Jaylen D. Berry Foundation Inc.

Company: JAYLEN D. BERRY FOUNDATION, Inc.

Location: Hartford

Tell us about your community building activities in 2020?

2020 Activities: -Gave 10, $1,000 scholarships to students throughout CT(Hartford,bridgeport students represented amongst others) -9/10 Recipients were women of color -Gave $1,000 in grant funding -Helped to fundraise $6,000 for first generation/low income students at Wesleyan University -Gave $3,000 in intern scholarships and employed 3 college students(Wesleyan students) -Fundraised $3,000 and Gave away over 100 toys to kids throughout the Hartford county for christmas

What community building goals did you accomplish or milestones did you hit in 2020?

Goals Achieved: - Increased our impact and civic footprint in the city of Hartford and throughout Hartford county -Assisted men, women and families by providing economic assistance and slight relief - Raised over $17,000, which is more than double what we raised in any other year

Nominator Justification

This organization raised over $25,000 in donations last year. Also, this organization gave away 10 scholarships, each for $1,000 to High school seniors in Connecticut. Also, they gave away $1,000 last year in grant funding, and another $3,000 to intern scholarships. This organization also raised $3,000 and gave away over 100 toys to kids throughout Harford and Middlesex County.

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