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12.22.2020 /

Popular Foundation Awards $216,000 in Grants to Nonprofit Organizations

Grants Will Benefit Communities Throughout New York, New Jersey, South Florida and Chicago.

New York, NY – December 22, 2020 – The Popular Foundation, which is sponsored by employees of Popular Bank, has awarded a total of $216,000 to 23 nonprofit organizations serving communities throughout New York, New Jersey, South Florida and Chicago. The grants ranged between $5,000-$22,000 and will continue to support critical community programming amid the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis.

Since 2004, the Popular Foundation has awarded over $2.9 million dollars to grass-roots organizations. Notably, grant winners are located throughout the regions Popular Bank serves and focus on the areas of education and youth, health and supported living, and community development.

“We’re very proud of Popular Bank’s long-standing commitment to the nonprofit and local organizations that continue to make a meaningful difference in the communities where our customers work and live,” said Popular Bank Chief Operating Officer Manuel Chinea. “This year, we recognize that this support is more important than ever before, as many of these organizations work to provide education, economic empowerment and financial literacy programs amid the COVID-19 health crisis. We will continue to support our community partners and the tremendous work they do. I’d like to congratulate each of our grant recipients and look forward to working with them in the future.”

About the Popular Foundation

Popular Foundation was established with the mission to strengthen the communities Popular Bank serves. Since its inception, the Foundation remains inspired and committed to promoting the community involvement of its employees and requires that all participating organizations have an active employee liaison. Grant-making decisions are also based on the recommendations of the Region Evaluation Committees that are comprised of Popular Bank employees.

Congratulations to our 2020 Popular Foundation Grant Winners!

Fresh Youth Initiatives, Inc.
New York, NY
Hearts of Gold, Inc.
New York, NY
Center for Financial Training International
Miami, FL
Junior Achievement of Greater Miami, Inc.
North Miami, FL
Junior Achievement of New York, Inc.
New York, NY
Northern Manhattan Improvement Corp. (NMIC)
New York, NY
The Open Door NJNY
West New York, NJ
Search and Care, Inc.
New York, NY
Women’s Housing and Economic Development Corp. (WHEDco)
Bronx, NY
Thelma Gibson Health Initiative
Coconut Grove, FL
Union Settlement
New York, NY
Urban Housing Works
Elizabeth, NJ
Aspire of Illinois
Westchester, Illinois
Bottomless Closet
New York, NY
BronxWorks, Inc.
Bronx, New York

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