Rays of Hope Fund

This fund annually makes grants to South Windsor organizations for projects and programs in the areas of social services, arts, recreation and other community activities.

Applications are now being received for grant requests for charitable projects and programs that benefit the South Windsor Community. These should be to benefit social services, arts, recreation and other services or projects that will benefit South Windsor residents. Education project and program grants are provided by our South Windsor Public Education Fund.

Throughout the years $137,000 has been distributed from the generous contributions of individuals and businesses through the RAYS OF HOPE FUND to these civic and non-profit organizations:

Friends of the South Windsor Senior CenterEnhancement of the Community Center space for Seniors
FISH (Friends in Service Here)Transportation to doctor's appointments for South Windsor residents.
High School Bobcat Robotics programOperational costs to support competition
Rising StarSummer community program by young adults
Super Sixties Sportsman ClubAnnual fishing Derby
Monday Night Social ClubSpecial needs programs providing social involvement for young adults
South Windsor VoicesPublications of resident's poetry and stories
South Windsor Walk and Wheel WaysBike racks and biking safety programs and projects
South Windsor Historical SocietySupport Pleasant Valley Schoolhouse
Kids SpaceSocial motor skills and language development for special needs children
Autism Families CONNECTicutMusic therapy workshops for children w/ autism spectrum disorders
Down to Earth Garden ClubEco-friendly butterfly garden project at Nevers Road Park
South Windsor Teen CenterCover expenses to undertake projects for teens in community service
SWAN ProgramWorkshop for parents of children w/intellectual and developmental disabilities
Wood Memorial LibrarySupports new and expanded programs for Wood's Native American Village
Derek Denfeld Memorial Play StructureSupport construction of a fire truck play structure memorial
South Windsor Police3 on 3 Basketball Leave for SWHS students during the summer months
Festival of LightsA celebration of South Windsor's diversity
South Windsor High School Girls GolfEncourage high school girls to participate and compete in golf
South Windsor Police DepartmentSupport summer activities for High School students