The Westport Young Woman's League has awarded $60,000 to several Fairfield County nonprofit organizations.

The group's $10,000 Super Grant was awarded to Mercy Learning Center in Bridgeport, and the remainder of the grant allocations were made to 37 other local charities.

Mercy Learning Center, which provides basic literary and life skills to low-income and under-educated women, will use the grant for educational materials, and career and college counseling for its clients.

The league's grants to other organizations will help fund programs that provide food, shelter, education, and medical and mental health counseling services to the under-served.

For more information, visit or call 203-222-1388.