Grant Seekers

THE FOUNDATION DOES NOT ACCEPT UNSOLICITED GRANT APPLICATIONS

Organizations interested in soliciting Grants from the Foundation MUST FIRST submit a Letter of Inquiry to us.
The Letter of Inquiry should describe your organization's plans and efforts and should include a concise statement of the purpose of the program proposed for funding, INCLUDING AN APPROXIMATE DOLLAR AMOUNT.

If your organization's programming falls within the parameters of the Foundation's current grant making interests, your organization will be invited to submit a proposal and will be required to complete an application, which will be provided to you through the Application Forms page on this website.

The Edward And Mary Lord Foundation only awards grants to IRS recognized, 501(c)(3) organizations.

  • We do not award grants to individuals.
  • We do not accept unsolicited requests for grants.
  • We are self-sustaining and do not accept donations.
  • We adhere strictly to helping those organizations and programs who fit within the stated definition of our Mission and geographical location.

Letters of Inquiry should be sent to the Foundation at the following address:

THE EDWARD AND MARY LORD FOUNDATION
Kathryn F. Lord, Director
116 Case Street
Norwich, CT 06360

Recent Grants

2020

$42,000
Enders Island Collegiate Recovery Community in support of residential programming for young men ages 18-30.  This program helps the residents to gain sobriety from alcohol and substance addiction and obtain job training or college education in order to support continued sobriety throughout life - 1/17/2020
$25,000
Safe Futures to support operations at the Norwich counseling office and to support counseling services to the women in residence at Katie Blair House in Norwich - 1/17/2020
$10,000
Eastern CT Symphony Orchestra to enable the orchestra to perform a free community concert at the Cathedral of St. Patrick in Norwich on April 5, 2020 - 1/17/2020
$25,000
Thames River Community Service to assist in the renovation of 4 apartments on their campus of 24 apartments.  This organization provides safe housing and on-site support services to homeless families and individuals with a goal of seeing their clients achieve life stability and permanent housing - 1/17/2020
$5,000
Eliza Huntington Memorial Home to help this residence for elderly and retired woman provide transportation costs and admission fees to allow the residents to attend 6-8 annual community outings - 1/17/2020
$3,500
Norwich Housing Authority to help fund the Resident Services Coordinator position at Westwood Park and the Dorsey Building. The Coordinator assists residents find their way through the maze of paperwork often required in obtaining the help they need in order to maintain independent living - 3/9/20
$7,000
Eastern CT Community Gardens to mitigate food insecurity in Eastern CT by building, supplying and helping maintain a number of Community Gardens at schools, in municipalities, at social service agencies and churches - 3/9/20
$30,000
The Society of the Founders of Norwich to assist with the complete replacement of the failed shake-shingled roof on the Leffingwell Inn - 3/9/20
$150,000
Reliance Health to assist the agency with on-going work converting the basement of the Morosky Building into a Wellness Center to be used by Reliance House clients - 3/15/20
$100,000
Foundation of Eastern Connecticut Neighbor for Neighbor Fund to provide assistance to local non-profits who are working to provide emergency basic needs to members of the community during the Covid-19 pandemic
$10,000
Rose City Senior Center to the Gen Bergendahl Golden Wishes Fund to provide stop-gap assistance to seniors experiencing a temporary financial crisis that might prevent further independent living - 5/8/20
$21,000
Always Home to replace all old windows in the below-market rental properties owned by the agency with energy efficient windows - 5/8/20
$15,000
Riverfront Children’s Center in support of the Scholar Dollar Tuition Assistance Program at the agency - 5/9/20
$39,000
New England Science and Sailing (NESS) Norwich Initiative which engages in a partnership with Norwich Public Schools to provide underserved students from two Norwich middle schools with ocean adventure STEM-education opportunities. Nearly 800 Norwich students will be served by this initiative - 5/12/20
$10,000
High Hopes Therapeutic Riding Horse Sense Program which seeks to improve the lives of people with cognitive, physical and emotional disabilities by promoting enhanced self-image, improved communication skills and positive peer relationships - 7/10/20
$10,000
Operation Fuel to provide emergency energy assistance to struggling Norwich families - 7/10/20

2019

$35,000
NESS (New England Science and Sailing) to provide STEM/STEAM eductional programming to   economically and socially disadvantaged students in Norwich in partnership with the Norwich Public Schools - 1/5/19
$10,000
Eastern CT Symphony Orchestra for the free community  presentation of Mozart's "Requiem" to be held at the Cathedral of St. Patrick in Norwich on 4/14/19 - 1/9/19
$3,000
Gallery at the Wauregan to help support Gallery operations - 1/9/19
$3,500
Norwich Housing Authority to help fund the Authority's Resident Services Coordinator, who helps the elderly/handicapped/disabled residents at Westwood Park and the Dorsey Building access badly needed direct and indirect services - 1/9/19
$36,000
Collegiate Recovery community at Enders Island - 2/27/19
$2,750
A Capela do Santo Antonio for Jo-Jo Kolodiniki art scholarships - 2/27/19
$5,600
Eastern CT Community Gardens for gardening education programs and rehabbing of community gardens - 2/27/19
$8,390
United Community Family Services for purchase of a bariatric/geriatric/handicapped exam table - 2/27/19
$20,000
Avalonia Land Conservancy to pay off the mortgage on the Dyer Property - 2/27/19
$10,000
Town of Sprague to re-open the library at the Sales Elementary School - 2/27/19
$37,822
Mystic Aquarium to purchase various pieces of medical equipment to help sick marine animals in residence and in the wild - 2/27/19
$10,000
St. Vincent de Paul Place for the purchase of food for the Pantry program - 4/25/19
$15,000
Riverfront Children's Center to help subsidize tuition for low-income children attending the Center - 4/25/19
$250,000
Reliance Health to assist the agency in creating a Wellness Center in the basement space of the Morosky Building - 4/25/19
$10,000
Rose City Senior Center for the Golden Wishes Program which provides stop-gap assistance to seniors in crisis situations in order to help maintain independence in their daily lives - 4/25/19
$12,500
New London Community Meal Center as half the cost of replacing the failing roof on the Center's building - 4/25/19
$3,500
Read to Ride program to encourage a love of reading in children - 5/23/19
$30,000
Three Rivers Community College for the Edward P. Lord Endowment at the college which gives yearly scholarships to student studying towards engineering degrees-5/31/19
$3,500
Eugene O'Neill Theater for their summer free ticket initiative - 6/21/19
$15,000
Fractured Atlas as the fiscal sponsor of the Rose Arts Festival in Norwich. The Festival, held on Chelsea parade on 6/29/19 is a free community event featuring live music, exhibits, entertainment, food trucks, kid-friendly activities and a road race.
$1,800
Mystic Museum of Art in sponsorship of their fall photo show - 8/22/19
$13,237
Children's Museum of SE CT in continued support of the robotics and STARLABS programs at the Museum - 8/22/19
$9,285
Arc for the renovation of a Norwich Group Home kitchen owned by the agency - 8/22/19
$10,000
High Hopes Therapeutic Riding in support of their Horse Sense program - 8/22/19
$75,000
Madonna Place to assist programming in the Great Beginnings, Fatherhood Initiative and Family Support Programs which have recently suffered drastic cuts in financial assistance from the State of CT - 9/27/19
$250,000
Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center/Coogan Farm (spread over 3 years) in order to achieve a variety of projects including the restoration of the Gallup Orchard, completion of the trail from Gallup to Denison and completion of a gathering space at the Denision Homestead barn, finalization of  the Greenemanville Trail between Mystic Seaport Museum and DPNC, and the development and implementation of a plan to restore the Stillman Foundation on the property and create improvements at the Avery Center - 9/27/19
$7,500
A Caplea do Santo Antonio in support of three years of scholarships to an NFA graduating senior who will be pursuing higher education - 9/27/19
$10,000
Mitchell College for scholarships to be awarded to Norwich students who attend the college - 9/27/19
$20,000
Hygienic Arts Center to support the purchase and installation of film equipment and acquisition of films to be shown in the Arts Park as a community activity that will begin regularly in the summer of 2020 - 9/27/19
$10,000
Rose City Senior Center in support of the nurse position at the on-site clinic and for the purchase of clinic supplies - 9/27/19
$8,250
A Capela do Santo Antonio for scholarships to be awarded over the 2020, 2021 and 2022 to 4th grade students attending Norwich Schools to attend Saturday morning art classes taught at NFA in honor of Norwich native artist Jo Jo Koldonicki - 11/25/19
$10,000
Norwich Events Organization, an all-volunteer group, to help finance events put on by the Organization for the benefit and entertainment of  Norwich and surrounding communities. Some events sponsored by the NEO are the St. Patrick's Day Parade, The Winterfest Parade, the 4th of July Fireworks display, several themed pub-crawls and other events - 11/27/19
$5,000
A Good Laugh to fund their "Caring for Kids" program, which brings Valentine the Clown to in-patient children at the CT Children’s Medical Center and to Tyl Middle School in Montville, where  a Hospice story-telling program is held - 11/25/19

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