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 primarily 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
|Chrysalis Center||Case management services for formerly homeless individuals/families living in New London County and the Town of Manchester.|
|Connecticut Food Share||Grant funding will bolster food distribution efforts through the Mobile Pantry program for Dime's service area.|
|Eastern CT Ballet||Nutcracker Free Ticket Initiative.|
|Friends of the Janet Carlson Calvert Library||Funding for the library to purchase an AWE Early Literacy Station.|
|Gentle Love Diaper Pantry||Grant funds will provide diapers and baby essentials to marginalized, low-income families through a network of community partners.|
|Hispanic Alliance of SE CT||Funding for the BRILLA Program.|
|New London Area Food Pantry||Funding will support the purchase of grocery items.|
|New London Homeless Hospitality Center||Funds will be used to assist guests with what they need to exit homelessness.|
|New London Youth Affairs||Program expenses for the Early Childhood Family Center.|
|Ocean Community YMCA||Funding to support one-week camperships for children ages 4-10th grade from New London County, Westerly and Richmond, RI.|
|Operation Warm||Coat and shoe distribution to children in Dime's service area.|
|Shoreline Soup Kitchens & Pantries, Inc.||Funds will be used to purchase supplemental food items.|
|Southern Rhode Island Volunteers||SRIV's Independent Aging Services Program.|
|The Salvation Army Norwich||Emergency Assistance Program.|
|United Community & Family Services||Funding for a comprehensive MAT (Medication Assistance Therapy) program with the goal of supporting patients in recovery from substance use and addiction.|
|Wood River Health||Funding to support the cost of hosting six Art Therapy Group sessions.|
|Westerly Education Center||Career Exposure Days for high school students.|