The Ruegg Grant is being offered at this time, so that if applicants are not awarded this grant, they may still apply for a WWC grant. Applications for WWC grants will be available online in early December 2023.
The Ruegg Grant Committee of the Westport Woman's Club invites Westport-based local non-profit organizations to apply by Friday, October 20, 2023, for up to $10,000 in one-time funding for a 2023-2024 project in Westport. Submitted proposals should be high-profile initiatives that make a meaningful difference in the Westport community.
2023-2024 Ruegg Grant Application. This grant, established in 1995 by an endowment left to the club by former member Lea Ruegg, considers an annual grant to a deserving organization’s project that enhances social services, health, safety, the arts or education. Recent Ruegg Grant beneficiaries include the Westport Astronomical Society, Project Return, Earthplace, and Wakeman Town Farm.
Community groups with impactful and meaningful projects for 2023-2024 should submit their completed project proposals by Friday, October 20, 2023, to the following address: Westport Woman’s Club, c/o Ruegg Grant Committee, 44 Imperial Avenue, Westport, CT 06880. The next Ruegg Grant application process will be in the fall of 2024.
Other forms of the Westport Woman’s Club “here and near” philanthropy include local community service grants, need-based college scholarships, Bedford Hall usage grants for nonprofits, and many hours of volunteer service. Please visit the WWC Community Services Page to learn more.