As Connecticut looks forward to Election Day on November 6, Fairfield County’s Community Foundation (FCCF) has awarded 18 grants to civic-minded organizations that are determined to energize and educate the community to vote. This new civic engagement grants program, announced last month, is an innovative nonpartisan initiative designed to fund efforts to increase voter registration and information access for all Fairfield County residents, particularly those who are historically disenfranchised.
“The Communty Foundation is ecstatic with the response for requests for Get Out The Vote grants. All the organizations that applied were dynamic and energetic. As a result of the high caliber of applicants and the large applicant pool, we had to nearly double our budget for this program in its inaugural year. Our heartfelt thanks goes to our donors and suporters who make these types of high-impact initiatves possible, ”stated Mendi Blue-Paca, Vice President of Community Impact, Fairfield County’s Community Foundation. She continues, “FCCF encourages the collective and collaborative power of nonprofits and is committed to inspiring participation in our democratic process.”