Not-for-profit 501 (c) 3 charitable organizations that provide services to the community of Port Washington are eligible to apply for grants from the Community Chest of Port Washington. Grant funds can provide general operating support or specific program support but cannot be used for capital items. In the past, grants have ranged from $1,000 to $45,000. The total amount of money the Chest can allocate in grants is based on the amount of money it raises in its annual fundraising campaign (check out the “Red Feather” by the Train Station and Post Office). The application is available on-line at www.portchest.org or you can request an application by calling the Chest office at (516) 767-2121. The deadline for submissions is Friday, March 18, 2011. Criteria used to evaluated applications include the need for services in Port Washington, the number of Port Washingtonians served, the need for funds, the ability of the applicant to deliver the services, and the fiscal management and stability of the organization. Applications are reviewed and interviews are conducted in April and May by a committee of the Chest. Decisions are finalized, and organizations are notified of results in June 2011. Questions? Email email@example.com or call (516) 767-2121.