Our Mission

Our Mission is to invest in programs and services that enhance the quality of life for residents, promote the economic development and well-being of neighborhoods and support the educational and developmental needs of children and youth, with special emphasis given to programs and services in low-income areas.


People's United Community Foundation awards grants to nonprofit organizations in the communities served by People's United Bank.

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Affordable Housing

People’s United Community Foundation supports programs that create affordable housing opportunities and the development and sustaining of safe, clean and desirable neighborhoods.

  • Nonprofit organizations that directly develop affordable housing or assist developers which create affordable housing, through rehabilitation, new construction and/or neighborhood revitalization efforts.
  • Community loan funds
  • State and national programs, operating within our footprint, that serve as developers of affordable housing
  • Supportive and transitional housing for homeless, low-income and those with disabilities or special needs
  • Closing costs and down-payment assistance programs
  • First-time homebuyer education
  • Homeownership counseling and foreclosure prevention programs

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