The Grimes-King Foundation for the Elderly, Inc. has for 162 years, actively supported underserved, elderly, African America/Black women so they could live their final years with security, relative comfort, and dignity. Today, we are pleased to announce the launch of our new Laura B. Morris Micro-Grant. Laura Morris served on the Grimes-King Foundation’s Board for sixty-one years, sharing her considerable knowledge as one of Boston’s first Black social workers. She inspired us all with her positive energy, and the spirit of caring, courage and charity that has served us and Boston’s Black community well.
This new award, the Laura B. Morris (LBM) Micro-Grant allows us to support small, local area non-profits, grass-roots organizations (and distinct programs operating within major organizations) that assist and actively support elderly Black women. We know that such organizations are the lifeblood of the community, providing healthy food, exercise, leadership, companionship, entertainment and, sometimes, faith-based services and/or spiritual guidance. Given that, our goal is to provide micro-grants of $500 – $1,000 to support the development of innovative, new programs and/or to support the continuation of an existing valuable program or service.
If you have questions, please email Rosa Hunter, our Vice President at firstname.lastname@example.org. Once completed, you may submit your application to our President, Patricia Bonner Duval, by email at Grants@grimesking.org. Thanks for submitting your applications no later than 5:00 P.M. on Wednesday, August 31, 2022. We look forward to hearing from you!
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