First County Bank Foundation Now Accepting Annual CommunityFirst Grant Applications: Online Applications Due by 3/31/24

STAMFORD, CT, January 4, 2024 First County Bank Foundation announces that applications for the Annual CommunityFirst grant program are now being accepted. Eligible nonprofit organizations must submit their application online by the deadline of March 31, 2024.

To be eligible for consideration, organizations must serve the communities of Stamford, Norwalk, Darien, Fairfield, Greenwich, New Canaan, Westport or Bridgeport, and have nonprofit tax-exempt status under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

“As a community bank, we are committed to supporting the critical work of local nonprofit organizations. Each year, First County Bank Foundation welcomes the opportunity to review grant applications that showcase programs and initiatives that are helping provide Fairfield County residents with much needed services,” 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 distributing annual grants to help ensure that local needs are met,” added Granata.

To view examples of past grant recipients and to complete an online grant application, visit the Bank’s website at .


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 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, CT 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 $1.9 billion and is a winner of the Hearst Connecticut Top WorkPlaces 2023 award. For additional information, please visit, or follow us @Firstcountybank on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn.