First County Bank Foundation Now Accepting Annual CommunityFirst Grant Applications Online Deadline March 31, 2022

STAMFORD, CT, January 06, 2022 — 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, 2022.

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

“During these challenging times, we appreciate the good work of our local community-based organizations and recognize the critical role they play in our community. We understand that needs are great and each year, we welcome the opportunity to accept and review grant applications from our local Fairfield County nonprofits,” 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 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 $1.9 billion and is a winner of the Hearst Connecticut Top WorkPlaces 2020-2021 award. For additional information, please visit, or follow us @Firstcountybank on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn.