The Orange Foundation, a community trust fund for Orange founded in 1974 by Charles Flynn, Esq. invites residents to apply for scholarships and grants to be awarded in the spring of 2015. Applications are now being accepted for both scholarships and grants and can be obtained at the Case Memorial Library, at Town Hall or online by sending a request to Janice Lettick at email@example.com. Scholarship applications are also available in school guidance counselors’ offices. Orange residents who are graduating seniors from any secondary school are eligible.
The submission deadline for scholarship applications is April 15th. Completed applications should be sent to The Orange Foundation, P.O. Box 729, Orange, CT 06477. The Distribution Committee will review the material and recipients will be notified in early June. Since 1974, the Orange Foundation has distributed more than $379,825.00 in scholarships. Financial support comes from The Charles Flynn Fund, the Harry Haynes Fund, the Thomas Birmingham Fund, the William Knight Scholarship Fund, the Vaughn Family Scholarship Fund, and the Elizabeth C, and John W. Povilaitis Community Fund.
The submission deadline for grants for projects benefitting the residents of Orange is April 30th. Completed applications should be sent to The Orange Foundation, P.O. Box 729, Orange, CT. Those eligible for grants include non-profit organizations, parent-teacher organizations and service organizations. Janice Lettick, Chair of Grant Distribution and member of the Distribution Committee states, “Since it began giving out grants, the Foundation has distributed over $145,000 to various local civic and community organizations. The grant range is from $500.00 to $1500.00. We encourage Orange community organizations to apply for funding to support their activities.” Past recipients include Orange Juniorettes, Shepherd’s Table, Orange Senior Services, Orange Historical Society, and the American Legion Post 127, among others. The Officer Robert F. Stankye Fund, the O’Sullivan Family Fund, the Olga Fund, and the Dusty and Frank Downey Fund, provide funding for these grants.
The Orange Foundation invites citizens who would like to contribute funds in this effort to serve the Orange Community to contact Robert Archimbault at (203) 795-3716 or at the firstname.lastname@example.org.