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Daniel Trust Foundation receives a $10,000 grant from Fairfield County's Community Foundation

Daniel Trust Foundation, an award-winning nonprofit organization that supports young people in the United States and Rwanda, is pleased to announce that it has received a $10,000 competitive grant from Fairfield County’s Community Foundation to support its Mentoring Program in Bridgeport, Connecticut.

The Daniel Trust Foundation Mentoring Program is a youth development program for high school juniors and seniors. The program’s goal is to support low-income students in 3 areas which include College Readiness, Career Preparation and Financial Literacy.

100% of students who participate in the mentoring program graduate high school, secure internship and job opportunities, and 93% graduate college within 4-5 years.

After high school, students receive ongoing mentorship and financial support through The Daniel Trust Foundation Scholarship Program, which provides alumni of the mentoring program with a $2,000 scholarship to help them cover the costs of textbooks and supplies.

To witness Daniel Trust Foundation's impact, please watch the 2021 virtual Daniel Trust Awards where alumni of the mentoring program were honored and recognized for completing the program and graduating from high school.

“It’s such an honor to partner with Fairfield County’s Community Foundation in this capacity,” said Daniel Trust, President and CEO of Daniel Trust Foundation. “This program grant will make a very big impact in the lives of our students, their families and in the community. Thank you so much to the Community Foundation.”

Fairfield County’s Community Foundation promotes philanthropy as a means to create change in Fairfield County, focusing on innovative and collaborative solutions to critical issues impacting the community. Individuals, families, corporations and organizations can establish charitable funds or contribute to existing funds.

As a trusted nonprofit partner and thought leader, Fairfield County’s Community Foundation brings together community organizers, business experts and philanthropists to solve our region’s challenges. The Foundation’s goal is to create a vital and inclusive community, where every individual has the opportunity to thrive.

To learn more about Fairfield County's Community Foundation, please click here.

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