Every year we squirrel away a few nuts to share with our friends over the next year. But we like to make sure our nuts are being used for good, and not for evil, so we make you fill out this form, and then we get really judgy. Like, literally, we judge you. But don't get nervous. Just use your words, the best words, your most tremendous words, the words that are very, very good, to describe your needs. Then prepare for judgement day. Which is usually sometime in May.
So here's how these nuts work
Our Granting Committee usually meets after March 15 each year to review requests for funding. We give top priority to requests from organizations located in Kittery that do not have state or national affiliations. We also prefer to work with organizations who can contribute to the success of the Kittery Block Party. Our last criteria is variety – we spread our grants over a variety of areas including:
- Arts programs that preserve and enhance the cultural opportunities and infrastructures
- Civic Initiatives that promote economic development, improve quality of life, and strengthen the basic foundation of our community
- Education programs that enhance academic achievements and aspirations
- Environmental Programs that protect and preserve the unique landscapes and wildlife habitats
- Human Services organizations and initiatives that enhance the quality of life, especially those most in need