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Ion Bank Foundation Announces Community Awards Program Winners

The Ion Bank Foundation announced the winners of its Community Awards Program.  They received 2,732 customer votes for 201 non-profit organizations, which allowed them to award grants totaling $70,025.

The program, which kicked off in February, encouraged Ion Bank customers to vote for a local charity of their choice to receive a grant from the Foundation.

“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 and CEO. “Our customers are very passionate about their local charities and this program is a wonderful way for them to recognize those organizations and have a say in how our Foundation’s funds are distributed.”

2021 Ion Bank Foundation Community Awards Program Winners

St. Francis of Assisi Church $3,275
Middlebury Senior Center $1,900
Brass City Rescue Alliance $1,350
Animals for Life $1,325
Palace Theater $1,250
St. Anthony Church $1,250
Connecticut Food Bank $1,200
ACES Education Foundation $1,150
Seymour Pink Inc. $1,025
Jane Doe No More, Inc. $925
Naugatuck United Methodist Church $925
Seven Angels Theatre $925
Whiskers Pet Rescue Inc. $925
Better Days Rescue Fund $900
Hidden Acres Therapeutic Riding Center $900
Kitty Kat Rescue $900
Ansonia Rotary Club $875
Thank Dog Rescue $825
MVFD Ladies Auxiliary $800
Saint Vincent Ferrer Church $775
Naugatuck High School Swimming and Diving $750
Safe Haven of Greater Waterbury $750
Cheshire Strawberry Festival – First Congregational Church $725
Oxford United Church of Christ Congregational $725
Peter J. Foley Little League Inc. $725
St. Vincent De Paul Mission of Waterbury, Inc. $725
Hope Pregnancy Center $700
Prospect Congregational Church $700
St. Bridget School $700
Howard Whittemore Memorial Library $675
Theresa’s Battleship Foundation, Inc. $675
Franciscan Life Center Network Inc. $600
Literacy Volunteers of Greater Waterbury $600
Naugatuck Pop Warner $600
Seymour C.A.R.E.S $575
St. John the Evangelist School $575
Three Saints Orthodox Church $575
Children’s Community School $550
Friends of the Beacon Falls Library $550
Naugatuck YMCA $550
St. John of the Cross Mission Trip $550
Naugatuck Special Olympics $525
Oxford Special Olympics $525
Beacon Falls Congregational Church $500
Connecticut Partnership for Children, Inc. $500
Easter Seals Greater Waterbury $500
House of Heroes Connecticut $500
Ecumenical Food Bank $475
Flanders Nature Center & Land Trust $475
Naugatuck Youth Services $475
Pomperaug River Watershed Coalition $475
Team Beta – Nonnewaug High School $475
Foster and Forever Pet Rescue, Inc. $450
Little Britches $425
NAMI Waterbury $425
Meriden Historical Society, Inc. $400
NEON Naugatuck Ecumenical Outreach Network $400
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society $375
Naugatuck Senior Center $375
Oxford Historical Society, Inc. $375
The Animal Haven, Inc. $375
Acts 4 Ministry, Inc. $350
Hillside Covenant Church $350
Naugatuck Historical Society $350
St. George’s Episcopal Church $350
Where the Love Is, Inc. $350
Audubon Center Bent of the River $325
Cheshire Community Food Pantry, Inc. $325
Griffin Hospital $325
St. Joseph Church $325
St. Peter Episcopal Church $325
TEAM, Inc. $325
The Congregational Church of Naugatuck $325
The Lutheran Home of Southbury $325
The Susie Foundation $325
Boy Scout Troop 138 $300
Friends of the Ansonia Nature Center, Inc. $300
Greater Waterbury Interfaith Ministries $300
Housatonic Council Inc., Boy Scouts of America $300
United Way of Naugatuck & Beacon Falls $300
Woodbury Lions Club Foundation, Inc. $300
American Legion Post 17 $275
Boys & Girls Club of Meriden $275
Cross Street Intermediate School PTO $275
Immanuel Lutheran Church $275
Midstate Arc, Inc. $275
National Honor Society of Naugatuck High School, Joan Dillon Wertzonger Chapter $275
Oxford Land Trust $275
Waterbury Arc $275
