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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Community Development

People's United Community Foundation supports programs and services that address basic needs and encourage financial independence and self-sufficiency for low- to moderate-income residents; as well as activities which promote economic development in low-income neighborhoods where People's United Bank does business.

Examples include:

  • Basic needs services
  • Initiatives that transition people from assistance to independence
  • Financial literacy and education programs
  • Programs that promote economic stability and self-sufficiency
  • Small business development / entrepreneurial programs
  • Job skills training and placement programs
  • Programs and services that serve those with special needs or disabilities, which promotes a higher level of self-sufficiency

Youth Development | Affordable Housing