The Guilford Foundation (TGF), in partnership with GSB, gave $17,000 in its first wave of sponsorship funding for 2023 to 14 non-profits to support events that fundraise or increase the organization’s visibility. For the second wave of grant disbursement, $13,000 will be available for the second wave of disbursement in August, bringing the total sponsorship distribution to $30,000 for 2023.
For the February application deadline, sponsorship awards ranged from $500 – $5,000. Funding was awarded to the following community-serving organizations: BHcare, Clifford W. Beers Guidance Clinic, Community Dining Room, Community Nursery School, Guilford Art Center, Guilford Keeping Society, Legacy Theatre, Paul Dotsie KARE Foundation, GHS Project Graduation, SARAH Foundation, Shoreline Arts Alliance, Theater Arts Parents Support (TAPS), and Woman and Family Life Center.
“As we look at sponsorship applications, we look for organizations making a meaningful impact on the Guilford community and aligning with the values and mission of The Guilford Foundation. The awards are used for important community events, including the Memorial Day Picnic at Medad Tavern, The GHS production of Little Shop of Horrors, Little Folks Fair, and Project Graduation, which organizes a safe, substance-free celebration for seniors, to name a few,” explained Executive Director Liza Janssen Petra.
For 2023, TGF modified its sponsorship process, reviewing applications twice a year. The first application deadline was February 10, and the final deadline for the 2023 awards is August 1. To qualify, the organization must be tax-exempt and offer programs or services directly benefiting the Guilford community. The specific event or series of events should be consistent with the mission and values of The Guilford Foundation and GSB.
Petra added, “We’re thankful for the generosity of GSB, whose funding truly enriches the quality of life for our residents.”
To learn more about our sponsorship award program, click here.