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.

Learn more about our
giving guidelines
strategic focus.

Ready to submit your request?

Apply for Grant

Youth Development

People’s United Community Foundation supports programs and services that address the need for educational improvement and advancement of children and youth, especially within low- to moderate- income school districts.

Examples include:

  • Academic improvement / advancement programs
  • Literacy programs
  • STEM programs
  • Early childhood development and school readiness (Head Start) programs
  • Charter and Magnet Schools
  • College and SAT prep programs
  • Career exploration and internship programs
  • Educational and life skills development programs for children and youth, including those with disabilities or special needs

Community Development | Affordable Housing