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 2023 are due on March 14, June 20, and October 3.
- 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 [email protected].
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, Manchester, and Vernon, 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
|Always Home Inc.||Support for the Homelessness Prevention/Shelter Diversion program.|
|Children First Groton||Car seats and bike helmets for families.|
|Community Health Resources, Inc.||Adopt-a-Family initiative for the holiday season.|
|Connecticut College Child Development Lab School||Lab School's Kindergarten Readiness Family Initiative.|
|Frank Olean Center, Inc||Support for the Transportation Fund.|
|High Hopes Therapeutic Riding||Support for the participation of underserved youth and adults from New London County.|
|Horizons, Inc.||Support for Horizons to provide critical respite for both campers and families.|
|Madonna Place||Fatherhood Initiative Program.|
|Martin House||Meal expenses for clients.|
|New London Homeless Hospitality Center||Funds will be used to assist guests with what they need to exit homelessness.|
|Operation Fuel||Emergency energy assistance grants to low-moderate income families.|
|Salvation Army||Support for the Emergency Assistance program.|
|The Bridge Family Center, Inc.||Moving On Project.|
|The Furniture Bank of SE CT, Inc.||Funds will purchase beds for needy families in southeastern CT.|
|Tides Family Services||Funding to assist the most needy clients and families within treatment programs to obtain basic need items.|
|United Cerebral Palsy Association of Eastern CT, LLC||UCP Inclusion & Advocacy Program.|
|Vision to Learn||Eye examinations and vision screenings for students attending Norwich Public Schools.|
|Habitat for Humanity of Eastern CT||Funds will support the full rehabilitation of a single-family home in the Gales Ferry section of Ledyard.|
|The CT Storytelling Center||Six week Littlest Listeners storytelling residency for preschool classes at TVCCA Headstart.|
|Preston Public Library||Creation of a Gaming Lending Library to enhance the Young Adult Department at the library.|