The Ruegg Grant Committee of the Westport Woman's Club invites local non-profit
organizations to apply by Friday, March 13, 2020, for up to $10,000 in one-time funding for a
2020 project. Submitted proposals should be high-profile initiatives that make a meaningful
difference in the Westport community.
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, Wakeman Town Farm, and the Aspetuck
Visit the Westport Woman's Club website - https://www.westportwomansclub.org -
to access the 2020 Ruegg Grant Application on the “Community Services” page.
Community groups with impactful and meaningful projects for this year should submit their
completed project proposals and relevant financial information by Friday, March 13, 2020 to
the following address: Westport Woman’s Club, c/o Ruegg Grant Committee, 44 Imperial
Avenue, Westport, CT 06880.
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. Other forms of the
Westport Woman’s Club “here and near” philanthropy include local community service grants,
need-based college scholarships for Staples High School seniors, food closet and home-delivered
holiday meals (in partnership with Westport Human Services), annual Canal Park luncheon,subsidized rent for CT Braille, Bedford Hall usage grants for nonprofits, and many hours of
volunteer service. The WWC’s signature fundraisers are its year-round Curio Cottage thrift shop
and annual Yankee Doodle Fair, held each June on the clubhouse grounds.