Many Granges have been doing amazing things to support the needs of their neighbors, stepping up in ways that we never could have imagined, during the COVID-19 Crisis. Grange Foundation is committed to giving back to members who are giving back to their communities.

The Grange Foundation has elected to create a grant opportunity for all chartered Granges. Ten grants of $100 each will be made to Granges helping their communities at this time.

We know that Granges exist in communities that are very different, but in every community some work can be done to better the lives of others – even if it’s just creating a concerted and organized effort to check in with neighbors. To level the playing field so all Granges, regardless of membership, financial status or other factors were eligible to receive a grant, we are asking only that Granges submit an application for each project they complete, regardless of largess of impact.

Submissions will be entered into a drawing, which will be held at our June 9 board meeting. 10 reports/Grange names will be pulled and each will receive $100 as a grant from the Foundation.

Granges must complete and submit online or by mail the submission form.

ONLINE GRANT SUBMISSION PRINTABLE GRANT FORM

All members are encouraged to share the paper form as necessary to any Granges who do not have online access.

Grant funds have been raised thanks to t-shirt sales that started in March.

The shirt includes the message “We’re in this Together.” The positive message in the center is surrounded by the names of professions and lifestyles, making it inclusive and appealing to everyone. You can get yours at inthistogethershirt.weebly.com now. They’re affordable ($12-17.50 based on size and style) and there is no shipping cost. If you have problems with the site, you can place the order with Amanda Brozana Rios by phone at (301) 943-1090. She can send you an invoice for the items and you can make checks payable to Grange Foundation. We encourage you to share the flyer about the shirt with everyone you know who appreciate the good work of the Grange in your community and around the country.

Forms may be submitted by any chartered Grange, including Pomona and State Granges, but SHOULD NOT cover the work of another Grange. If multiple Granges partner on a project, only one form should be submitted per project and the Granges should determine to whom the check should be made and the fair distribution of the funds, should that project be pulled as a winning submission.

Submissions must be made by June 5. Paper submissions should be sent to Grange Foundation, 1616 H St. NW, Suite 1100, Washington DC 20006.

Online submissions must be submitted June 5 by 11:59 p.m. Eastern.