The Westbrook Foundation Grant

From The Westbrook Foundation

The mission of the Westbrook Foundation is to help meet the medical, educational, social welfare, cultural, recreational, and civic needs of the citizens of the town of Westbrook, CT.

Grant uses

Overview

The mission of the Westbrook Foundation is to help meet the medical, educational, social welfare, cultural, recreational, and civic needs of the citizens of the town of Westbrook. The goal of the grant program is to bring the greatest possible benefit for the well-being and safety of the residents of Westbrook.

The grant program promotes the creation of networks, coalitions, and shared services that help to strengthen the well-being and safety of Westbrook residents. Grant applicants are, therefore, encouraged to collaborate with other nonprofits or units of local government to explore solutions or solve problems that will make a difference in the Westbrook community. 

Eligibility

Organization's Location
USA
Program Location
CT (Westbrook)
Organization Type
501(c)(3)
Units of local government (such as the public library, youth services bureau, parks and recreation department, and social services entities)
Westbrook community, civic, and service organizations
Westbrook churches and faith-based organizations
Entities that partner with a nonprofit or a local government fiscal agent
Other

Requests for the funding of programs and services that the Foundation has supported in past years will be considered if at least 25% of the project costs come from the applicants themselves and/or other community sources. The goal is to encourage organizations to sustain seed-funded projects without dependent on Foundation support in the future. 

Ineligibility

Individuals
For-profit entities and businesses
Ongoing recurring expenses of an organization
Endowment campaigns
Events or activities for the sole purpose of fundraising
Expenses relating to political activities to influence legislation or the outcome of elections
Expenses already incurred (or reimbursements for items purchased prior to grant request)
Litigation costs
not specified

Submission

Required Attachments
501(c)(3) Letter
Organizational Budget
Form 990
Project Budget
Review Criteria

Quality of the project: 

  • Merit of project design and activities; and appropriateness of project timeline
  • Quality of the personnel and services that the project will involve 
  • Feasibility of program success 
  • Evidence that the project can sustain itself beyond Foundation support in the future 

Impact of the project:

  • Evidence that the project will address the needs/interests of Westbrook residents 
  • Evidence that the project will yield significant impact and bring the greatest possible benefits to Westbrook residents 
  • Evidence that the project will enhance the goals and activities of the organization (and of each partnering organization, if a collaborative effort) 

Evaluation and ability to carry out the project: 

  • Appropriateness of project budget for proposed activities 
  • Clarity of roles and responsibilities of those carrying out the project 
  • Effectiveness of plans to document and measure project success 
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