Grants From Earlier Years

2018

$3,500
Norwich Housing Authority to partially fund the services of the Resident Services Coordinator at Westwood Park and the Dorsey Building-2/1/18
$1,800
Mystic Museum of Art as a sponsorship of the Photo 40 show to take place at the Museum in September-November, 2018-2/1/18
$10,000
Rose City Senior Center for the Gold Wishes Program to help senior experience a crisis get back on their feet-2/1/18
$10,000
St. Vincent de Paul Place for assistance in the basic nutrition program and for the purchase of pantry hygiene items-2/1/18
$6,400
Eastern CT Community Gardens to upgrade, repair and maintain eight community gardens in Norwich-2/1/18
$10,000
Rose Arts Festival for help in putting on this community festival in Norwich on June 30, 2018-2/10/18
$5,000
Operation Fuel for energy assistance to Norwich families and individuas-3//2/18
$7,500
Chestnut Street Playhouse for matching funds to replace the old HVAC system on the theater-3/2/18
$25,000
United Community Family Services to help funding the construction of the Griswold Health Center-3/5/18
$15,077
Mystic Aquarium to purchase medical equipment for the large marine mammal surgery suite-3/5/18
$10,700
Norwich Historical Society to purchase interpretive panels and a kiosk for Leffingwell Inn and items for the Norwich Heritage and Turist Center on the Norwichtown Green, including the construction of a replica pillory for that location-3/5/18
$22,000
Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center and Coogan Farm to purchase an animal proof fence around the "Giving Garden" which grows and provides fresh produce to food banks and needy folks in New London County year-round-3/5/18
$75,000
High Edge to establish a scholarship endowment to help with funding short-falls in tutition assistance to college students-5/16/18
$15,000
Riverfront Children's Center to provide tuition assistance to families sending children for the early childhood education programs at the Center-5/16/18
$30,000
Three Rivers Community College to add to the Edward P. Lord Endowment at the college that assists students studying for degrees in electrical and mechanical engineering at the college-5/16/18
$3,000
Otis Library to assist the library in putting on a family friendly fund-raising event, mini-golf inside the library, on 6/30/18-5/21/18
$16,316
Children's Museum of SE Ct to purchase LEGO Mindstorm kits and instructor training session, giving Norwich higher elementary and high school students hands-on experience in interpreting two-dimensional drawings to create three-dimensional models, then to build, test and revise their designs to improve performance. Mathematical, scientific, and critical thinking skills are some of the goals of teaching this system-6/20/18 
$16,340
Waterford Country School for the purchase of two new heating/air conditioning units for their building on Clinic Drive in Norwich.  This building houses a Therapeutic Foster Care Program, an Adoption Program and an Outpatient clinic-6/20/18
$10,000
High Hopes Therapeutic Riding for the Horse Sense Program which helps vulnerable school aged youth develop better communication and leadership skills at a critical time in their lives-6/20/18
$2,500
Eugene O'Neill Theater in support of the theater's Free Ticket Initiative. This initiative distributes free tickets to summer performances at the Theater to local partner social service agencies, to be given to their constituants-6/20/18
$11,200
Rose City Senior Center to help support keeping the nurse on duty at the Senior Cener and to enable the purchase of supplies needed in the on-site clinic-6/20/18
$25,000
Hygienic Arts Center to assist with the purchase of a new sound system for the Amphitheater-6/20/18
$60,000
Madonna Place for assistance in keeping the Families First and Great Beginnings programs running-7/5/18
$2,100
Solomon Schechter Academy for additional teaching support for classrooms K-grade 2 for the 2018-2019 school year-9/5/18
$30,000
Mystic Seaport to assist the Museum in mounting it's "Era of Exhibitions" initiative-9/5/18
$4,500
Habitat for Humanity to assist with the construction of 14 housing units to be located in the Greeneville section of Norwich-9/5/18
$10,000
Mitchell College to fund scholarships to Norwich students attending the school-9/17/18
$25,000
Safe Futures to assist the organization with the operations at the Norwich Office-10/22/18
$10,000
SE CT Cultural Coalition to assist with the The Arts in Health Collaborative Program-10/22/18
$50,000
The Garde Arts Center for help in replacing the theater's 92-year old, asbestos laden main stage curtain-10/22/18
$1,267
The Arc of New London County for the purchase of landscaping equipment needed for the landscaping micro-business-10/22/18
$10,000
TVCCA to assist with the purchase of 2 new trucks and catering boxes used in the Meals on Wheels Program-10/23/18

