TORRINGTON — The Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation has awarded $40,350 in Rapid Response Grants to nonprofits providing for basic needs in Northwest Connecticut.

As part of a comprehensive response to the effects of Covid-19 on the Northwest Corner of Connecticut, Rapid Response Grants have been awarded to a number of organizations, including the following local groups:

Caring For Bethlehem, in support of food, infant supplies, fuel and utilities in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

EdAdvance, in support of food in response to the Covid-19 pandemic (in partnership with Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation).

Litchfield Community Center, in support of food (perishable) and infant supplies in response to the Covid-19 pandemic

Litchfield County Family Child Care Network, in support of childcare in response to the Covid-19 pandemic (in partnership with Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation).

Susan B. Anthony Project, in support of food, cleaning supplies, rent, copays, infant supplies, utilities, medication and hoteling in response to the Covid-19 pandemic (in partnership with Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation).

Nonprofits may apply for Rapid Response Grants at www.northwestcf.org.

Donations may be made to the Northwest Corner Gives: Covid-19 Rapid Response Fund at www.northwestcf.org.

In the coming weeks, the fund will enable support to a wider range of nonprofits in Northwest Connecticut, including those nonprofits in the areas of arts and culture, civic and education, the environment and animal care and rescue.

Established in 1969, the Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation serves 20 towns in Northwest Connecticut, including Barkhamsted, Bethlehem, Canaan (Falls Village), Colebrook, Cornwall, Goshen, Hartland, Harwinton, Kent, Litchfield, Morris, New Hartford, Norfolk, North Canaan, Salisbury, Sharon, Torrington, Warren, Washington and Winsted.

Its total endowment, comprised of more than 280 funds, has grown from initial assets of $15,000 to almost $102 million. Last year, combined grants and scholarships totaled $4 million.

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