The Harpley Foundation              
A FAMILY FOUNDATION SINCE 1993
Grant Recipients
Next cycle of applications are due:  
May 7th 2017. 

Please watch these videos where you can see the people behind the programs we have funded and who they benefit.
 You may learn something; smile ear to ear, or you may cry. You may find yourself deciding now is the time to get involved by volunteering or making a donation or both.



Central Arizona Shelter Services


Coolidge School Science Olympiad Team


Creative Arts For Kids


The ARC of Reading

Gaining Ground

Music At Eden's Edge


NotMyKid

Reading Community Singers

The Firehouse Center for the Arts

The Nature Connection

Understanding Disabilities

Waltham Fields Community Farm




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"The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches, but to reveal to him his own."
- Benjamin Disraeli

 


FY 2016-2017 Grant Recipients:

- Coming soon -

FY 2015-2016 Grant Recipients:

Central Arizona Shelter Services
- Support for homeless families at Vista Colina Childcare Center


Coolidge Middle School Science Olympiad 
- Funding for National Middle School Science Olympiad teaching materials.


Creative Arts
- Funding for Summer Theater & Community Arts Exploration.

EMARC, Inc.
- Continued support for teen 
Sibshop program.

The Firehouse Theater
- Complete new sound and lights upgrading.


Lowell Humane Society
- Funds for burnout workshop for first responders.

Merrimack Valley Feline Rescue Society
- Funding for Catmobile maintenance and windows.


Mission of Deeds
- Funding to purchase crib mattresses.

The Nature Connection

- Funds to create new Nature Kits.


Not My Kid 
- Support for Amplif(I) anti-bullying program.

Waltham Fields Community Garden 
- Funds to continue Children's' After-school Learning Garden and Youth Crew Education.


FY 2014-2015 Grant Recipients: 

Central Arizona Shelter Services
- Support for homeless families at Vista Colina Childcare Center


Coolidge Middle School Science Olympiad 
- Funding for National Middle School Science Olympiad teaching materials.


Creative Arts
- Funding for "Story Time" programming and Volunteer Administration.

EMARC, Inc.
- Continued support for teen 
Sibshop program.

Gaining Ground
- Funds toward Harvest Festival.

Merrimack Valley Feline Rescue Society
- Funding for shelter improvements.


Music At Eden's Edge
- Support for the "Really Open Rehearsals" program.

Reading Community Singers
- Funding for obtaining and repairing used piano.

The Nature Connection
- Funds for teaching materials.

Not My Kid 
- Support for Amplif(I) anti-bullying program.

Understanding Disabilities, Inc.
- Funding to introduce an Emotional/Social Behavior Unit to the schools. 

Waltham Fields Community Garden 
- Funds to continue Children's' After-school Learning Garden and Youth Crew Education.



FY 2013-2014 Grant Recipients:

Central Arizona Shelter Services
- Support for homeless families at Vista Colina Childcare Center.

Coolidge Middle School Science Olympiad 
- Funding for National Middle School Science Olympiad teaching materials.

EMARC, Inc.
- Continued support for teen
Sibshop program.

Lowell Humane Society
- Funds for purchasing pet tag machine.


Merrimack River Feline Rescue
- Funding for animal cages.

Music At Eden's Edge
- Support for the "Really Open Rehearsals" program.

The Nature Connection
- Materials for educational and outreach natural therapy programs.

Not My Kid
- Support for Amplif(I) anti-bullying program.

Pat Brody Cat Shelter
- Funding for reduced cost of spay neuter program.

Reading Community Singers
- Funding for sound equipment.

Second Chance Shelter for Cats

- Building improvements.

Understanding Disabilities, Inc.
- Funding to bring Boston Marathon victim to speak at high school.


Waltham Fields Community Garden
- Funds to continue Children's' After-school Learning Garden.


FY 2012-2013 Grant Recipients:

The Actors Studio
- Production support for Summer Classics Program 2013.


