Lord Foundation Special Fund for Arts & Culture Established

The Edward and Mary Lord Foundation, in collaboration with the Southeastern CT Cultural Coalition, established a new Lord Foundation Special Fund for Arts & Culture and dedicated $100,000 to this Special Fund that will be used specifically for making grants to nonprofit arts and cultural organizations located in New London County that have been affected by COVID-19.

The Trustees of the Edward and Mary Lord Foundation understand the many challenges currently facing the arts and cultural sector in our community, and have made a commitment to create this Special Fund offering assistance during this unprecedented time.

The Edward and Mary Lord Foundation is the legacy of Edward and Mary Lord, lifelong Norwich, CT residents. The Foundation was created in 1997 by Edward and Mary Lord as a part of their estate plan, and was funded in 2009 upon their deaths. It is a private, family foundation that provides charitable grants to 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations. To learn more about Foundation, click HERE.

The Foundation received 35 letters of inquiry with $365,000 in total requested dollars. The Foundation funded 17 applications for a total of $100k.

Organization and Amount of Grant Awards
Florence Griswold Museum $7,500
James Merrill House $4,500
Mystic River Historical Society $  600
La Grua Center $5,000
Eastern CT Ballet $6,000
Flock Theater $8,000
Slater Museum $10,000
Stonington Historical Society $3,500
Norwich Historical Society $6,000
Mystic Seaport Museum $5,000
Salt Marsh Opera $4,000
CT Landmarks (Hempsted Houses) $6,500
Old Lyme Historical Society $5,000
Norwich Arts Council $8,500
Avery Copp House $2,200
Denison Society $8,700
Artreach $9,000
Total $100,000


Process and Timeline of Fund

Now Closed, but letters of inquiry are accepted year-round by the Lord Foundation. See https://theedwardandmarylordfoundation.org/


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