The West Hartford Chamber of Commerce established the Grant Program in 2016 to provide financial assistance to non-profits that serve West Hartford residents. The Chamber staff and Board of Directors look forward to contributing to the important work of non-profits in helping to improve the lives of West Hartford citizens.
Chair- Cindy Cicchetti- People's United Bank
Peter Lisi- The University of Hartford
Christine Looby- The Mercy Community
Chip Janiszewski- Happiness & Success GPS
Amy Babich - Berkshire Hathaway Real Estate
Jeffrey Brine - Kurien Oulette Law LLC
Do I have to be a member of the West Hartford Chamber of Commerce to apply for grant funding?
No. All 501(c)(3) organizations primarily serving the West Hartford community are eligible.
How many application will be accepted/grants will be awarded?
The Grant Committee anticipates funding of $5000 to be awarded at the discretion of the Committee.
Is a resume or CV required with the application?
No, however summary of Program Director qualifications is required in space provided on the application.
Is there an interview required with the application?
No, but the Grant Committee reserves the right to contact an applicant in reference to documents submitted or additional information needed.
Can we apply for other grant funding in addition to the WHCC Grant Program?
Am I still eligible to apply if my non-profit is still in the process of acquiring 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status?
Applicant organizations must have current IRS 501(c)(3) tax-exempt designation upon application date.
2016-2017 Grant Recipients
The West Hartford Chamber of Commerce has for the first time been able to fund 3 grant proposals submitted to the chamber for the 2016-2017 year. The chamber allocated $5,000 to give back to the community this fiscal year and is pleased to announce that The Mercy Community will receive $1500 for ADA approved outdoor furnishings in their Secret Garden to make it more accessible and comfortable for their residents.
Playhouse Theatre Group will receive $2400 to help support their programs during the year including seven diverse performances on their Main Stage
The West Hartford Public Library and the Talcott Mountain Science Center will receive $1100 so that they may partner to present a series of STEM activities for students in the West Hartford Library.
Congratulations to the three recipients!
The next round of grant applications will begin in February 2018.