First County Bank Foundation Announces Applications Now Accepted For FirstClass Grants for Teachers Deadline October 31, 2020

STAMFORD, Conn., September 17, 2020 – First County Bank Foundation is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the annual FirstClass Grants for Teachers, a grant program developed exclusively for public school K-5 grade teachers. The FirstClass Grants for Teachers was established in 2016 to commemorate the 15th anniversary of First County Bank Foundation. Eligible grant recipients are kindergarten through fifth grade teachers in Stamford, Norwalk, Darien, Greenwich, New Canaan, Westport, Fairfield and neighboring communities of Bridgeport public school districts. Grant applications are accepted now through the deadline of October 31st, 2020 and are available online at FirstClass Grants for Teachers.

“We’re proud that our Foundation has provided over $70,000 in grants to public school teachers since 2016”, said Robert J. Granata, president of First County Bank Foundation and chairman, CEO of First County Bank. “I applaud our teachers for their creative thinking and commitment to sharing these programs with their students.”

FirstClass Grants for Teachers was developed by First County Bank Foundation to help teachers fund programs fostering creative education in and beyond the classroom. Special consideration will be given to requests that are creative, innovative and have lasting impact. Examples of program topics include nature-based, astronomy, financial literacy, conservation, environmental, or art. Examples of past grants are available at FirstClass Grants for Teachers. Starting in November, grants will be awarded with funds available for use during the 2020-2021 school year. Applications for the FirstClass Grants for Teachers can be conveniently completed online. Requested grant amounts may not exceed $1,000 and authorization by the teacher’s school principal is required. Grant requests for books, magazine subscriptions, school trips and computer equipment such as tablets or laptops are not eligible. Questions can be answered by contacting 203-462-4858. Deadline for applications is October 31, 2020.

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 more than 165 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 and assets in excess of $1.7 billion. For additional information, please visit, or follow us @Firstcountybank on FacebookInstagramTwitter, and LinkedIn.