In 1998, Dime Bank established The Dime Foundation, enabling us to further our bank's mission of supporting and giving back to the communities we serve. We strive to improve the well-being and quality of life for members of our communities by funding organizations or programs that provide, strengthen, or enhance service to individuals.
- The foundation has three grant cycles per year. The grant application can be downloaded here.
- Grant applications for 2022 are due on October 4.
- A post-grant report is required within one year of receiving grant funding, and prior to submitting a new grant application. The post-grant report can be downloaded here.
- For more information, call Dee Sullivan at 860-859-4300, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grants are awarded to:
- Organizations that are recognized as exempt from federal income taxation under Section 501( c )(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and governmental units referred to in Section 170( c )(1) of the Internal Revenue Code.
- Organizations that serve the residents of New London County, the towns of Glastonbury and Manchester, CT, and the towns of Westerly, Hopkinton and Richmond, RI.
- Funding is generally not provided to fund-raising or capital campaigns; organizations that fund other organizations or foundations; political or fraternal organizations; religious institutions; parent-run organizations (such as Parent-Teacher Organizations or Little League)
Our funding priorities are focused on projects and organizations that support the following:
- Affordable housing
- Basic human services for those considered most at-risk
- Development/education, job training, or promotion of literacy, especially programs that encourage self-sufficiency
- Opportunities for collaborative efforts
- Services to at-risk or under-served children, families or the elderly, with emphasis on low/moderate income levels
Board of Directors and Officers
- Nicholas Caplanson, President
- David Stanland, Vice President & Treasurer
- Cheryl Calderado, Vice President
- Dee Sullivan, Secretary
- Steven L. Bokoff, Director
- Lee-Ann Gomes, Director
- Peter Maneri, Director
- Linda L. Mariani, Esq., Director
- Paul Maxfield, Director
- Bonnie Stewart, Director
- Mark E. Tramontozzi, M.D.,Director
|Community Outreach Center||Assistance with operational costs and the purchase of food.|
|CRIS Radio||Support for audio recording services for the blind or print-challenged.|
|Eastern CT Workforce Investment Board||Summer Youth Employment Program.|
|Garde Arts Center||Summer on Stage Program.|
|Higher Edge||College Access and College Success Programs.|
|Hockanum Valley Community Council, Inc||Funding for the expansion of the Mental Health Screening Program.|
|Jonnycake Center of Westerly||Funding for the expansion of the Mental Health Screening Program.|
|Mystic Museum of Art||Outreach program with Nathan Hale Magnet Elementary School and the Florence Griswold Museum.|
|New London Area Food Coalition||General support for the food pantry.|
|New London Community Meal Center||General support for the meal center.|
|New London County Historical Society||5th Annual Summer Museum Camp for youth in the community.|
|Norwich Community Backpack Program||Backpacks and school supplies for low income youth in Norwich.|
|Rebuilding Together Manchester||Year-round emergency repairs and home modifications for low income residents of Manchester.|
|Reliance Health||Renovations to kitchen space at one of their shared apartment-style residential homes.|
|Riverfront Children's Center||Tuition assistance program to make childcare more affordable for low-moderate income families.|
|Safe Futures, Inc.||Support for the Katie Blair House.|
|Salt Marsh Opera||Kids Love Opera! 2022.|
|Southeastern CT Robotics, Inc||Robotics programs for youth in New London County.|
|Special Olympics CT||2022 Fall Sports Festival/Sailing Regatta.|
|Thames River Community Place||Moving Toward Economic Security Program.|
|Thames Valley Council for Community Action, Inc.||Emergency Client Assistance Fund.|
|The Lighthouse Voc-Ed Center||Scholarships to low income famlies for the Therapeutic Equine Services Program.|
|Third Sector New England, Inc. d/b/a/ FRESH New London||Food service literacy program.|
|Traveling Toys, Inc||Establishment of a toy lending library within the children's and teen sections of the Groton Public Library.|
|United Community & Family Services||Fashion Forward pilot project to ensure clients have the proper attire to obtain/maintain gainful employment.|
|United Way of SECT||Funding for the Gemma Moran food pantry.|
|Westerly Area Meals Center, Inc. (WARM)||Funding to support all 15 of their vital programs.|
|Wood River Health Services, Inc.||Art Therapy Groups.|
|Writer's Block Ink||Creative Skills Workshop Lessons.|