The Westfield Foundation is a tax exempt, charitable organization committed to improving the quality of life in Westfield and its surrounding communities through the distribution of grants that advance education, the arts, cultural activities, civic, health and human services, community development, and historical resources.
Applications for grants must be submitted digitally by the first of January, April, July or October to be considered at the Trustee Meetings in February, May, September and November.grant application
Grant awards are determined by a majority vote of the Board of Trustees present. All grant applications will receive a written response on the decision of the Board of Trustees after each quarterly meeting.
All proposals that show promise of making a significant contribution to the welfare of the community and its citizens are given careful consideration. Because funds available for distribution are limited, the Foundation favors awarding grants for community needs not capable of being met from other sources, and does not generally fund repetitive or ongoing programs.
Grant requests are evaluated on their plans for implementation. The Foundation is supportive of organizations that seek funding from other sources and demonstrate the ability to continue programs after a Foundation grant expires.
Foundation grants are available for definite programs and for projects covering a specified time. Grantees are expected to strictly adhere to the stipulated terms of the grant.
At the conclusion of the grants period, grantees are expected, upon request, to submit an accounting of all disbursements and a narrative report comparing accomplishments with objectives. Any unexpended funds must be returned to the Foundation.
Grant recipients are expected to publicly acknowledge the Foundation’s contribution in any publicity or printed material generated.