martin House  Meal expenses for clients. 
Thames River Community Service, Inc. Funding to replace the outdated phone system at Thames River Family Program. 
New London Area Food Coalition  Rent assistance for their space in the OIC building for 2017. 
Jonnycake Center of Westerly Emergency Food Assistance Program.
Thames Area Citizen Advocacy Program, Inc. (TACAP)  Advocates for sr. citizens who have no family members and no ties to the human services delivery system.
United Cerebral Palsy Association of Greater Hartford, Inc.  Campership tuition to Camp Harkness for individuals with physical and intellectual disabilities living in New London County. 
Operation Fuel, Inc. Provide emergency energy assistance grants to low income individuals and families in our service area. 
Waterford Country School Project Connecticut's Child - grant funded recruitment program seeking families to adopt children from CT state foster care. 
Envision Kindness, Inc.        Student Kindness Film Contest aimed at promoting kindness in NL County high schools and colleges. 
Natchaug Hospital Funding for an outdoor enhancement plan for their Thames Valley Joshua Center and CDT Programs located in Norwich. 


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