Nonprofits get People's grants

People's United Community Foundation announced this week more than $30,000 in grants to local nonprofits.

The foundation, philanthropic arm of People's United Bank, gave its largest donation, $12,000, to the Franklin-based Eastern Connecticut Workforce Investment Board, which helps local workers find jobs through training programs and its four regional CTJobs Centers.

Other grants were: Eastern Connecticut Housing Opportunities, $7,500; Women's Center of Southeastern Connecticut, $3,500; Madonna Place in Norwich, $5,000, and Big Brothers-Big Sisters of Southeastern Connecticut, $2,500.

In all, 128 organizations across six states were awarded nearly $900,000 by the foundation. It was the foundation's second grant cycle of the year.

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