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Westport Young Woman's League (WYWL) Grant

Grants to Westport, Connecticut Organizations
for Community Services and Education

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Westport Young Woman's League (WYWL)

Deadline Date:

11/29/19 5:00 PM


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Grants to Westport, Connecticut organizations and local agencies for programs that benefit the local community and promote education. Grant requests must be for specific programs or activities rather than requests for general operating expenses such as salaries, rent, or overhead.

Requests must address at least one of the focus categories below:

  • Education
  • Westport-Based Organizations

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 176611

Estimated Size of Grant:

Regular Grants range from $500 - $5,000. SuperGrants total $10,000 or more. Standing grants are generally under $5,000.

Term of Contract:

WYWL requires that funds granted will be used within one year of the time of disbursement (i.e. grant funds awarded during the 2019-2020 application cycle should be spent by June 30, 2021).

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Organizations and agencies are eligible to apply for funding.

Overall Guidelines:

- Your agency must have been in operation for at least 3 years.
- Your agency must be in good financial standing (financial records are requested as part of the

Historically the Foundation has not awarded grants for general operating expenses (e.g. salaries, overhead, and rent).

Pre-Application Information:

Applications must be received no later than 5:00 PM on the application deadline of Friday, November 29, 2019.

Applications and all relevant materials must be emailed to the Naree W.S. Viner, Grants Chair or Stephanie Nickse, Grants Co-Chair.

Organizations whose proposals are selected to be considered for SuperGrants will be informed by February 2020. Representatives from each of these organizations will be invited to a WYWL General Meeting to present their proposals to WYWL members who will then vote on the proposals.

Any grants not selected as potential SuperGrants will be considered for a regular grant. A League member will contact your organization to review your application and present it to WYWL members at a grants meeting.

This grant review process begins in January and continues through May. Decisions are announced in June.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Naree W.S. Viner, Grants Chair:

Stephanie Nickse, Grants Co-Chair:

Westport Young Woman's League
P.O. Box 333
Westport, CT 06881

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Connecticut: Westport