2017

$11,000
Children's Museum of SE CT purchase program supplies and staff training for a robotics program using the LEGO WeDo system for all third-grade students in Norwich.  WeDo is a cross-curricular program that integrates literacy, math, science, and technology-2/1/17
$34,900
Mystic Aquarium/Sea Research Foundation to purchase equipment for the new Veterinary & Animal Health Center-2/1/17
$10,000
Mystic Area Shelter and Hospitality (MASH) to help fund a Homelessness Prevention/Shelter Diversion Services program for at-risk Norwich families-2/1/17
$3,500
Norwich Housing Authority to help fund the Resident Services Coordinator at Westwood Park and the Dorsey Building-2/1/17
$6,000
astern CT Community Gardens to help with scoping, planting, maintaining and harvesting community gardens in Norwich-2/1/17
$50,000
Hygienic Arts, Inc. to help with the construction of a 3-season Amphitheater for the Art park on Bank Street, New London-4/1/17
$60,000
Madonna Place, Inc. for the Nurturing Families Programs to help restore needed funding to keep these essential services in place, in the light of State of CT budget cuts-4/1/17
$20,000
Slater Library in Jewett City for the purchase of all new computers (adult, children's, and staff)-4/1/17
$5,000
Norwich Rose Arts Festival to help put on a one-day revival of the Festival on July 1, 2017-5/9/17
$5,000
DUB4U to provide adult incontinence products to people who cannot afford to purchase them-5/9/17
$25,000
Safe Futures to help support the on-going operations of the Norwich office-5/9/17
$75,000
The Garde Arts Center to help purchase an upgraded HVAC system for the theater-5/9/17
$200,000
New London Homeless Hospitality Center to construct an addition to the Center that will provide specialized, private respite care for homeless individuals who suffer from disabilities, acute illnesses or who need after-hospitalization attention-5/9/17
$900,000
Cure Alzheimer's Fund to provide funding to cutting edge research in labs performing work searching for the highest probability of preventing, slowing or reversing Alzheimer's disease-6/8/17
$15,000
Riverfront Children's Center to support subsidized tuition to the Center for families enrolling their children-6/21/17
$13,000
Rose City Senior Center to support the Preventative Health Clinic at the Center-Provision of an on-site RN and purchase of supplies for the clinic-6/21/17
$2,500
Eugene O'Neill Theater Center to support the Community Partnership for New Theater. This initiative allows the Eugene O'Neill Theater to provide 100 free tickets to partner social service organizations for distribution among their constituents - 6/21/17
$60,000
Madonna Place in support of the Nurturing Families Programs in light of severe budget cuts-7/1/17
$10,000
High Hopes Therapeutic Riding in support of the Horse Sense Program-8/28/17
$7,000
Uncas Health District to provide the TDaP (Tetanus, Diptheria and Pertussis) vacinnation to community seniors age 65+-8/28/17
$5,000
Eastern CT Ballet to support the ballet's Free Ticket Initiative-8/28/17
$10,000
Mitchell College in support of Norwich students attending the college who need scholarships - 8/28/17
$18,400
The Arc of NL County for landscaping equipment to be used by crews employed in The Arc's Lawn and Landscape microbusiness-10/24/17
$14,500
Thames River Community Services for emergency purchase and installation of a furnace at the Thames River Family Program transitional housing facility in Norwich-10/24/17
$5,750
Norwich Arts Center for renovations to their facility at 60-62 Broadway, Norwich-10/24/17
$8,500
A Capela do Santo Antonio for Ellis Ruley Art Scholarships to Saturday morning art classes held at NFA for 11 Norwich 3rd grade students for the years 2018, 2019 and 2020-12/13/17
$20,000
Norwich Free Academy to partially fund "Project Crossroads" which will assist students with disabilities by providing access to Chromebooks and teacher resource support for 163 students in grades 9-12 at the Academy for the  2017-2018 school year-12/13/17
$15,000
Groton Congregational Church to help with the renovation and rehabilitation of this historic Groton church and landmark-12/13/17
$45,000
New England Science and Sailing to support their STEM based experiential learning program in Norwich public schools-12/15/17
$30,000
St. Edmund's Retreat at Enders Island in support of the St. Maximillian Kolbe Sober Living Community which is a residential sober living community supporting young men in achieving long term sobriety and higher education-12/15/17

