Westbrook Foundation Awarded $109K+ During Spring 2023 Grants Cycle

Press release from the Westbrook Foundation

Twice a year, in the spring and the fall, the Westbrook Foundation provides financial support in the form of grants to nonprofit, non-political organizations whose work promotes and enhances the well-being and safety of the residents of Westbrook.

During its spring 2023 grants cycle, the Foundation awarded $109,934 to nine projects serving a range of stakeholders.

“We are delighted and proud to support such a wide variety of projects benefitting Westbrook residents of all ages,” said Grants Committee Chair An-Ming Truxes. “We look forward to again working with community organizations to amplify their outreach and impact during our upcoming fall grants cycle.”

The next grant application deadline is October 1, 2023. Eligible organizations are invited to apply via the Foundation’s online Grant Portal. For more information, visit www.westbrookfoundation.org/grants.

Spring 2023 grant recipients and their projects include:

  • A Little Compassion, Inc.: $3,000 to support an artistic mentorship program that matches Westbrook neurodiverse young adults with Westbrook artists/mentors to create, display, and sell their handmade goods.
  • High Hopes Therapeutic Riding, Inc: $2,500 to provide financial assistance for Westbrook youth and adults to participate in a range of equine-assisted services.
  • Safe Harbor, Inc.: $27,914.94 for facility improvements at the affordable-housing development.
  • SARAH, Inc.: $5,000 to support equestrian therapy classes for adults with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities, at High Hopes Therapeutic Riding, Inc.
  • St. Paul’s Episcopal Church: $17,935 to support the renovation of the church’s undercroft.
  • Westbrook Conservation Commission: $3,672.98 to replace the four exhibit signs at the Mulvey Riverfront.
  • Westbrook Emergency Management: $2,227 to purchase a cellular weather station to be used by all emergency service providers in town.
  • Westbrook High School: $43,259.08 to support four welding stations for the high school’s upgraded and expanded welding lab as part of the school’s career readiness initiative.
  • Westbrook Little League: $4,425 to purchase safety equipment.