Foundation awards more than $28K to local organizations

The John Patrick Flanagan Foundation, a Fairfield-based charitable foundation established to help vulnerable children and families of Connecticut, has awarded $28,500 in grants for 2013 to local organizations.

The grants were awarded to six Connecticut-based charities, including the United in Hope Scholarship ($5,000), Connecticut Audubon Society ($8,000), Commence College Counseling ($3,000), Wakeman Smilow-Burroughs Clubhouse ($7,000), Caroline House Preschool ($4,500) and the High School Scholarship Foundation of Fairfield ($1,000).

“We are incredibly humbled by the amount of generosity and support for the John Patrick Flanagan Foundation over the past five years, and thrilled to continue giving back to deserving members and organizations of the local Connecticut community,” said Amanda Flanagan, foundation chairperson. “This past year, we provided the highest level of funding to these outstanding organizations and take pleasure in witnessing community members’ benefiting directly from the John Patrick Flanagan Foundation.”

Since 2008, the John Patrick Flanagan Foundation has raised more than $370,000 and granted out $60,000 to programs that provide resources and opportunities to disadvantaged children and families.

For more information about The John Patrick Flanagan Foundation or to make a donation, visit

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