HW! and EIB TEAM UP TO ENCOURAGE NEW NONPROFIT WORK IN WESTMINSTER
Hey Westminster! is proud to announce a new $20,000 partnership with the Kahlert Foundation. A highly-respected philanthropic organization with deep local roots, the Kahlert Foundation will award grants to nonprofit applicants selected by the Hey Westminster! trustees over the coming year.
The inaugural recipient of the partnership is Expanding Boundaries International, an educational nonprofit focused on connecting future leaders through technology and international education. Watch the video below to learn more about Expanding Boundaries and discover how they will use their $5,000 grant to link Carroll County students with opportunities around the world!
For consideration for a future Hey Westminster!/Kahlert Foundation funding opportunity, applicants must be a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and submit through heywestminster.com/apply. Projects should focus on doing new and exciting work in Westminster; education, healthcare, youth programs, veteran support, and human services are prioritized.
Congratulations to Rhythmic Rehab, #HEYWESTMINSTER grant recipient for May 2021!
#RhythmicRehab utilizes the many therapeutic benefits of boxing and drumming in order to help individuals struggling with movement disorders and other disabilities to improve control of their minds and bodies.
Due to the COVID pandemic, Rhythmic Rehab provided portable punching bag stations, gloves, and TheraBands to participants and moved classes online. Rhythmic Rehab’s founder, Brandon Falk, started providing services at a gym in The Arc where he now serves people living with various cognitive and physical barriers. Families and caregivers of many participants have reported improvements in movement, thinking, and mood.
Congratulations to Rhythmic Rehab. Thank you for making Westminster awesome!
Congratulations to 5×7 Underground for being selected as the #HeyWestminster grant recipient for April 2021.
A community of local artists, 5×7 Underground meets regularly to talk about and produce art, with a common theme for each gathering.
5×7 Underground will use their $1,000 grant to fund their community art initiative, #DrawWestminster5x7, slated to begin in summer 2021. Each week, 5×7 Underground will provide a drawing prompt “to encourage the Westminster community to observe, draw, experience, and share” the things that make our our town “a great place to live, work, and play.”
During the 14-weeks of the initiative, from June 5th to September 4th, community members will be encouraged to post their drawings to social media using the hashtag #DrawWestminster5x7.
An alternative education option for students, The Gateway School will use their $1,000 grant from Hey Westminster to fund a remembrance and meditation garden. The remembrance garden, says Gateway School teacher David Herman, is designed “to pay tribute to students that we’ve lost here at Gateway and to also give our counselors a great tool to work with our students on mental health.”
Beyond providing an education, The Gateway School also seeks to provide students in need with meals and clothing donations.
Congratulations to The Gateway School. Thanks for helping to make Westminster awesome!