En Ka Grant Guidelines


En Ka Society, Inc. strives to support projects that address the needs of students and youth, the elderly, the physically and mentally challenged, and non-profit organizations devoted to providing community enrichment, and health and social services.


En Ka considers for funding:

  • New program initiatives
  • Modest capital requests
  • Non- profit organizations whose primary purpose is providing direct services
  • Requests that demonstrate benefits to Winchester residents
  • Grant requests from $50 up to a limit of $5,000
  • Grant requests in excess of $5,000 - contact the Gifts Committee Chair

En Ka does not fund:

  • Salaries and fixed operating expenses
  • Transportation expenses
  • Materials and supplies that support day-to-day operations
  • Requests from individual ELEMENTARY schools, for purposes of equity any such request must come as a joint application from all town elementary schools
  • Organizations whose primary purpose is awarding financial grants

Application Submission

  • Download Grant application form from this website or obtain from Gifts Chair.
  • Contact the Gifts Chair, Dori Carellas, at gifts@enkasociety.org with any questions.
  • Fully complete the En Ka Society Grant Application.
  • Include Financial Statement.   Grants will not be reviewed without financial documentation.
  • Include an itemized budget if the request is for a project or is comprised of multiple components.

Deadlines:     October 1,     January 2,     March 1,     May 1

Submit application and financials prior to deadline either via mail or email:

Email the completed application and financials to 


OR   Mail the completed application and financials to

En Ka Society Gifts Committee

ATTN:  Dori Carellas

1037 Main Street

Winchester, MA 01890

If you choose to mail in your application, please send a brief email notifying them of your submission to Gifts@EnKaSociety.org . 

Funding Policy

Each grant will be reviewed on its own merits, within the boundaries of the guidelines and in comparison to other requests received that period, regardless of whether it was approved or declined previously.

  • Only one request per organization will be granted during En Ka's fiscal year, September 1- August 31 of the following year. If your request was declined, you may re-submit.
  •  If multiple requests are submitted, only one request will be considered.
  • En Ka encourages applicants to apply to other organizations for support.
  • Grants may be recommended for full or partial funding or may be denied.

Grant Spending & Acknowledgment Policy

  • Applicants will be contacted as to the decision of the committee and the En Ka Board.
  • Approved grants will receive funding to the organization and address indicated on the application.
  • Approved grants are publicized and applicants are encouraged to participate in the En Ka Fair Parade.
  • En Ka Society, Inc. appreciates public acknowledgment of grants.
  • Grant checks should be deposited in grantees account as soon as possible to prevent check loss or theft.
  • Granted money can only be applied to the purpose to which it has been granted and if not applied within 6 - 9 months from date of issuance, then remaining money must be returned to En Ka.   
  • En Ka reserves the right to request a report from the grant recipient summarizing how and when the money was utilized. 


En Ka Society   |  
1037 Main Street, Winchester, MA 01890   |  781.729.6146  information@enkasociety.org

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Thank you to the Winchester Winchester Archival Center for many of the older photos.

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