FBCF Grants

Farmington Bank Community Foundation

Grant amount: US $2,500 - US $10,000

Deadline: Rolling

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Applied Project / Program, Training / Capacity Building

Location of project: Counties in Connecticut: Fairfield County, Hartford County, New Haven County, Tolland County, Hampden County, Massachusetts

Location of residency: United States

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The Farmington Bank Community Foundation is the charitable arm of First Connecticut Bancorp. Inc, the holding company of Farmington Bank. Farmington Bank Community Foundation (FBCF) supports programs and organizations that impact the quality of life of the residents in the towns that Farmington Bank serves. The Foundation’s emphasis is on programs and services that assist households most in need and make a lasting difference for the people and communities they serve.

Areas of Interest

The Farmington Bank Community Foundation provides financial support through its donation application process to 501(c)3 organizations serving residents and the communities of Farmington Bank’s market area.

The focus of the foundation is centered on the following five areas of interest with priority given to the first three.

  1. Community & Economic Development
    • Programs and services that generate solutions to common social problems, encourage self-sufficiency or improve the economic status of a community and or individual.
  2. Education 
    • Programs and services that address the need for educational improvement and help children, youth and adults succeed academically and in life especially low/moderate income households.
  3. Human Services 
    • Programs and services that address basic needs or remediate problems and challenges families/individuals face in everyday living.
  4. Health 
    • Support programs and services that provide community based healthcare and increase access to healthcare, especially to the underserved.
  5. Community Investment 
    • Support local cultural institutions’ programs and services that enrich the community and the quality of life.

FBCF will consider requests for program grants, capacity building and seed grants for new programs where our support will strengthen, augment, or improve services. We are interested in funding organizations that demonstrate successful results and outcomes.

Organizations may apply for partial or full funding of a particular program.

Program grant proposals may be submitted at any time during the year.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Programs must primarily serve residents in one or more of the towns served by Farmington Bank Community Foundation (view locations)
  • Organizations must be tax exempt under IRS section 501(c)(3)


  • Special consideration is given to programs which support low-to-moderate income individuals and households by providing services, training or education which provide opportunities for advancement and improve the quality of life.
    • At least 60% of the foundation’s giving shall be Community Reinvestment Act qualified.
  • Preference is given to organizations which have broad based support and Farmington Bank employee volunteer involvement.
  • FBCF encourages programs that are collaborative in nature and bring new dollars into the community.


  • Religious institutions are not eligible, except for non-sectarian activities that benefit the community at-large
  • Endowment funds are not eligible
  • Individuals are not eligible
  • FBCF does not provide general operating to agencies.  
  • Ineligible for Foundation Grants:
    • Animal causes
    • Beauty contests
    • Capital Campaigns - Brick & Mortar
    • Annual appeals and operational fund raising campaigns
    • Debt reduction
    • Disease specific organizations and activities
    • Employee participation in golf tournaments, road races or other fundraisers
    • Endowment Funds
    • Feasibility studies
    • Fundraisers
    • Individuals
    • Individual schools in a public school system
    • Medical equipment
    • Patient treatment funds
    • Municipal entities
    • Traditional Nursery Schools
    • Organizations that discriminate service based on race, religion, etc.
    • Organizations serving a limited constituency
    • PAC’s
    • Political, labor or fraternal organizations
    • Private Foundations
    • Private schools and colleges
    • Private pre-college schools
    • Private scholarships
    • Theater, dance or music programs that focus primarily on the arts rather than youth development
    • Religious organizations, unless supporting non-sectarian broad based community issues
    • Sports
    • Athletic events or programs
    • Student trips/tours (including transportation and conference costs)
    • Sponsorships or projects where the Bank or its employees receive tangible benefits or privileges
    • Television, radio, film, video, book productions
    • Team sponsorships
    • Third parties raising funds for a charity
    • Yearbook Ads

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