Each year fundraisers, like CraftWestport and the Minute Man Race, allow the WYWL to distribute grants. Since its inception in 1956 the WYWL, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, has donated over $4.3 million. Over half of that amount has been distributed in the past decade!
Historically, the WYWL has focused our giving to support goals of: No Hunger, Quality Education, and Good Health & Well-Being. Being a Westport, CT based nonprofit group, we prioritize our giving to nonprofit organizations in Westport and surrounding towns and cities in Fairfield County, CT.
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2020-2021 Grant Application
Congratulations to our 2019-2020 Grant Recipients!
During the 2019-2020 League year, WYWL awarded $90,000 to 25 non-profit organizations in Fairfield County.
SUPER GRANT $20,000
Joseph J. Clinton Veterans of Foreign of Wars (VFW) Post 399 Westport
SUPER GRANT $10,000
Bridgeport Rescue Mission
Regular Grants and Standing Grants
ABRI/Homes for the Brave
A Better Chance of Westport
Boys and Girls Club of Stamford
Center for Children’s Advocacy
Circle of Friends
Homes with Hope
Housatonic Community College Foundation
Human Services Council
Kids Helping Kids
Mercy Learning Center
St. Joseph Parenting Center
Staples Tuition Grants
The Rowan Center
Westport Country Playhouse
Westport DHS/Families in Need Fund
Westport Public Library/Summer Reading Program
I love the Women’s Circle group at Saint Joseph. This group has been so beneficial for me as a woman, as a mother, and as a friend. During these classes, I can freely express myself about anything going on in my life. To me, that provides such a relief just to ventilate my thoughts.
The partnerships between local non-profit organizations and the Burroughs Center are examples of the positive impact community organizations can make by working together to meet the needs of many.