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.
Target areas for HSCF funding include
the following category:
Helping veterans, one program at a time.
With the recent national celebration and recognition of the men and women who have served our county on Veteran’s Day, the HomeServe Cares Foundation is focusing the third round of grants on programming that supports veterans support services. The emphasis on these program should be in one or more of the following areas:
- Housing modifications to provide aging or disabled veterans improved quality of life in their homes.
- Initiatives to reduce veteran homelessness by providing a pathway to stable and dignified living.
- Programs that provide counseling for transitioning service members to civilian life with tools and guidance for success.
- Job training programs that help new veterans open doors to new opportunities.
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 third series of awards to include two grants in the amount up to $15,000 each.
- Applications are due by December 20, 2019, 11:59 p.m. (ET)
- Awards will be announced on or before January 8, 2020
- All projects must be substantially underway by March 18, 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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