Thomas A. Borner, president of the Putnam Area Foundation, announced the award of $7,500 in grants to three local organizations with missions providing critical support to the residents of Putnam and the surrounding areas. The organizations awarded the grants are TEEG, headquartered in Thompson, Daily Bread in Putnam and Project Pin in Plainfield.
Both Tim Kettle of Project Pin, and Karen Osbrey of Daily Bread, expressed appreciation on behalf of their respective organizations for the grants being made at a crucial time. Anne Miller, executive director of TEEG, said, “This year has shown us the very worst of what a pandemic can mean, but it has also shown us the very best of the generous spirit of northeastern Connecticut. We are very grateful for this gift as it will allow us to help with the increase in demand that we have experienced in both our programs, and our pantry.”
Earlier this year the Foundation made a $5,000 pledge to the Pomfret Library Building Campaign in addition to a pledge in the amount of $30,100 to the Hale Family Youth and Family Center for the installation of a swim scoreboard, which will serve to allow the expansion of swim team competition.
Borner said, “We are pleased to be in a position to provide meaningful support, now and for years to come, to organizations that help make northeastern Connecticut such a great place to work and live”.
He said the Foundation, originally organized in 1999, has a mission in supporting northeastern Connecticut philanthropic organizations. “The charitable organization under the IRS Section 501 (c) (3), and continues to be to provide support for not-for-profit groups, institutions, schools and other organizations operating in the community as a way of adding to the quality of life in northeastern Connecticut”, said Borner. The independent Foundation targets its areas of investing in the communities which relate to education, health and human services, art, cultural and youth programs. Grant applications and requests will be considered on a semi-annual basis and may be obtained by contacting Thomas A. Borner, P.O. Box 166, Putnam, Connecticut 06260.


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