The Grafton Fund
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The Grafton Fund was established by the Windham Foundation Board of Trustees in response to inquiries from friends who wish to provide more direct support for the Foundation’s charitable programs than is possible through a stay at the Grafton Inn or the purchase of Grafton Village Cheese.
The Grafton Fund supports special programming and events that contribute to the cultural, social, artistic and recreational vitality of the Grafton area for residents and visitors. Grants are also considered for one-time, special need projects that have significant benefit to the entire community.The Fund is supported through donations and an annual grant from The Windham Foundation. Requests are consideredtwice a year, and approved by the Windham Foundation Board of Trustees, upon the recommendation of the President of the Foundation. The President may consult with an informal advisory committee of local residents in making his recommendations.
As a guideline, most awards are in the $2,000-$3,000 range, however compelling projects with larger requests will be considered.
If you wish to apply, please send a brief letter or email telling us about the proposed activity or event, the budget and how it enhances the cultural, artistic or recreational life in Grafton for its residents and visitors.
Send to Becky Nystrom by email or mail:
As noted above, The Grafton Fund has a distinct purpose apart from the Windham Foundation grants program. The fund does not provide grants for ongoing nonprofit programs and services nor for an organization's operational and capital needs. Those requests are considered through the grants program. Information about the grants program guidelines and timelines is available here.