2016

$15,000
Madonna Place to help with the Family Support Program-2/5/16
$30,000
Madonna Place in support of the Fatherhood Initiative Program-2/5/16
$25,000
Safe Futures in support of Norwich office operations-2/5/16
$3,500
Norwich Housing Authority to help pay for the Resident Services Coordinator at Westwood Park-2/5/16
$6,000
Eastern Connecticut Community Gardens Association in support of building and sustaining several community gardens in Norwich-2/5/16
$5,000
Discreet Undergarments for You to help purchase incontinence supplies for those who cannot afford to bear this expense on their own-4/28/16
$10,000
High Hopes Therapeutic Riding to maintain and expand the "Horse Sense" program offered to vulnerable Norwich middle-schoolers-4/28/16
$7,500
Read to Ride, a reading incentive program that encourages children from kindergarten through fifth grade to develop a love of reading-4/28/16
$7,700
Connecticut Lions Eye Research Foundation for the purchase of a Spot VS/100 vision screening tool for use in pediatric eye screenings.  The equipment will be used primarily by the Norwich Lions Club, and will be loaned out to other local community Lions Clubs as needed-4/28/16
$7,500
Chestnut Street Playhouse as matching funds of $7,500 raised by the Playhouse itself.  The $15,000 total will be used to replace a dangerous and leaking portion of the roof on the Playhouse building-4/28/16
$30,000
Three Rivers Community College to increase the Edward P. Lord endowment fund already in existence at the college so that more substantial scholarship awards can be given from this endowment going forward-4/28/16
$6,200
Rose City Senior Center for the Preventative Health Care Nurse at the senior center-6/23/16
$10,000
Mitchell College for scholarships to Norwich students in need of financial assistance-6/23/16
$15,000
Thames River Community Services in support of the Beyond Transitional Living Project of Thames River Family Services-6/23/16
$2,000
Senior Resources Agency on Aging in support of the Family Caregiver Respite Program-6/23/16
$5,000
Secure Jobs initiative, administered through TVCCA, to support formerly homeless people get and keep jobs-8/26/16
$7,000
Uncas Health District to establish a program to provide Tetanus-Diphtheria-Pertussis (T-DAP)  booster vaccines to seniors on Medicare in the Norwich area (Medicare does not pay for this recommended booster)-8/26/16
$2,100
Solomon Schechter Academy to provide support services to a needy Norwich  student attending the school-8/26/16
$10,000
Habitat for Humanity for the rehabilitation of a residence at 244 Washington Street, Norwich-8/26/16
$38,300
The ARC of New London County for the purchase of a truck and landscaping trailer to enable the agency to deploy a second landscaping crew engaged in the Employment and Vocational preparation program at The ARC-9/8/16
$30,000
St. Maximilian Kolbe Sober Living Community at Enders Island in support of the residential sobriety program-10/17/16
$5,000
Eastern CT Symphony Orchestra to subsidize ticket costs for a special family program to be held on 1/29/17 at The Garde-10/17/16
$10,000
Rose City Senior Center for the Golden Wishes program which assists needy seniors in crisis situations in order to help maintain independence in their daily lives-12/15/16
$7,500
A Capela do Santo Antonio, Inc. for scholarships to NFA seniors going on to college- $2,500 each year for the years 2017-2018-2019-12/14/16
$12,500
St. Vincent de Paul Place soup kitchen to help purchase pantry and hygiene supplies-12/15/16
$10,000
Nutmeg Big Brothers Big Sisters to assist with the organization's mentoring program-12/15/16

