Connex Credit Union Awards $75,000 in Grants to Ten Greater New Haven Nonprofits

Established in 2022, ConnexCares is organized and operated exclusively for charitable purposes. They seek to address community needs by promoting financial literacy and well-being, providing financial assistance for education, addressing children’s health, and responding to food insecurity needs, as well as other related volunteer and philanthropic activities. 

The ConnexCares grant program is designed to award financial support to nonprofit organizations in Connex’s field of membership that provide community programs or services related to at least one of its three pillars: financial literacy, children’s health, and food insecurity. Recently, ConnexCares awarded $75,000 in charitable grant funds to ten greater New Haven nonprofits including:

All Together Healing which focuses on mental health awareness and providing emotional support,


(Pictured Shenira Billups, Latisha Porcher, Nicole Forbes)


Discovering Amistad which provides lessons of the 1839 Uprising to advance the education of racial and social injustice of today,

(Pictured Bob King, Carl Casper President ConnexCares, Paula Mann-Agnew, Mike Nowicky Director ConnexCares, Chris Menapace, and Reeshemah Norfleet)


Elena’s Light which provides education and resources to refugee women in New Haven, 

(Pictured Carl Casper, Camille Brown, Fereshteh Ganjavi, Preethi Varghese-Joseph, Mike Nowicky)


Fellowship Place which provides free meals to adults living with severe mental illness,

(Pictured Louise Nestor Director ConnexCares, Mary A. Guerrera)


Jump$tart which provides financial literacy to Connecticut’s youth, 

(Pictured Chris Lee, Carl Casper, Faye Griffiths-Smith)


Masters Manna which provides food to homeless, near homeless, and low to moderate-income families facing food insecurity,

(Pictured Bill Barnes, Bill Pursell, Ray Demers)


National Veterans Council For Legal Redress which provides food to underserved veterans,

(Pictured Garry Monk, Olivia Henderson, Dr. Pamela Kelley, Conley F. Monk, Doretha Jackson Tyson, Kevin Sanders)


New Haven Promise which helps to build city leaders through an academic, college-going, career-launching program, 

(Pictured Louise Nestor, John Miller, Patricia Melton, David Birkins Director ConnexCares)


Greater New Haven Probus Club which helps improves the lives of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and (Pictured Louise Nestor, Les Faiman, Mike Nowicky)


New Reach’s FISH program which provides food to homebound families. (Pictured Carl Casper, Kellyann Day)


“ConnexCares is committed to the communities we serve and are proud to support thoughtful community partners through our charitable giving grant program”, stated Carl Casper, president of ConnexCares. “The ConnexCares charitable grant program reaffirms our commitment to our community and programs that help support financial literacy, children’s health, food insecurity, and other worthy community causes.”


Nonprofit community organizations are welcome to apply through December 31, 2023. Visit – ConnexCares – Grant Program. 

About ConnexCares

ConnexCares is organized and operated exclusively for charitable purposes in accordance with Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. More specifically, ConnexCares seeks to address community needs by promoting financial literacy and well-being, providing financial assistance for education, addressing children’s health, responding to food insecurity needs, and engaging in related volunteer and philanthropic activities.


About Connex Credit Union

One of Connecticut’s largest credit unions, Connex Credit Union is a full-service credit union serving more than 70,000 members at eight branches. Membership is open to anyone who lives, works, worships, or attends school in New Haven, Hartford, Middlesex, or Fairfield counties. For more information, please call 1-800-CR-UNION or visit