The First County Bank Foundation recently distributed $80,484 in grants to 15 nonprofits in Darien and New Canaan.

"Experience tells us that causes like these have the power to expand understanding and deepen community involvement," said Rey Giallongo, foundation president and chairman and CEO of First County Bank.

"Our goal at the foundation is to help these organizations and others like them build the next generation's ability to live and work productively

in our communities."

The Darien recipients are:

A Better Chance, $2,500;

Community Fund of Darien, $2,500;

Person-to-Person, $5,000;

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Tiny Miracles Foundation, $5,000;

Town of Darien Firefighters Foundation, $10,000;

YWCA Darien/Norwalk, $3,000.