First Quarter Grants for 2012 are announced

Imagine, A Center for Coping with Loss, a new year round grief support center serving children ages 3-18, receives a $15,000 grant from the Foundation. Pictured (l to r): Tony Cook, President, Westfield Foundation; Betsy Chance, Executive Director, Westfield Foundation; Mary Robinson, Executive Director and Founder, Imagine; Keith Hertell, Chair, Imagine Board of Trustees

Westfield – The Westfield Foundation, our community foundation, continues to work to enhance the quality of life for Westfield and its neighboring communities.  Foundation Trustees recently selected the grant recipients for the first quarter of 2012.The Foundation granted over $45,110 to 7 local programs and projects benefiting all segments of Westfield and surrounding communities.  These grants will be used for such projects as a respite care for Alzheimer family members, repair of park benches, musical performance support, purchase of land and materials for affordable housing for people in need.

The Westfield Foundation favors grants for programs or projects, which focus primarily on the community of Westfield or groups serving the Westfield community.  The areas of focus include education; the arts and other cultural activities; civic, health and human services; community development; and the conservation and preservation of historical resources. This quarter’s recipients include: Habitat for Humanity, Alzheimer’s Association, Imagine Inc., Oratorio Singers of Westfield, 117th Calvary Association, Friends of Mindowaskin Park and the Westfield Symphony Orchestra.