The Ion Bank Foundation announced the winners of its 10th Annual Community Awards Program at a special ceremony awarding grants totaling $68,700 to 170 local non-profit organizations.

The program, which took place from Feb 1 through March 31, encouraged Ion Bank customers to vote for a local charity of their choice to receive a grant from the Foundation. Over 2,685 customers voted this year which was an increase of votes received in last year’s program. The Ion Bank Foundation designated $60,000 for the program but because it has grown in popularity and so many votes were received, the grants payout totaled more than $68,700.

“This program is a wonderful collaboration between our customers, Foundation and the organizations that our customers feel have the most impact to local communities,” said David Rotatori, Ion Bank President & CEO. “Our customers are very passionate about their local charities and this program is a wonderful way for them to recognize those organizations and help us decide how our Foundation’s funds are distributed.”

2019 Community Awards Recipients

St. Francis of Assisi Church$3,275
Middlebury Senior Center$1,750
Theresa’s Battleship Foundation, Inc.$1,750
St. Anthony Church$1,625
Whiskers Pet Rescue Inc.$1,425
Beacon Falls Congregational Church$1,150
Howard Whittemore Memorial Library$1,125
Saint Vincent Ferrer Church$1,050
St. John of the Cross Mission Trip$1,050
Better Days Rescue Fund$1,000
Area Cooperative Educational Services – ACES$950
Brass City Rescue Alliance$950
St. Bridget School$900
Jane Doe No More, Inc.$875
Prospect Senior Center$875
Naugatuck United Methodist Church$850
Children’s Community School$800
Prospect Congregational Church$800
Coco’s Animal Rescue Efforts of Seymour Cares$775
Three Saints Orthodox Church$750
Seven Angels Theatre$725
Seymour Pink Inc.$725
Ecumenical Food Bank$700
Oxford United Church of Christ Congregational$700
St. Vincent De Paul Mission of Waterbury, Inc$700
Thank Dog Rescue$700
The Animal Haven, Inc.$700
Hidden Acres Therapeutic Riding Center$675
House of Heroes Connecticut$675
Where the Love Is, Inc.$675
Arts for Learning Connecticut$650
Connecticut Food Bank$650
MVFD Ladies Auxiliary$650
Naugatuck YMCA$650
Oxford Historical Society, Inc.$650
Peter J. Foley Little League Inc.$650
Naugatuck High School Swimming and Diving$650
Acts 4 Ministry, Inc.$625
Literacy Volunteers of Greater Waterbury$625
Naugatuck High School Greyhound Band Association$625
Naugatuck Special Olympics$625
Naugatuck Historical Society$600
Oxford Special Olympics$600
Palace Theater$600
Safe Haven of Greater Waterbury$575
Cheshire Strawberry Festival – First Congregational Church$550
Ansonia Rotary Club$525
Volunteer Fire Department of Prospect$525
Boys & Girls Club of Meriden$500
Flanders Nature Center & Land Trust$500
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society$500
Hillside Covenant Church$475
Team Beta$475
The Panther Project – FRC Robotics Team 2064$475
Cheshire Community Food Pantry, Inc.$450
Connecticut Partnership for Children, Inc.$450
Franciscan Life Center Network Inc.$450
Housatonic Council Inc., Boy Scouts of America$450
The Susie Foundation$450
Naugatuck Senior Center$425
TEAM, Inc.$425
Friends of the Ansonia Nature Center, Inc.$400
Friends of the Oxford Library$400
GIL Foundation, Inc.$400
St. Mary Magdalen School$400
Woodbury Scholarship Fund Dollars for Scholars$400
Woodbury-Bethlehem Community Music Foundation, Inc.$400
Friends of the Beacon Falls Library$375
Gallery 53/Arts & Crafts Association of Meriden, Inc.$375
