Westbrook Foundation Awarded $74K+ During Fall 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 the fall 2023 grants cycle, the Foundation awarded $74,680 to five projects serving a range of stakeholders.

“With every grant cycle, we are privileged and proud to carry out founder Barbara Spencer’s vision of supporting community organizations whose programs and projects impact the lives of Westbrook residents in a meaningful way,” said Grants Committee Chair An-Ming Truxes.

Fall 2023 grant recipients and their projects include:

  • Junior Achievement of Southwest New England, Inc.: $8,000 to provide experiential career readiness and exploration, financial literacy, and entrepreneurship program for about 150 Westbrook High School students during the 2023-2024 school year.
  • Shoreline Soup Kitchens & Pantries: $25,000 to support the purchase of food for distribution at Shoreline Soup Kitchens & Pantries.
  • Town of Westbrook: Economic Development Commission: $17,000 to support the town’s first public art mural on the side of 4 Westbrook Place, which will portray the Turtle submersible vessel created by David Bushnell of Westbrook.
  • Westbrook Congregational Church: $23,560 to fund safety and security upgrades at the Church.
  • Westbrook Little League: $1,120 to purchase new team equipment bags for the League’s softball and baseball teams.

The next grant application deadline is April 1, 2024. Eligible organizations are invited to apply via the Foundation’s online Grant Portal. For more information, visit www.westbrookfoundation.org/grants.