Assisted Living Center
- New front decking for resident use.

Central Arizona Shelter Services
- Improvements for Vista Colina Childcare Center.


Coolidge Middle School Science Olympiad
- Funding for National Middle School Science Olympiad teaching materials.

Creative Arts
- Funding for community programming.

EMARC, Inc.
- Continued support for teen sibling
programs.

Gaining Ground
- Funds for expanding the irrigation system.

Lowell Humane Society
- Funds for needed facility improvements.

Merrimack River Feline Rescue
- Funding for twenty re-usable surgical spay/neuter kits for Catmobile.

Music At Eden's Edge
- Support for the "Really Open Rehearsals" program.


Not My Kid

- Support for teen Clear Choices program.

Reading Community Singers
- Funding for web site development.


Understanding Disabilities, Inc.
- Funding to bring Dr Hallowell to speak about ADHD.


Waltham Fields Community Garden
- Funds to continue Children's' Learning Garden.


FY 2011-2012 Grant Recipients:

The Actors Studio
- Production support for two plays.


Assisted Living Center
- Support for resident comfort programs.

Central Arizona Shelter Services
- Residential improvements for women and children's homeless shelters
.

Coolidge Middle School Science Olympiad
- Funding for National Middle School Science Olympiad teaching materials.

Creative Arts
- Funding for stained glass tools and supplies.

Decibels Foundation
- Funding for replacing sound proofing in auditory testing rooms.

EMARC, Inc.
- Continued support for young adult sibling
programs.

Firehouse Center For The Arts
- Funding for new fireproof stage curtains.


Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center
- Continued support for novel Harry Potter based child therapy program.


Merrimack River Feline Rescue
- Funding for twenty re-usable surgical spay/neuter kits for Catmobile.

Music At Eden's Edge
- Support for the "Really Open Rehearsals" program.

NotMyKid
- Support for teen-at-risk after school programs.

Pat Brody Cat Shelter
- Funding for installation of new flooring in main cat kennel area.

Reading Community Singers
- Funding for guest musicians at Holiday Concert.

Waltham Fields Community Garden
- Funds to continue Children's' Learning Garden.



FY 2010-2011 Grant Recipients:

The Actors Studio
- Production support for two plays by Edward Albee "The Sandbox"(1959) and "Zoo Story"(1958).

Creative Arts
- Funding for high school arts internship; pottery class with EMARC and support for free community concert program.

Gaining Ground
- Costs for handcrafted doors for the maple sugaring building.

Music At Eden's Edge
- Support for the "Really Open Rehearsals" program.

Pat Brody Cat Shelter
- Funding to defray spay/neuter costs for feral cats.

Reading Community Singers
- Funding for performance shirts.

Understanding Disabilities, Inc.
- Funding for new classroom curriculum to include Autism awareness.

Winslow Farm
- Defray the costs of staging for period artisans at Harvest Fair.


Fiscal Year 2009-2010 Grant Recipients:



Assisted Living Center
- Funding for a new keyboard and continued horticulture programming.


Boy & Girls Club of Greater Scottsdale
, AZ
- Funding for art room supplies for the after school program at the Thunderbirds Branch.

Coolidge Middle School Science Olympiad
- Funding for National Middle School Science Olympiad teaching materials.

EMARC, Inc.
- New young adult siblings support program transportation and site rental fees.


Firehouse Center For The Arts
- Funding for new stage traveler and tack and specialized lighting for stage productions.


Friends of Reading Recreation (F.O.R.R.)
- Funding for bathroom and kitchenette renovations to Mattera Cabin in Bare Meadow Woods for public use.

Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center
- Continued support for novel Harry Potter based child therapy program.


Reading Memorial High School
- Funding for printing the school newspaper "The Orbit".

The Actors Studio
- Funding for a live theater production about the landmark Agawam Diner, to be performed at the Agawam Diner!


