Family Projects

PCLB’s Family Projects (formerly Selected Projects) was created to fund programs that are a tribute and legacy to family members.

Danbury Area: Because Danbury, Connecticut is a community of special interest to the Buck family, PCLB makes grants to improve the quality of life in this region. A priority is to support organizations with a focus on enabling older adults to age with dignity in their place of choice. More specifically, PCLB hopes to raise awareness around and address issues of food insecurity and social isolation. Additionally, PCLB supports select education grantees who support English Language Learner students and that offer opportunities to explore teaching as a profession through internships or summer employment opportunities.

Museum Casa Piñero: This Museum is the home of Puerto Rico’s first native governor, Jesus T. Piñero, who had deep historical ties to the island of Puerto Rico and fostered the island’s relationship with mainland U.S.A. The Board President of PCLB is a grandson of Governor Piñero. Universidad Ana G. Mendez administers grant funds for the oversight of the Museum Casa Piñero.

Fundação Carmen Lucia: The Fundação was created in 2009 to realize Carmen Lucia Buck’s dream of building a model health clinic in her hometown of Vila Velha, ES, Brazil. Today, the independent nonprofit organization has become an integral part of the community, providing over 10,000 medical, dental, psychological, physical therapy, nutrition, social assistance, educational, and legal orientation consultations a year to families in need.

ABRAS: This unique Brazilian nonprofit was created to bring together the immediate and extended family of Carmen Lucia Buck. ABRAS makes grants to charities throughout Brazil, in communities where family members live and are active.