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The John R. Heerwagen Award for Nonprofit Leadership

Award to a Massachusetts Individual in an Eligible Area
to Recognize Excellence in Organizational Management

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Middlesex Savings Charitable Foundation

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Award of $15,000 to a Massachusetts individual in the Metrowest area for excellence in nonprofit leadership and strategic organizational management. The winning candidate will demonstrate personal integrity and ethics, implement innovative ideas, and build organizational capacity and expertise.

The award provides a one-time grant of $15,000 to the recipient's organization to be used in a manner that the recipient believes will benefit the organization.

The Selection Committee seeks to recognize experienced, nonprofit leaders who demonstrate the ability to develop and implement effective organizational strategies. The ideal nominee will demonstrate the following capabilities and characteristics:
- Creates and stewards collaborations and partnerships to advance the work of their organization in a manner that produces tangible benefits to the community
- Brings innovative ideas forward and to fruition
- Builds organizational and individual capacity and expertise
- Instills passion in themselves and the people with whom they work
- Demonstrates the highest levels of integrity and ethical behavior.

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GrantWatch ID#: 181908

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Additional Eligibility Criteria:

This annual award will recognize a strong, nonprofit leader whose work has significantly benefited the lives and wellbeing of residents within the Foundation's community.

Pre-Application Information:

The nomination period is now open for 2019. The deadline to submit is August 1st, 2019.

The Selection Committee will accept nominations from anyone familiar with the nominee. Self-nominations will not be accepted.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Nominate a candidate:

Mike Kuza
(508) 315-5361

​​Middlesex Savings Charitable Foundation
PO Box 5210
Westborough, MA 01581-5210​

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USA: Massachusetts