Creative Arts
- Funding for an arts intern position for a student from RMHS
- Funding for a pottery program in conjunction with The ARC of Eastern Middlesex .

Gaining Ground
- Funds to complete the on-site maple sugaring shack.


The Nature Connection
- Materials for educational and outreach natural therapy programs.


Merrimack River Feline Rescue
- Medical equipment for Catmobile.

Music At Eden's Edge
- Support for 2010 community concerts.


The New England String Ensemble
- Funds for transporting sheet music and improved storage at new site.


Fiscal Year 2008-2009 Grant Recipients:

The Actors Studio
- Funding for a community production of "Picnic".


Animals As Intermediaries/The Nature Connection
- Materials for educational and outreach natural therapy programs.

Coolidge Middle School Science Olympiad
- Funds for National Middle School Science Olympiad teaching materials.

Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center
- Support for novel Harry Potter based therapy program.

Merrimack River Feline Rescue
- Medical equipment for Catmobile.

Music At Eden's Edge
- Support for 2009 community concerts.


Pat Brody Cat Shelter
- Purchase of large cat cages.


Reading Community Singers
- Funding to support the 90th Anniversary Concert.


Waltham Fields Community Garden
- Materials for construction of expanded pavilion for outdoor classroom.


Winslow Farm
- Funding for playground equipment.



Fiscal Year 2007-2008 Grant Recipients:


Animals As Intermediaries
- Materials and transportation fees for educational and outreach natural therapy programs.

ARC of Eastern Middlesex
- Teen drop-in center for developmentally challenged inclusive of peer models and volunteers incorporating art & music.

Assisted Living Center
- Final HVAC upgrades for affordable public senior housing facility.

Creative Arts for Kids, Inc.
- New administration computers & summer theater camp funding

Dot Art
- Art supplies for acclaimed Dorchester youth program.

Firehouse Center For The Arts
- State-of-the-art LED lighting, scrim and cyclorama for stage productions.

Gaining Ground
- Drip irrigation systems for greenhouse.

NEW! HOBBES, Inc.
- Equipment upgrades for marine education program operating out of Salem Harbor.

McKenzie Monks Foundation
- Continued support for "Kenzie Kases"

Merrimack River Feline Rescue
- Support for veterinary services and equipment for cat care program.

Music At Eden's Edge
- Support for Senior/Family and Youth Chamber Concert Series.


Pat Brody Cat Shelter
- Feral cat spaying program and cat recovery cages.


Reading Community Singers
- Funds for music and accounting software.

Reading Memorial High School Band Parents Organization
- Winter percussion competition uniforms and props for RMHS band members.

SAFE Studio
- Continued program support for adolscents at risk art therapy program.

Theatre in the Open
- Support for summer Theater Programming in Maudsley State Park, Newburyport, MA.

Waltham Fields Community Garden
- Materials for construction of pavillion for Children's Garden program.

NEW!  Winslow Farm
- Construction of barn addition for animal housing.

FY 2006-2007 Grant Recipients:

Assisted Living Center, Inc.
- HVAC improvements to eliminate space heaters and fans for residents.

Coolidge Middle School Science Olympiad 
- Expenses for National Science team.

Creative Arts for Kids, Inc.
- Artroom renovations.

The Cultural Connection
- Web site and press materials support.

Gaining Ground
- Increase farmable land.

Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center
- Children's crisis therapy program.

Kelley School
- Theater field trip for students.

McKenzie Monks Foundation
- Care case for pediatric oncology patients.

Music at Eden's Edge
- Support for public ensemble performances.

New England String Ensemble
- Youth string programs pre and post concert.

New England Wildlife Center
- "Green" building renovations.

Pat Brody Shelter for Cats
- Cat spaying.

S.A.F.E. Studio, Inc.
- Art therapy for adolescents at risk.

Theatre in the Open
- Outdoor theater production at Maudsley State Park

Westford Council on Aging
- Emergency dental care for seniors.

Windrush Farm
- Horse therapy programming for disabled.


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