David, Helen and Marian Woodward Fund (Watertown) Grant

David, Helen, and Marian Woodward Fund (Watertown)


Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Anticipated deadline: Apr 1, 2019

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Applied Project / Program

Location of project: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York Expand all

Location of residency: Preferred: Connecticut Other eligible locations: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York Expand all

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Overview:

The David, Helen and Marian Woodward Fund (Watertown) makes grants to qualified 501(c)(3) organizations in New York and in the New England states of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

It was fitting and only natural that, upon her death in 1974, Marian Woodward Ottley would establish by Will, the David, Helen, and Marian Woodward Fund in loving memory of her parents, and in her words, “In order to carry out their wishes and mine in attempting to make this a better world for those who come after us.”

Her Will created a distribution committee to direct the trustee to distribute income and principal exclusively to or for the benefit of non-profit institutions, corporations, and associations that are located in New York and in the New England states of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont that are organized and operated exclusively for religious, educational, charitable, or scientific purposes. The Fund also awards grants to governmental agencies.

Mission

As stated in the Will of Marian Woodward Ottley, the fund’s mission is “to make this a better world for those who come after us.”

Program Areas

  • Arts, culture, and humanities
  • Education
  • Environment, animals
  • Health
  • Human services
  • Public/society benefit
  • Religion

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

Eligibility:

  • To be eligible, organizations must qualify as exempt organizations under 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Preferences:

  • Historically, preference has been given to organizations in Connecticut.
  • Mrs. Ottley suggested, in considering grants, the committee take into account the fact that during her lifetime the preponderance of her gifts to education and charity were distributed to institutions that had religious affiliations.