Naugatuck Youth Services$375
Pomperaug River Watershed Coalition$375
The Congregational Church of Naugatuck$375
Naugatuck Community Choir$350
Derby Historical Society$325
Naugatuck Baseball League$325
Naugatuck High School Soccer Booster Club$325
Woodbury Lions Club Foundation, Inc.$325
Friends of the Ansonia Library$300
NAMI Waterbury$300
Oxford Land Trust$300
Project Purple$300
Kellys Kids Inc.$275
Naugatuck Community Band$275
Naugatuck Teen Theater$275
Pinebrook City Assembly of God$275
Ronald McDonald House of Connecticut$275
Waterbury Arc$275
Boys & Girls Club of Greater Waterbury$250
Easter Seals Greater Waterbury$250
Friends of the Meriden Public Library$250
Girls Inc. of Meriden$250
Immanuel Lutheran Church$250
Ball & Socket Arts$225
Family Intervention Center, Inc.$225
Greater Waterbury YMCA$225
Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians$225
Naugatuck Education Foundation$225
Naugatuck Rotary$225
Seymour Tradition$225
St. George’s Episcopal Church$225
Friends of the Watertown Library Association$200
Girl Scouts of Connecticut$200
Greater Waterbury Interfaith Ministries$200
Naugatuck Beautification$200
Naugatuck Garden Club$200
StayWell Health Care, Inc.$200
The Lutheran Home of Southbury$200
United Way of Naugatuck & Beacon Falls$200
Watertown Historical Society$200
Abilities Without Boundaries$175
Audubon Center Bent of the River$175
Calvary Chapel Southbury$175
Griffin Hospital$175
Hilltop Hose Company #5$175
Our Lady of Mount Carmel School$175
Pomperaug Pop Warner Football Association$175
Spanish Community of Wallingford aka Comunidad Hispana de Wallingford$175
St. Peter & Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church$175
The Voice of Art Inc.$175
Are You Dense, Inc.$150
Children’s Center of Hamden$150
CT Titans Softball$150
Madre Latina Organization Inc.$150
Naugatuck Campership Fund$150
Southmayd Home, Inc.$150
United Way of Greater Waterbury$150
Brass City Harvest Inc.$125
Girls Inc. of Western Connecticut$125
Master’s Manna, Inc.$125
Neighborhood Housing Services of Waterbury$125
Seymour Lions Club, Inc.$125
Silver City Junior Motorsports$125
Christ Episcopal Church$100
First Congregational Church of Cheshire$100
Mattatuck Museum$100
Midstate Arc, Inc.$100
Sacred Heart Church – Mission Trip$100
Seeds of Hope for Haiti Inc.$100
Waterbury Symphony Orchestra$100
Wolcott Girls Softball$100
Annie C. Courtney Foundation$100
Clifford Beers Clinic$100
Granville Academy of Waterbury$100
Greater Waterbury Campership Fund$100
Habitat for Humanity Sleeping Giant Build$100
Naugatuck Partnership for Children$100
Naugatuck Valley Community College Foundation$100
Restoration Springs$100
The Ronald Perille Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund$100
Adam’s house – Adam Wysota Foundation$100
Camp Rising Sun$100
Castle Craig Players$100
Hamden-North Haven YMCA$100
Mariachi Academy of New England$100
Master’s Table Community Meals$100
Meriden Youth Travel Baseball$100
New Foundations Inc.$100
P.L.A.C.E. Children’s Museum and Creative Arts Center$100
Prospect Lions Club$100
Prospect Scholarship Foundation, Inc.$100
Saint Mary’s Hospital Foundation$100
Waterbury Exchange Club Charitable Foundation$100
Cheshire Youth Baseball and Softball$100
Futbol Friends International$100
Hoops4Life, Inc.$100
Literacy Volunteers of Greater New Haven$100
Ulbrich Boys & Girls Club$100
Wallingford Emergency Shelter – Columbus House$100
Wallingford Public Access Association, Inc$100
Watertown First Robot, Inc.$100