2015

$7,500
Caring Community of CT in support of the purchase of non-construction related items related to their recent construction-2/25/15
$3,500
The Norwich Housing Authority to help pay for the services of the Resident Services Coordinator at Westwood Park-2/25/15
$7,500
Children's Museum of SE CT to help with the construction of the new Digital Star Lab at the Museum-2/25/15
$10,000
Eastern CT Ballet as Lead Presenting Sponsor to produce the 2015 production of the Nutcracker at the Garde-2/25/15
$10,000
SE CT Cultural Coalition for operating support and in support of programs in the arts-2/25/15
$7,200
Norwich Community Cinema for upgrades to indoor movie projection and sound equipment and a box trailer to store and transport outdoor movie projection equipment-2/25/15
$5,000
Eastern CT Community Gardens Association for the support of building and sustaining community gardens in Norwich-2/25/15
$4,000
Italian Heritage and Cultural Committee for  college scholarships-5/5/15
$7,500
Read to Ride for the purchase of bikes and supplies to encourage reading in elementary school kids-5/5/15
$25,000
New England Science and Sailing (NESS) to support programming directed at Norwich elementary school kids-5/5/15
$31,500
Three Rivers Community College as an endowment to give financial aid to students studying in the engineering field in memory of Edward P. Lord-5/5/15
$2,500
Norwich Community Development Corp. (NCDC) for the purchase of a box trailer for storage and transport of materials for the Norwich Farmer's Market-5/12/15
$6,300
A Capela Do Santos Antonio in support of a summer arts programs at NFA for 3rd grade Norwich kids, over a 3-year period, in honor of Ellis Ruley-6/11/15
$5,000
TVCCA as fiduciary agent of a collaborative grant made to help Secure Jobs, a program assisting newly re-housed families obtain suitable employment to ensure their continued ability to achieve financial stability and stay out of homeless sheltering-6/12/15
$25,000
Rose City Senior Center in support of the Preventive Health Clinic at the Senior Center-6/22/15
$10,000
Mitchell College for Scholarships-8/4/15
$18,500
Higher Edge for the purchase of computers-9/23/15
$35,000
Sea Research Foundation (Mystic Aquarium) to support construction of the new Ocean Research and Conservation Center-9/23/15
$10,000
St. Vincent de Paul Place for the purchase of supplies for the food and personal hygiene pantry-10/20/2015
$10,000
Sacred Heart Educational Center in support of individualized tutoring programs after school and in the summer-12/8/15
$4,550
Bethsaida Community for the purchase of new coin operated washing and drying machines for all 3 residential programs-12/8/15

