Category: Grants

The Guilford Foundation Approves $15,550 to 7 Local Organizations

At its March Board meeting, the Guilford Foundation Board of Directors approved $15,550 of funding to 7 local organizations.

“The Board was once again pleased to support a broad scope of needs in the community, from youth scholarships to senior services to families in need,” stated Board President John Crawford.

The March awards are as follows:

  • $1,500 to Guilford A Better Chance, Inc., to provide partial scholarships for students to attend summer college preparatory classes.
  • $3,000 to Clifford W. Beers Guidance Clinic, Inc., to provide emergency financial assistance to Guilford residents through the Shoreline Collaborative.
  • $2,500 to Girl Scouts of Connecticut Troop 62117 to help a Girl Scout achieve her Gold Award by erecting plaques with historic facts on the lampposts of the Guilford Green.
  • $1,200 to the Guilford Housing Authority to install raised beds for gardens for use by residents.
  • $550 to Literacy Volunteers Valley Shore to reach out to Guilford residents regarding services and opportunities.
  • $3,000 to the Orchard House, an adult day center located in Branford, to initiate outreach efforts to clients in Guilford and to assist with the development of marketing and promotional materials.
  • $3,800 to Pilgrim Fellowship to provide scholarship funding for youth members to attend the annual mission trip.

The Guilford Foundation’s next application deadline for funding is on June 1st, 2012. For more information on the grant application process, go to www.guilfordfoundation.org or email Liza Janssen Petra at lizapetra@gmail.com.

Winter Grant Awards

$20,012 Grant Awards by Guilford Foundation Aim to Make a Difference

At its December Board meeting, the Guilford Foundation Board of Directors approved $20,012 in grants to 8 local nonprofit organizations.

“We were impressed with the scope and quality of applications,” said John Crawford, Board President. “We believe these grants will make a real difference to Guilford residents across a broad spectrum of needs, from arts to addiction services to domestic violence.”

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Recent Grants – Summer into Fall 2011

During the Guilford Foundation’s most recent grant cycle, the Board approved grant applications from the following organizations:

  • Girl Scout Group 62179 (pictured above), to support their efforts to “Green the Green” with attractive recycling bins. See them in the Guilford Courier.
  • The Guilford Garden Club, to support their tree fund (in new demand thanks to Hurricane Irene). See picture in the Guilford Courier.
  • Guilford Youth & Family Services for “Guilford’s Got Talent,” a talent show that took place on September 25th that provided youth with an opportunity for positive risk taking. 20 finalists were given a chance to perform at the show, which took place on the Guilford Green. One audience member reported, “All the performers were wonderful and brave! The community (families and friends) are thrilled to be here to cheer them on. It’s awesome to promote self esteem!” See picture in the Guilford Courier.
SARAH Inc., crew with GF Board Member Stephen Page

GF Provides SARAH, Inc. Funds for Recycling Bins

The Guilford Foundation and SARAH, Inc. have joined forces to help provide jobs for SARAH supported workers and at the same time have a major impact on keeping the community of Guilford clean and green!

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Nina Haddad, Carl Balestracci and William Greco

Guilford Foundation Provides 2011 Scholarships to 9 College Bound Graduates

As summer winds down and recent high school graduates prepare to enter their freshman year, the Guilford Foundation is pleased to report that nine Guilford High School graduates were awarded scholarships to help offset the costs of their education. The records of these remarkable students reflect their hard work and commitment to personal development and inspire hope in the future citizenry of our great town.

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Interact Club Reaches Goal and Presents Grants

Submitted by Belinda Sam

On May 26, 2011, the Interact Youth Advisory Group announced the four grants they have given at the annual Guilford Foundation Dinner at the Guilford Yacht Club: … Read more

2010 Scholarship Awards

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Designated Grants

Grants are awarded in accordance with terms outlined in the underlying designated fund agreements.

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Competitive Grants

Competitive grants are awarded based upon the merit of the project or service provided. Strong consideration is given to addressing needs in one or more of the Foundation’s focus areas and an applicant’s willingness and ability to perform.

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