Meserve Memorial Fund Grant

The Albert Wadsworth and Helen Clark Meserve Memorial Fund

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Grant amount: Up to US $6,000

Anticipated deadline: Jan 31, 2021

Applicant type: Nonprofit College / University

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Project / Program

Location of project: Fairfield County, Connecticut

Location of residency: United States

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About this funder:

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Overview:

Established in 1983, the Albert Wadsworth and Helen Clark Meserve Memorial Fund is a private foundation that supports a range of public, charitable, and educational projects and organizations that have an impact on the Greater Danbury area in Fairfield County, Connecticut. 

Mission

To support public, charitable, and educational projects and organizations that have an impact on the Greater Danbury area in Fairfield County, Connecticut.

Program areas

  • Arts, culture, and humanities
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Health
  • Human Services
  • Public/society benefit

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.

Eligibility:

  • To be eligible, organizations must qualify as exempt organizations under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
  • Projects and organizations in the Greater Danbury area, Fairfield County, Connecticut only (towns of Bethel, Bridgewater, Brookfield, Danbury, New Fairfield, New Milford, Newtown, Redding, Ridgefield, and Sherman).
    • Requests must support projects or organizations serving the Greater Danbury area of Fairfield County, Connecticut, although the organization itself may be located outside this region.

Preferences:

  • Preference is given to:
    • Projects for which it can be shown that benefits will be measurable, recipients identifiable, and future support available.
    • Projects that strengthen an organization’s capacity to provide services.
    • Projects for which it can be shown that benefits will be measurable, recipients identifiable, and future support available.

Ineligibility:

  • The following requests will generally not be considered:
    • Grants to individuals
    • Grants supporting endowment or general fund drives
    • Operating budgets of United Way agencies
    • Operational deficits
    • Projects of religious or sectarian organizations principally benefiting their own membership
    • Projects that relate to influencing elections or promoting political activities
  • Lower priority is given to:
    • Projects would more appropriately be supported through broad grassroots community support.
    • Projects that clearly would be implemented without a grant from this foundation.
    • Building fund drives and general operating support.