Westbrook Foundation Awarded $86,244.98 in Grants in Spring 2022

Press release

Twice a year, in the spring and the fall, the Westbrook Foundation awards grants to nonprofit, non-political organizations whose work supports and enhances the well-being and safety of the residents of Westbrook.

During its spring 2022 grants cycle, the Foundation awarded a total of $86,244.98 to nine organizations representing a range of stakeholders and types of service.

Grant applicants are 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

“The Foundation is excited to partner with so many worthwhile organizations to deliver much-needed services to the people of Westbrook,” said Foundation Grants Chair An-Ming Truxes. “It is our privilege to be able to financially support local nonprofits in these worthy efforts.”

The next grant application deadline is October 1, 2022. Applicants should apply using the new online application process at www.westbrookfoundation.org/grants.

Spring 2022 grant recipients and their projects include:

High Hopes Therapeutic Riding: $5,000 to provide financial aid for Westbrook residents to participate in equine-assisted activities.

Safe Harbor: $19,676.98 to purchase new ovens, washers, and dryer for the benefit of Safe Harbor residents.

Shoreline Wrestling Academy: $900 to purchase wrestling shoes for athletes.

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church: $19,000 to create an office space and improve storage space for church and support group work.

Town of Westbrook Park & Recreation Department: $10,000 to purchase beach-accessible wheelchairs and a shed in which to store them.

Westbrook Garden Club: $1,399 to create and maintain pollinator gardens at Daisy Ingraham School.

Westbrook Little League: $5,500 to purchase new softball and baseball uniforms and coaching attire.

Westbrook Public Schools: $14,769 to support the transformation of Daisy Ingraham School’s “pit” area into a fully integrated Science Technology Electronics Math (STEM) center for all students in grades pre-K through 4 and their teachers.

Westbrook Social Services: $10,000 to purchase hearing aids for low-income Westbrook citizens through Costco Hearing Aid Center.