Impact Framingham announces that it is accepting applications for its 2014 grant cycle.
In its first two years of giving, Impact Framingham has distributed more than $50,000 in support of 28 community projects which enhance the civic, educational, recreational, cultural and/or benevolent interests of Framingham and its people. The foundation anticipates awarding approximately $25,000 through the current grant cycle.
Impact Framingham President Bob Berman said, "With two successful years of providing grants to diverse organizations, we are excited to see what new creative and innovative ideas will come forward in 2014. It is a great feeling to be able to help foster an idea to better our town. I challenge organizations big and small to come up with ideas on how to better our community. We can be a vehicle to help make those ideas a reality.”
Impact Framingham encourages applicants to ask the question, "What IF? What if you had the money to impact your community? What would you do with it? How could you Impact Framingham?"
Past grant recipients have included the Framingham Park and Recreation's Summer Concert Series, A Place to Turn, Framingham Community Theater, and Stapleton and Barbieri Elementary schools. Awards have ranged from $400 to $4,000, with the average award being $1,500.
Applications should be submitted electronically to Impact Framingham on or before May 16, 2014. Grant applications will be accepted from all entities that directly benefit Framingham and its residents. Applicants do not need to be a 501(c)(3) to apply, however, organizations do need to demonstrate evidence of a charitable purpose in order to be considered.
Impact Framingham was formed from the funds received from the sale of 214 Concord Street, formerly known as the Framingham Civic League. The League owned the building for nearly 100 years before selling it in 2010. The proceeds from the sale of the building have been set aside as a charitable fund that will be distributed as grants within the community.
For additional information contact Impact Framingham, 34 Deloss Street, Framingham, MA 01702, or email:firstname.lastname@example.org.
For grant application materials, visit the organization's website at:www.impactframingham.org