Bodenwein Foundation awards $25,000 in grants

New London — The Day’s philanthropic arm, the Bodenwein Public Benevolent Foundation, has distributed $25,000 in grants to 19 nonprofit organizations in the region this year.

Established in 1938 under the will of Theodore Bodenwein, publisher of The Day from 1891 to 1939, the foundation has awarded more than $12 million since its inception. Its mission is to support and promote quality educational, cultural, human services, and health care programming for underserved populations.

"The grants are a great source of pride for all of us who work at The Day," said Timothy Dwyer, president and publisher of The Day. "It was a challenging year for us financially, including layoffs and furloughs late in the year. It's a challenging time for all independent media companies."

Six of the grant recipients were awarded $2,000 apiece while 13 received $1,000 each.

Last year, the foundation awarded $100,000 in grants, and previously distributed at least that much each year since 2013.

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