2014

$12,000
Support of two upcoming shows at The Spirit of Broadway Theater:  "Zombies from the Beyond" and "Chang & Eng" -1/9/2014-Disbursed through the Lord Foundation donor advised fund at the Community Foundation of Eastern CT
$2,500
Read to Ride, a program that encourages elementary school children to develop a love of reading-2/14/14
$3,500
Housing Authority of the City of Norwich in support of the Senior Resource Counselor at Westwood Park-2/14/14
$41,700
TVCCA for security and energy upgrades at the TVCCA facility in Taftville that houses the Little Learners Program and Head Start-2/26/14-Disbursed through the Lord Foundation donor advised fund at the Community Foundation of Eastern CT
$10,000
Sacred Heart Educational Center for tuition assistance at the Learning Center-3/21/14-Disbursed through the Lord Foundation donor advised fund at the Community Foundation of Eastern CT
$15,000
Thames River Family Center for programming at the Child Development program-3/20/14-Disbursed through the Lord Foundation donor advised fund at the Community Foundation of Eastern CT
$125,000
Community Foundation of Eastern CT Norwich Area Women's and Girls Fund to create a challenge pool to inspire philanthropy among Norwich area donors for the benefit of local women and girls.  $50,000 given as the first part of the pledge, with the balance to be paid over the next 4 years as the Norwich community matches the funds-3/21/14-Disbursed through the Lord Foundation donor advised fund at the Community Foundation of Eastern Ct
$300,000
United Community and Family Services to meet the short-fall in funds needed to complete the expansion/renovation project at the Health Center at 47 Town Street, Norwich-4/17/14
$10,000
Mitchell College in support of scholarships to the college for Norwich students-4/24/14
$50,000
The Garde Arts Center in support of the "Save the Movies" campaign which upgraded projection and sound equipment at the theater-4/24/14
$35,000
Otis Library in support of 3 projects: $15,000 for upgrades to the Young Adult area of the library; $16,000 in support of the materials budget and $4,000 in support of a Community Speaker program-4/24/14
$35,000
Madonna Place for the "Family Support" Program, a one-stop comprehensive center for at risk families-6/11/14
$15,000
Madonna Place for the "Family School Connection" Program, a program working in partnership with families and schools  to improve attendance, address behavioral and academic issues for children (ages 3-12)-6/11/14
$3,000
A Capela do Santos Antonio for scholarships to students graduating from NFA going on to college-6/11/14
$5,000
Writers Block, Inc for support of programs inspiring creativity for youth in  the areas of writing, dance, singing and art-6/11/14
$5,000
Eastern CT Workforce Investment Board to support summer employment opportunities for youth-6/11/14
$15,000
Rose City Senior Center to support the Preventive Health Clinic at the Norwich Senior Center-8/4/14
$10,000
High Hopes Therapeutic Riding to support the Norwich "Horse Sense Program" targeting at-risk Norwich Youth-8/24/14
$6,000
Spirit of Broadway Theater in support of the last show of the 2014 season-9/5/14
$25,000
Safe Futures (formerly The Women's Center) to allow expansion of office hours in the Norwich location to full time-10/2/14
$5,000
United Way Project Warm-Up for fuel assistance to needy families in the 2014-2015 heating season-10/21/14
$15,000
Natchaug Hospital for final fit-out necessities for the new Joshua Center Thames Valley Facility-10/21/14
$500,000
W.W. Backus Hospital over two years for the establishment of the new initiative "The Edward and Mary Lord Preventive Health Institute at Backus"-10/22/14
$10,000
Sacred Heart Educational Center for support of the Learning Center individualized tutoring program-11/21/14

2013

$2,500
TACAP, Inc. in support of their program to facilitate Advocate Matches to frail elderly and disabled persons 1/14/13
$3,500
Norwich Housing Authority in support of their Resident Services Coordinator Position at Westwood Park  1/14/13
$5,000
Friends of Maria as seed money to begin programing 1/14/13
$7,500
Sacred Heart Educational Center in support of tuition assistance 3/12/13
$7,500
Thames River Family Program for Child Development Programming 3/12/13
$1,500
Read to Ride in support of their program encouraging reading skills in children 3/12/13
$10,000
Natchaug Hospital for help building the new Joshua Center in Norwich 3/12/13
$10,000
Mitchell College in support of scholarships for Norwich students attending the college 1/14/13
$5,000
Norwich Little League in support of refurbishing ball fields on Otrobando Avenue 6/2/13
$25,000
Rose City Senior Center in support of the Preventive Health Clinic 6/2/13
$25,000
Otis Library in support of the materials budget and the "one-desk" project 3/12/13
$2,625
Solomon Schechter Academy in support of a Norwich student attending the school 8/10/13
$5,000
Community Care Team for Rapid Re-housing and Shelter Diversion program 10/9/13
$50,000
United Community and Family Services for assistance in expanding the building housing The Edward and Mary Lord Family Health Center at UCFS 10/9/13
$5,000
Eastern CT Community Gardens Foundation for materials, supplies and maintenance of community gardens in Norwich 12/19/13-Disbursed through the Lord Foundation donor advised fund at the Community Foundation of Eastern CT
$10,000
Center for Hospice Care for the creation of a Healing Garden at the Dunham Street campus in Norwich 12/10/13-Disbursed through the Lord Foundation donor advised fund at the Community Foundation of Eastern CT

