First County Bank Donates $495,000 to Local Nonprofits


First County Bank Foundation Donates $495,000 to Local Nonprofits

~ Marking 20 Years of Grantmaking in the Community ~

Westport Branch Manager Duncan Lee with Michael Burns, President of Westport Volunteer EMS

 STAMFORD, CT., June 17, 2021 — First County Bank Foundation announced that it is donating $495,000 in grants to over 100 Fairfield County nonprofits through its annual CommunityFirst Grant Program.

The range of organizations impacted by these grants, which span the Fairfield County cities and towns within the Bank’s service area, include local community partners that are focused on addressing critical issues such as food insecurity and education equity for youth, as well as those providing shelter, affordable housing, and job training skills to those in need.

“During this unprecedented time of crisis in our community, First County Bank Foundation is committed to supporting local nonprofits that continue to work tirelessly to provide much needed services to the most vulnerable members of our society,” stated Robert J. Granata, Chairman and CEO of First County Bank and President of First County Bank Foundation. “The Bank’s board of directors, corporators and employees take great pride in supporting these critical efforts,” added Granata.

For more information about First County Bank Foundation, visit the Bank’s website:


About First County Bank Foundation

Established in 2001 in honor of the Bank’s 150th anniversary, First County Bank Foundation was created to distribute funds annually to nonprofit organizations that support community and economic development, affordable housing, and programs that support quality of life and educational enrichment for children and families. As a mutual bank with no shareholders, First County Bank considers grants made by the foundation a means of paying dividends back to the local communities it serves.

About First County Bank

First County Bank, headquartered in Stamford, Conn. for 170 years, is an independent mutual community bank with 16 branches in Stamford, Norwalk, Darien, Greenwich, Fairfield, New Canaan and Westport offering deposit products, mortgages, wealth management, business banking services, and a full array of digital banking products including mobile and online banking. First County Bank has more than 220 employees, assets in excess of $1.7 billion and is a winner of the Hearst Connecticut Top Workplaces 2020 award. For additional information, please visit, or follow us @Firstcountybank on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn.