First County Bank Foundation Announces Applications Now being Accepted for FirstClass Grants for Teachers

STAMFORD, Conn., September 7, 2023 – 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 Bridgeport, public school districts. Grant applications are accepted now through the deadline of October 31st, 2023 and are available online at:

“Each year we look forward to supporting the creative spirit of our public-school teachers as they source interesting and innovative programs for their students,” said Robert J. Granata, president of First County Bank Foundation and chairman, CEO of First County Bank. “Our Foundation prides itself on providing funding for initiatives that positively impact educational enrichment of local youngsters.”

FirstClass Grants for Teachers was developed by First County Bank Foundation to help teachers fund programs fostering creative education in and beyond the classroom. Examples of program topics include nature-based, astronomy, financial literacy, conservation, environmental, or art. A list of past recipients is available at FirstClass Grants for Teachers. Starting in November, grants will be awarded with funds available for use during the 2023-2024 school year. Applications for the FirstClass Grants for Teachers can be completed online by visiting: 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 or by email to: . Deadline for applications is October 31, 2023.


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 over 170 years, is an independent mutual community bank with 14 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 $2 billion and is a winner of the Hearst Connecticut Top WorkPlaces 2020-2022 award. For additional information, please visit, or follow us @Firstcountybank on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn.