WWC Now Accepting 2022-2023 Grant Proposals!

The Westport Woman's Club is accepting grant proposals for 2022-2023 from Fairfield County non-profit organizations.  Proposals are being accepted until October 30, 2022.

Grant requests for projects that will make a continuing difference in the community may be in the form of funds, or a one-time use of the Westport Woman's Clubhouse for an event. Grants are considered each year to deserving organizations in education, health and safety-related programs and in the arts. This past spring, due to the unexpected arrival of Covid-19, the Westport Woman’s Club awarded community service grants to Fairfield County non-profit organizations that addressed this urgent health challenge within the community.

Community groups should submit their typed proposals by October 30, 2022 to the following address:  Westport Woman's Club, Attention: Community Service Grant, 44 Imperial Avenue, Westport, CT 06880.  Please note the application form should be typed this year. Grant recipients will be notified Spring 2023 by WWC Community Services. 

For additional information, contact the WWC Office at 203-227-4240.

The Westport Woman’s Club, organized in 1907, is a non-profit philanthropic organization dedicated to volunteerism and the raising of funds in support of the educational, charitable, cultural and public health services in Westport and surrounding towns.  You do not have to be a Westport Resident to join The Westport Woman’s Club.  To join, please call the WWC office at 203-227-4240.

The Westport Woman’s Club presented scholarships totaling $38,000 at their annual Scholarship Awards ceremony on Thursday, May 23rd.  Recipients were Staples High School Seniors, and an adult woman pursuing a secondary education.  Thank you to our 2019 Scholarship Chairperson, Wendy McKeon, and her committee for all of their dedication to the application review and interview process, and for coordinating this morning event that honors these inspiring students. (more…)

Westport Woman’s Club members and community friends met on the first morning of the New Year to deliver hot meals, prepared by Westport’s Sherwood Diner, to provide cheer to local residents.  The list of recipients is generated by the Westport Human Services Department and this holiday meal program is funded by the WWC. (more…)

On Sunday, October 14th, Westport Woman’s Club members and friends raised funds and participated in the American Cancer Society’s MAKING STRIDES Against Breast Cancer Walk at Sherwood Island State Park. This annual Fairfield County fundraising event draws thousands of participants. Thanks to WWC member Audrey Rabinowitz for organizing our club’s participation again this year.

link to westportnow post 

The Westport Woman's Club's Ruegg Committee presented their 2018 Ruegg Grant, in the amount of $1,200, to Wakeman Town Farm for the purchase of an innovative Mobile Chicken Coop that aids in soil fertilization. 

 Wakeman Town Farm is a local non-profit educational center whose mission is to provide Westport families with a link to the land.  It has become a community hub where people of all ages in Westport and surrounding towns come to learn about organic farming, sustainability and homesteading, as well as to attend events designed to bring families to the farm.  The farm has partnered with the Westport Parks & Recreation Department to promote various children’s programs, including summer camps, a Farm Apprentice Program, a Middle School Farm Club and internships for high school and college students. (more…)

The Westport Woman’s Club presented scholarships to Staples High School students at their Awards Breakfast on May 25th.  

Click here for details on Westportnow. (more…)

The WWC Annual Grant Awards Breakfast took place on Wednesday, May 23rd.  $30,000 in Grants were distributed to 25 local non-profit organizations at this event.  Proceeds from WWC Yankee Doodle Fair, Curio Cottage and other yearly fundraisers support these Grants.   See Westportnow link:  click here


The Curio Cottage Thrift Shop at the Westport Woman's Club is having a Huge Winter Clearance Sale.


There are a wide variety of quality items from collectibles, jewelry, glassware, artwork, purses and much, much more.  

The shop is open Monday 1-4, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 10-3, Saturday 11-2. (more…)

Thank you to everyone who helped make the 2017 Westport Woman's Club Holiday Meals program a success; planning, preparing and delivering warm meals to homebound Westport residents over the Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's holidays.

The program, funded and coordinated by the WWC, would not have been possible without the contributions and support from the Town of Westport, In Good Taste, Sherwood Diner and the Jack and Jeanne Klinge family.
 The Human Services Department of the Town of Westport identified residents (about 24 residents each holiday) who did not have access to a special holiday meal.  In Good Taste (Southport), and Sherwood Diner (Westport) took time during the busy holiday season to plan and prepare delicious warm meals.  Jean and Jack Klinge, their extended family and friends delivered the meals. (more…)

Once again the holidays are upon us. As the Woman's Club has done for many years, we will have our Holiday Toy Drive. Members are being ask to bring New Unwrapped gifts, as well as gift cards, check or cash. There is a drop off box outside the office. This year, there is a special need for Infants and teenage boys. 


The Westport Woman’s Club is currently accepting grant applications from Fairfield County non-profit organizations. Please click here for Grant Application Form. The due date for applications to be submitted is October 31, 2017.

Contributions are being accepted weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Westport Woman’s Club located at 44 Imperial Ave.  

Link to Westportnow.com Article

Members of the Westport Woman's Club Ruegg Committee award 2017 Ruegg Grant to members of Westport Astronomical Society Board. (more…)

The Westport Woman's Club Scholarship Committee Chairperson, Arlene Thrope, awarded $27,500 in college tuition scholarships to ten Staples High School seniors and one Adult Woman at our Annual Awards Breakfast on May 26.
We have been giving scholarships to Staples students every year since 1925. Proceeds from our Yankee Doodle Fair raffle tickets are used to help fund scholarships.


On May 24, the Westport Woman’s Club’s Community Services Chairwoman, Sarah Menchaca,  presented Grant Awards  to 28 local charities in the amount of $30,000. The funds for these awards are raised through various fundraisers throughout the year and our biggest fundraiser, the Yankee Doodle Fair.



On Saturday, May 13th, WWC members  volunteered to help with the largest food donation day of the year.  They received the  National Letter Carrier's Food Drive contributions, sorting, dating and bagging the donations.


Our small farewell party for Karen Eickhoff, one of the founding members of the WWC Curio Cottage together with Jackie Froelich. Karen will be moving to Saratoga Springs, NY.

Thank you, Karen. Your hard work, loving care and generous spirit has helped make our Curio Cottage the success it is. Thanks from all of us at The Westport Woman's Club! (more…)

Today, at Westport's Project Return, the Westport Woman's Club's Ruegg Committee presented their 2016 Ruegg Grant, in the amount of $10,000, for use in repainting the group's facility, a historic house on North Compo Road. (more…)

On May 19, at the Westport Woman's Club's Bedford Hall, The group presented $30,000 in community services grants to local non-profit organizations. Also awarded were Bedford Hall grants, which allow a one time per year free use of the hall by nonprofits for fundraising or friend-raising purposes. (more…)

The Westport Woman's Club's Food Closet partners each year--on the second Saturday in May--with the National Assn. of Letter Carriers "Stamp Out Hunger" Food Drive. Postal workers collect and deliver bags of food to the WWC's Bedford Hall. There, WWC volunteers receive and sort the food according to type, remove and discard expired items and transfer the net donations for storage and future distribution to Westporters in need, through Westport's Dept. of Human Services. (more…)

On Earth Day, at the head of the Earthplace trails system, the Westport Woman’s Club’s Community Services chair, Nancy Saipe, presented its annual $5,000 Ruegg Grant to Tony McDowell, EarthPlace executive director and Lisa Shufro, Trustee and Grounds chair. Also presenting were WWC president, Dorothy Curran, and Jo Fuchs-Luscombe, Mary Lee Clayton, and Arlene Thrope.


The WWC Ruegg Grant committee (Nancy Saipe, Mary Lee Clayton, Jo Luscombe, Arlene Thrope and Barbara Szefc) unanimously selected EarthPlace as the 2015 recipient of the Ruegg Grant. The Ruegg Grant, established in 1995 by an endowment left to the club by former member Lea Ruegg, is given to deserving organizations in the arts, educational endeavors, and health and safety-related programs.

EarthPlace will use the funds to re-draw and update inaccurate maps of their 74 acre sanctuary. The new maps will include all trails, habitats, bordering areas and other nature elements; there are several miles of trails, including a trail suitable tor wheFel chairs and strollers. (more…)

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