2012

$10,000
Sacred Heart Learning Center in support of one-to-one tutoring for students from all school districts in danger of failing  1/25/2012
$2,500
TACAP, Inc. in support of of mentors and materials for elderly and disabled persons in Norwich 1/25/2012
$40,000
Madonna Place in support of the Fatherhood Initiative Program 1/25/2012
$3,000
A Capela Do Santo Antonio, Inc.  in support of a scholarship to be awarded to an NFA senior going on to college 1/25/12
$18,400
Norwich Community Cinema Foundation to purchase equipment for outdoor film series each year for families to enjoy 2/1/12
$50,000
WW Backus Hospital as second and final pledge payment to fund the MyHealthDirect Program 2/9/12
$26,800
The Johnson Home to replace a dangerous antiquated furnace and chimney liner 3/2/2012
$12,500
Saint Vincent De Paul for their served meal programs 4/13/2012
$2,600
The Solomon Schechter Academy in support of a Norwich student attending school 4/13/2012
$918
The Integrated Charter Day School in support of Building Simple Machines Using LEGOS  4/13/2012
$2,500
Spirit of Broadway Theater in support of the show "Desperate Measures" 4/16/12
$25,000
Norwich Senior Center in support of the Preventive Health Clinic at the Center 6/27/12
$150,000
United Community and Family Services for the 3rd and final payment on our pledge of $450,000  11/1/12
$5,000
United Way Project Warm-Up  11/30/12

2011

$4,000
Italian Heritage Committee for scholarships (1/12/2011)
$5,000
The Norwich Community Care Team in support of the Homeless Shelter (1/12/2011)
$12,500
St. Vincent de Paul Place in support of the served meals program (1/12/2011)
$10,000
Mitchell College for scholarships for students attending from Norwich (1/12/2011)
$15,000
Thames River Community Services in support of the Child Development Program at Thames River Family Place (1/12/2011)
$50,000
W.W. Backus Hospital as a part of a two-year pledge of $100,000 to fund the MyHealthDirect program (2/14/2011)
$10,000
Bethsaida Community, Inc. to help support women in residence while they seek gainful employment (2/14/2011)
$2,500
TACAP, Inc. in support of their program to conduct new advocate training, and facilitate matches to frail elderly and disabled persons (2/14/2011)
$15,000
Catholic Charities in support of their Emergency Basic Needs and Case Management program 5/12/11
$2,500
The Spirit of Broadway Theater in sponsorship of the show "The Summer of '42"  5/15/11
$12,350
Sacred Heart School, Taftville, for the purchase of office management and grading computer software 5/19/11
$25,000
Rose City Senior Center to fund the preventive health care Nurse/Clinic at the Senior Center 7/1/11
$44,698
The Sisters of Charity to replace furnaces and hot water heating system at Novitiate and Infirmary 7/6/11
$150,000
United Community Family Services (2nd payment of 3 year pledge) for expansion of health center 11/1/2011
$30,000
Otis Library for materials budget 2011-2012 11/17/2011
$7,500
Community Care Team for support of homeless shelter and permanent housing for homeless 2012-2013 11/17/2011
$5,000
Habitat for Humanity in support of building projects in Norwich and Greeneville  11/17/2011
$10,000
Mitchell College for scholarships to Norwich students 11/17/2011

2010

$25,000
Rose City Senior Center in support of the Preventive Health Care Clinic  (7/2/2010)
$35,000
Madonna Place, Inc. in support of the Fatherhood Initiative Program (7/2/2010)
$7,500
Read-to-Ride, Inc. in support of their program to encourage children to improve their reading skills (11/14/2010)
$12,351
St. Jude Common to rebuild their main fire escape (11/18/2010)
$5,000
ARC of New London County to replace their old kitchen (11/23/2010)
$40,000
Otis Library in support of the materials budget (11/15/2010)
$2,500
Connecticut Community Care, Inc. for assistance to elderly Norwich clients enabling them to stay in their own homes (11/15/2010)
$10,000
Sacred Heart Educational Center for tuition assistance to disadvantaged students (11/15/2010)
$3,000
Solomon Schechter Academy for support of a Norwich family sending their children to the school (12/16/2010)
$150,000
United Community and Family Services as a part of a three-year pledge of $450,000 to help with expansion plans (12/16/2010)