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Volunteer-Driven Organizations Merge to Expand Community Assistance

Person-to-Person and Christian Community Action were two small, volunteer-driven organizations serving adjacent communities in Connecticut. Christian Community Action sought to expand its program but found that the costs to scale it were too high and decided instead to approach Person-to-Person about the possibility of merging. At the time Person-to-Person was actively seeing opportunities to grow its food pantry program, which had a delivery model also used successfully by Christian Community Action. The two entities merged in 2012 retaining the name Person-to-Person. A SeaChange-Lodestar Fund for Nonprofit Collaboration challenge grant supported merger implementation costs.

Grant Information

Grant Amount: $15,000

Year Granted: 2013

Grantee: Person-to-Person

Location: CT - Connecticut

Grantee Website: Person-to-Person