The Ruegg Grant Committee of the Westport Woman's Club invites local non-profit organizations to apply by Friday, March 8, 2019, for up to $10,000 in one-time funding for a 2019 project. Submitted proposals should be high-profile initiatives that make a meaningful difference in the Westport community.
This grant, established
in 1995 by an endowment left to the club by former member Lea Ruegg, considers
an annual grant to a deserving organization’s project that enhances social
services, health, safety, the arts or education. Recent Ruegg Grant beneficiaries include the
Westport Astronomical Society, Project Return, Earthplace and Wakeman Town
Visit the Westport Woman's Club website - http://www.westportwomansclub.org -to access the 2019 Ruegg Grant Application on the “Community Services” page.
Community groups with impactful and meaningful projects for this year should submit their completed project proposals and relevant financial information by Friday, March 8, 2019 to the following address: Westport Woman’s Club, c/o Ruegg Grant Committee, 44 Imperial Avenue, Westport, CT 06880.
The Westport Woman’s Club, organized in 1907, is a non-profit philanthropic organization dedicated to volunteerism and the raising of funds in support of the educational, charitable, cultural and public health services in Westport and surrounding towns. The WWC’s signature fundraisers are its year-round Curio Cottage thrift shop and annual Yankee Doodle Fair, held each June on the clubhouse grounds.
Other forms of the Westport Woman’s Club “here and near” philanthropy include local community service grants, need-based college scholarships for Staples High School seniors, food closet (in partnership with Westport Human Services), annual Canal Park luncheon, subsidized rent for CT Braille, Bedford Hall usage grants for nonprofits, and many hours of volunteer service.
To learn more about the Westport Woman’s Club or to join as a member in 2019, visit http://www.westportwomansclub.org or call the WWC office at 203-227-4240.