Grants

 

The WHJWC proudly supports the wonderful work of nonprofits in Wellesley and the greater Metrowest area. In 2017, the Club funded $70,000 of charitable grants in program areas including seniors, civic and community, education and healthcare.

Here are some examples of how our grants have benefited the community:

Adriana’s Mobile Library: Juniors helped fund the cause of Adriana Voci, a Wellesley High School Student. Two years ago, she created Adriana’s Mobile Library; a reading program to help the children in the city of Waltham. Of her amazing accomplishment, she states, “my program is a mobile reading library targeted to enhance the literacy of early readers, helping them become better learners.”

Wellesley Central Council of PTO’s: In our wonderful, yet complicated digital age, Juniors helped the PTO bring in Dr. Catherine Steiner, a clinical psychologist, who wrote “The Big Disconnect: Protecting Childhood & Family Relationships in the Digital Age.” She will run workshops across all Wellesley public elementary schools 5th graders as well as a parent presentation that will be open to the community.

Elizabeth Seton Residence: Juniors granted funds to purchase two smart televisions so residents could join others and gather together to watch movies, YouTube programs as well as participate in religious broadcasts from all over the world.

Marillac Residence: Juniors helped residents of Marillac to give back to the community. We funded their brown bag lunch project where the sisters partake in an assembly line to make lunches for the poor and homeless in surrounding areas.

REACH Beyond Domestic Violence: Juniors have been funding this important organization for years for their incredible work offering direct services to individuals from all walks of life, of all genders and sexual orientations, who have suffered unspeakable violence at the hands of a partner.

World of Wellesley: an organization dedicated to making Wellesley a welcoming community where diversity is celebrated: Juniors granted funds to support the Annual Community Diversity Summit focusing on classism, racism, LGBTQIA, religion and community action.

Some other wonderful examples include: Helping fund uniforms & equipment for the Wellesley Raiders Cheer Squad, help fund the Plugged In Band program to provide music education for children as well as those with special needs, provide vital funds for the Wellesley Food Pantry to purchase food, and to help provide funding for mental health medicine, security deposits for housing and summer camp for children to One Can Help; an organization helping children and parents involved in the juvenile court system.

In reviewing applications, the WHJWC places particular emphasis on programs that serve the Wellesley community or Wellesley residents. The Club strives to provide funds that will make a significant impact on individuals and communities, aiming to support specific programmatic efforts as opposed to general operating expenses.

The 2018 Grant Application is now available here:  The deadline for grant applications is February 1, 2018. Following the grant review process, applicants will receive written notification of the committee’s decision by the end of May, regardless of whether they are awarded a grant or not. Awards are distributed in early June.

If you have any questions about the Grant Program, please contact us at:  whjwcgrants@gmail.com

Thank you! We look forward to your application.

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