Caring for Community

Caring for Community

 

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.

This year is our initial launch of the HSCF grant program, and our 2019 goal is to make a significant impact. Awards will range from $5,000 to $25,000 and several will be available for funding each quarter between April 2019 and March 2020.

Helping communities, one program at a time.

Target areas for HSCF funding include
the following categories:

Helping communities, one program at a time.

Helping communities, one program at a time.

According to Homeward Bound, the recent housing report published by the National League of Cities, there are an estimated 50.8 million people aged 65 and older in the U.S., prompting a need to address the issue of home repairs and modifications so that residents can age in place safely.

These modifications may include things like ramps and grab bars or other home repair programs that are targeted to support low-income seniors or veterans specifically.

In support of these efforts in cities across the U.S., we will be awarding grants this quarter that support these initiatives specifically.

How to apply for a grant to fund a
project or program in your community

HSCF invites you to submit applications for projects, initiatives or ongoing programs that will provide meaningful impact to your community located in the continental U.S. Applications are now being accepted for the second series of awards to include up to four grants in the amount of $10,000 each.

  • Applications are due by August 28, 2019, 11:59 p.m. (ET)
  • All projects must be completed by February 28, 2020

Full requirements are shown on the application. Applications must be submitted through the online application found here:
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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 community, 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.
  • 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.

Questions? Please email: grants@homeserveusa.com