April 22, 2024

The Guilford Foundation and GSB Disburse $11,500 in Sponsorship Awards to Eight Local Nonprofits 

The Guilford Foundation (TGF), in partnership with GSB, proudly announces the disbursement of $11,500 to eight nonprofits, marking the second round of 2024 sponsorship funding. This brings the total sponsorship funding for the year to $24,000. These awards support Guilford-serving organizations organizing events that raise funds or enhance visibility for their invaluable services.   

The April recipients include Friends of the Guilford Free Library, Guilford A Better Chance, Guilford Art Center, Legacy Theatre, North Guilford Congregational Church, Soundview Family YMCA, The Guilford Fair Parade, and Women & Family Life Center. Sponsorship awards ranged from $500 – $2,500. 

Liza Janssen Petra, Executive Director of The Guilford Foundation, expressed gratitude for the partnership with GSB, stating, “We are thankful for the generosity of GSB, who provide TGF and three other community foundations with $30,000 to allocate to nonprofits serving Guilford residents seeking sponsorship funding. It’s an honor to be trusted to make decisions that reflect positively on our two organizations and, most importantly, enrich the quality of life in our community.” 

These sponsorship events serve as vital platforms for fundraising, brand-building, and program enhancement for nonprofit partners and have become cherished traditions within the community. 

Petra emphasized the significance of the sponsored events, stating, “The events we choose to sponsor are iconic and appeal to a wide demographic in town. We believe there is something for everyone: the all-age Guilford Fair parade and North Guilford Country Fair, a youth triathlon program, the celebration of educational inclusivity through the Guilford ABC’s 50th Anniversary weekend, or the SHEro event that recognizes women and girls who make a difference in our community.”  

TGF reviews sponsorship applications three times a year; the first two deadlines (January 15 and April 15) have already passed. The final deadline for 2024 is set for July 15. To be eligible for sponsorship, organizations must be tax-exempt, provide programs or services directly benefiting the Guilford community, and align with the mission and values of both The Guilford Foundation and GSB.  


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