New Grant Delivers $45,000 to CityCenter Danbury Farmers’ Market
An anonymous donor’s generosity is making latest produce accessible to Fairfield County residents who may in another case not have entry to healthful meals selections.
Fairfield County’s Group Foundation launched at current that it has delivered $45,000 to the CityCenter Danbury Farmer’s Market — the latest grant from an unnamed Group Foundation donor who yearly helps the Farmer’s Market by a donor-advised fund.
The grant helps lower the value for seniors, veterans, girls, youngsters and SNAP recipients to purchase latest meals in the marketplace and comprises funding to help a model new school-based program that gives Danbury Public College households entry to native produce by the summer season.
“Up to date meals is a establishing block to greater nicely being,” said Peggy Zamore, a nutritionist and coordinator of the market packages, which is managed by CityCenter Danbury. “The persevering with help by Fairfield County’s Group Foundation and its generous donor has ensured that we are going to current entry to latest and healthful meals to people who need it.”
The anonymous donor is a longtime supporter of the Farmer’s Market — contributing better than $350,000 to help its program over the earlier 12 years. The latest grant is obtainable in time for the start of the model new season for The Danbury Farmers’ Market, which runs every Saturday 10 am to 2 pm, from June 25 to Oct. 29 on the Danbury Metropolis Coronary heart Inexperienced.
With the latest grant, this 12 months’s Farmer’s Market will:
- Accept and match Supplemental Weight-reduction plan Assist Program (SNAP) benefits.
- Match state Farmers’ Market Weight-reduction plan Program vouchers for low-income seniors and recipients of The Specific Supplemental Weight-reduction plan Program for Ladies, Infants, and Kids (WIC).
- Current Market Fruit & Veggie cash incentives for seniors and veterans.
- Provide Digital Weight-reduction plan, Effectively being & Well being knowledge and programs.
“Every particular person in our county — whatever the place they reside — should have an opportunity to entry latest and healthful meals,” said Karen R. Brown, the Group Foundation’s Vice President of Progress & Philanthropic Corporations. “That’s the reason we’re proud to help CityCenter Danbury’s Farmers’ Market as quickly as as soon as extra. We’re thrilled to help maintain this gem of an initiative going strong in downtown Danbury – now better than ever.”
This generous grant is just one of better than 169 grants totaling better than $3.7 million that has been awarded since mid-March 2020 by donor prompt funds at Fairfield County’s Group Foundation.
A donor prompt fund established at Fairfield County’s Group Foundation is an easy and cost-effective methodology for donors to help their favorite nonprofits wherever throughout the nation, or across the globe. Foundation staff work with fund advisors to deal with the donor-advised fund, advocate grantees in donor’s areas of curiosity, confirm that the advisable charities meet IRS requirements, after which concern donor-advised grant checks to the recipient nonprofit organizations. Objects to the donor-advised fund qualify for an immediate and generous tax deduction. For further particulars in regards to the Foundation’s full donor-advised fund firms, go to www.fccfoundation.org.
About Fairfield County’s Group Foundation
Primarily based in Norwalk, Fairfield County’s Group Foundation promotes philanthropy as a way to create change in Fairfield County, specializing in trendy and collaborative choices to important factors impacting the neighborhood. Individuals, households, firms and organizations can arrange charitable funds or contribute to current funds. The Group Foundation is in compliance with The Council on Foundations’ nationwide necessities and has been awarded over $230 million in grants to nonprofits in Fairfield County and previous. As a trusted nonprofit confederate and thought chief, Fairfield County’s Group Foundation brings collectively neighborhood organizers, enterprise consultants and philanthropists to unravel our space’s challenges. The Group Foundation’s goal is to create a major and inclusive neighborhood, the place every explicit individual has the prospect to thrive. www.fccfoundation.org