Woodbury-Bethlehem Community Music Foundation, Inc. $275
Bethany Historical Society $250
Connecticut Rivers Council, BSA $250
Madre Latina Organization Inc. $250
Middlebury Historical Society, Inc. $250
Naugatuck Garden Club $250
Naugatuck Lions Club $250
St. Peter & Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church $250
The River Foursquare Church $250
Woodbury Scholarship Fund Dollars for Scholars $250
Coalition for a Sustainable Cheshire $225
Friends of the Oxford Library $225
Friends of Woodbury Senior Community Center, Inc. $225
GIL Foundation, Inc. $225
Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians $225
Mattatuck Museum $225
Naugatuck Rotary $225
Project Purple $225
StayWell Health Care, Inc. $225
The Cove Center for Grieving Children $225
Waterbury Symphony Orchestra $225
Brass City Harvest Inc. $200
Friends of the Ansonia Library $200
Girls Inc. of Western Connecticut $200
Kellys Kids Inc. $200
Master’s Table Community Meals $200
United Church of Christ, Southbury $200
Boys & Girls Club of Greater Waterbury $175
Community Theater at Woodbury $175
Friends of the Meriden Public Library $175
Main Street Ballet Company $175
Master’s Manna, Inc. $175
Meriden YMCA $175
New Horizons Village $175
Pinebrook City Assembly of God $175
Rotary Club of Farmington $175
Safe Families for Children – Connecticut $175
Family Intervention Center, Inc. $150
Gaylord Hospital $150
Iwo Jima Memorial Historical Foundation Inc. $150
Literacy Volunteers of Greater New Haven $150
Naugatuck Beautification $150
Phoenix Stage Company $150
Police Activity League of Waterbury, Inc. (PAL) $150
Random Hacks of Kindness Junior $150
Trout Unlimited Naugatuck Pomperaug Chapter 281 $150
Waterbury Bridge To Success Community Partnership $150
Annie C. Courtney Foundation $125
Christ Episcopal Church $125
Girls Inc. of Meriden $125
Naugatuck Community Choir $125
Naugatuck Education Foundation $125
Seymour Tradition $125
United Way of Greater Waterbury $125
Waterbury Exchange Club Charitable Foundation $125
Abilities Without Boundaries $100
Cheshire Community YMCA $100
Cheshire Food Drive, Inc. $100
Cheshire Land Trust $100
Christmas in the Village $100
Cross of Christ Lutheran Church $100
First Congregational Church of Meriden $100
Gallery 53/Arts & Crafts Association of Meriden, Inc. $100
Girl Scouts of Connecticut $100
Mariachi Academy of New England $100
Neighborhood Housing Services of Waterbury $100
SCOW (Comunidad Hispana de Wallingford) $100
The Panther Project – FRC Robotics Team 2064 $100
The Simon Foundation Inc. $100
Tribury Rotary Club of Southbury, Middlebury, Woodbury $100
Watertown Historical Society $100
Woodland Church of Christ $100
Are You Dense, Inc. $100
Camp Rising Sun $100
Greater Waterbury Campership Fund $100
Naugatuck Campership Fund $100
Naugatuck Cub Scout Pack #109 $100
Ronald McDonald House of Connecticut $100
Seymour-Oxford Nursery and Child Care Association $100
The Children’s Center of Hamden, Inc. $100
The Ronald Perille Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund $100
Wallingford Emergency Shelter – Columbus House $100
Adam’s House – Adam Wysota Foundation $100
CancerCare’s Connecticut Office $100
Futbol Friends International $100
Meriden Wallingford Chrysalis, Inc. $100
Meriden Youth Travel Baseball $100
Saint Mary’s Hospital Foundation $100
Seeds of Hope for Haiti Inc. $100
Arts for Learning Connecticut $100
Children’s Center of Hamden $100
For All Ages, Inc. $100
Habitat for Humanity Sleeping Giant Build $100
Meriden Children First $100
Meriden Project Graduation $100
New Foundations Inc. $100
Restore With The Arts, Inc. $100
Rochambeau Middle School PTO $100
Seymour Lions Club, Inc. $100
Social Sabby Sponsorships Inc. $100
The Voice of Art Inc. $100
Ulbrich Boys & Girls Club $100
Wallingford Family YMCA $100
Watertown First Robot, Inc. $100
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