3rd Quarter Grants - 2016 / 2 017

  • Community Schools Association: 

Funds are requested to cover the expected shortfall for Authorfest 2017, which is a community wide enrichment event planned for all Winchester students.  Seventeen authors and illustrators will visits schools and classrooms on April 4th.

  • English at Large (EAL): 

In 2016, 38 Winchester learners (from 14 countries) were served by EAL and 15 Winchester residents were tutors.  Nine Winchester residents are on waitlist.  Funds will expand efforts to meet need for English language instruction for immigrants and refugees.

  • Winchester Recreation Department Summer Concerts: 

Rec. Department is asking En Ka to be a Summer Concert Sponsor for one concert on the Common.  Over 300 residents typically attend.

  • Wright-Locke Farm: 
Funds requested to help cover the cost of booking professional bands and printing promotional materials for Family Farm Nights.  Seven Thursday night concerts, which draw more than 5,000 people from Winchester and neighboring communities.
  • Parent to Parent: 
Parent to Parent seeks funds for their upcoming program featuring author Lenore Skenazy on April 5th.  She is the author of Free Range Kids: How to Raise Safe, Self-Reliant Children (Without Going Nuts with Worry).
  • Winchester Historical Society: 
Historical Society requests funds to make upgrades to the catering kitchen in the Sanborn House Historical and Cultural Center (new stainless steel storage cabinets and new vinyl safety flooring)


2nd Quarter Grants - 2016 / 2017

  • The Children’s Room 
granted funds for an expressive arts-based workshop (digital imagery) and a continuing program for adolescents, ages 13 to 18, who have experienced the loss of a parent or sibling.
  • Winchester League of Women Voters 
granted funds to be used to update the League banner that hangs from the railroad overpass in Winchester Center for two weeks before each of the three 2016/2017 elections.
  • Swim Winchester 
granted funds to be used for Phase 2 (Site Selection and Design) to build an all-season community swimming pool in Winchester. 
  • Winchester High School Choir Department 
granted funds to be used towards the registration fees for the three-day National Youth Choir festival at Carnegie Hall in New York.
  • Winchester Housing Authority - Palmer Tenants Association and Westley Tenants Association 
granted funds for community room furniture (tables and chairs); purchase of gardening supplies and plants; and tenant outings to museum/theatre performance/parks.
  • Mission of Deeds 
granted funds to support the Mission of Deeds Beds Campaign, which provides beds, cribs and bedding to vulnerable families and individuals in need.
  • Stoneham Theatre 
granted funds for educational activities and supplies for Stoneham Theatre’s Summer Overture 2017 program for students entering grades 1-3.

1st Quarter Grants - 2016 / 2017

  • Council of Social Concern 
granted funds for support of the Food Pantry Program’s provision of food to needy residents of Winchester. 
  • Friends of Winchester Public Library 
granted funds to help defray the cost of museum passes to the Children’s Museum, DeCordova Museum, and the Peabody Essex Museum, made available to the citizens of Winchester. 
  • Jenks Center ReJenks Campaign 
granted funds to help finish the room where their Eating Together program is housed.
  • Lights of Love, Chamber of Commerce 
granted funds for the holiday lighting program and wreaths in Winchester Center. 
  • Winchester Committee for A Better Chance (ABC) 
granted funds for renovations to the ABC living quarters by replacing badly worn wall-to-wall carpeting. 
  • Winchester High School Model United Nations Club 
granted funds to provide for Scholarships to students who wish to attend the Boston and National Model UN conferences but are in financial need and to help cover costs of faculty chaperones.
  • Winchester High School Combat Robotics Club 
granted funds for the entrance fees for one combat robot at the local competition and two at the national competition.
  • Winchester High School Creative Technology Center Leadership Team After School Club 
granted funds for reusable supplies to be used for their end of year showcase. 

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