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.
Christine Looby- The Mercy Community
Chip Janiszewski- Happiness & Success GPS
Rennie Polk- American School for the Deaf
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.
2017-2018 Grant Recipients
The West Hartford Chamber of Commerce gave $5000 in grant funding to provide financial assistance to nonprofit organizations that serve West Hartford residents. This program was made possible through the fiscally responsible management of the Chamber by WHCC staff and its board of directors.
Grant requests range from $500 up to a maximum of $2500 for projects or programs that begin on July 1, 2018 and end on or before June 30, 2019.
Grantees were selected based on criteria that include but are not limited to: the alignment with the Chamber focus areas for this program, need for the project or program, projected impact on the target population from the grant, applicant organization’s need for support, budget information provided, and evidence of effective organizational management. Funding is restricted to projects or programs which primarily serve West Hartford residents.
The winners for 2018-19
- The Noah Webster House- $1500 for educational programs
- Tri Town YMCA - $1500- for summer STEM programs
- Universalist Church of West Hartford-Fern Street Food Ministry- $2000 for refrigeration equipment