Tuesday, April 21, 2009



MIDDLETOWN, CT— The Liberty Bank Foundation has awarded a $2,500 grant to the North End Action Team to support the Neighborhood Leadership Project.

"NEAT is so excited that in these hard economic times, Liberty Bank is continuing to support the small projects that make a difference. NEAT doesn't do glamorous work, but we're making important changes in the lives of the people in the North End. It's wonderful to have a community partner who recognizes that leadership development is worth supporting, even if it is not quick and easy. The type of change we are creating together is sustainable, and that is the difference."

Liberty Bank is pleased to support the continuing work of NEAT. Building strong

leadership is critical to a strong organization. A strong organization will lead to a stronger

community and enhance the quality of life for its citizens.

Since its inception in 1997, the Liberty Bank Foundation has provided over $5.1 million in grants to non-profit organizations within Liberty Bank’s market area. The foundation seeks to improve the quality of life for people of low or moderate income by investing in preventive programming for children and families, and in non-profit capacity building. In addition, the foundation is providing support to address basic human needs during these difficult economic times. Along with its grant making, the foundation strives to foster the convening and collaboration of non-profits, funders, business, and government to address community issues.

The North End Action Team is a grassroots neighborhood advocacy group Focused upon the revitalization of Middletown’s North End neighborhood. NEAT’s mission is to promote indigenous leadership, opportunity for children And families, public safety and code enforcement, improved affordable housing, homeownership and positive economic development.

Established in 1825, Liberty Bank is Connecticut’s oldest mutual bank, with more than $2.8 billion in assets and 35 banking offices throughout the central, eastern, and shoreline areas of the state. As a full-service financial institution, it offers consumer and commercial banking, home mortgages, insurance, and investment services. Rated outstanding by federal regulators on its community reinvestment efforts, Liberty maintains a longstanding commitment to superior personal service and unparalleled community involvement.

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