Helping communities, one program at a time.
At HomeServe, caring for communities is in the fabric of our corporate culture. We are committed to putting people at the heart of everything we do, and that includes our social responsibility. The HomeServe Cares Foundation (HSCF) grant program is one of many initiatives designed to help communities improve quality of life for their residents. The HSCF grant program is intended to help organizations in communities jump-start a project for residents or to infuse funds into existing programs.
Now in our second year, the goal for the HSCF grant program is to make a significant impact in the communities we serve. We are targeting grant awards that will range from $5,000 to $25,000 and aim to solicit applications roughly each quarter between April 2020 and March 2021.
Target areas for HSCF funding include
the following category:
Building community, one program at a time.
The HSCF grants support cities, municipalities and non-profit organizations that have programs or projects that include, but are not limited to, the following categories:
- Programs that support aging in place, including upgrades or accessibility retrofits
- Programs that support homeless or disabled veterans
- Initiatives that assist low income housing upgrades
- Initiatives to improve parks, including retrofitting for handicapped accessibility
How to apply for a grant to fund a
project or program in your community
The HSCF invites you to submit applications for projects, initiatives or ongoing programs that will provide meaningful impact to your community in the continental U.S. Shortly we will announce the next round of grant solicitations. When announced, applicants will have approximately one month to submit, and then we will strive to review and announce winning applicants as soon as possible afterwards.
- Applications are due by TBD, 2020, 11:59 p.m. (ET)
- Awards will be announced on or before TBD, 2020
- All projects must be substantially underway by TBD, 2020
Full requirements are shown on the application. Applications must be submitted through the online application found here:
Grant Selection Process
Grant recipients will be selected by representatives of HomeServe. Projects will be judged on the degree to which their goals make a meaningful impact in the target area, and that meet all other selection criteria.
More specifically, the projects will be assessed on:
- Impact (55 points): The proposed project addresses a clear need that brings positive change to the community and effectively engages residents. The project also demonstrates the ability to accelerate a project, or use of the funds will dramatically improve existing outcomes of a community-based program. Please try to quantify how many people in your community will be impacted by your project and/or what benefits the award will effect (e.g., housing upgrades will improve accessibility for 8 residents, or housing upgrades will allow residents improved mobility and independence, or other quantitative description of impact.
- Execution (30 points): Applicants demonstrate capacity to deliver the desired outcome of the project on time and within awarded budget, or have a track record of success in running their community-based program. This can be demonstrated by including a brief overview of a project plan or listing previous projects completed successfully.
- Innovation (15 points): The project demonstrates creativity, aesthetic beauty, unusual design or engagement elements, and/or the potential to spark additional community change.
HSCF reserves the right to make funding decisions based on other criteria, in addition to those described above.
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