The Community Fund of Darien recently issued several grants to assist nonprofit organizations.

Family & Children's Agency in Norwalk has received an emergency grant of $5,000 to replace equipment damaged during Superstorm Sandy at its primary service location on Water Street.

A Better Chance in Darien received $3,000 for the support of seven girls from underserved areas who attend Darien schools.

Project Lifesaver, a new program in Darien through Family Centers, will receive $2,500 for technical equipment that will enable the Darien police to locate a missing person afflicted with Alzheimer's, autism or other conditions.

Community Plates, a new organization that uses volunteers to transfer excess fresh food from businesses and restaurants to local food pantries and soup kitchens, will receive a grant of $2,000 to help build its program. Stamford's Starfish Connection, which provides long-term mentoring to students from third through 12th grades, has received a grant of $1,000.

The Community Fund of Darien assists in meeting the health and human service needs of Darien, Norwalk and Stamford through strategic funding, guidance and leadership.

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Since 1951, the organization has provided more than $20 million in grants to local agencies and social program initiatives.

TCF also has given more than $625,000 in annual allocation grants to 26 agencies this past year that serve the area's community needs.

For information, visit

www.communityfund

darien.org or call 203-655-8775.