Mission and Goals
The mission of the Easton Legacy Fund is to sustain and enhance Easton’s quality of life. To do that, the fund supports projects of Easton Not-for-Profits that it believes will make a difference.
The Legacy Fund’s goals are both to increase people’s awareness of the importance of supporting the Not-for-Profit community, and to annually award grants to deserving Not-for-Profit sponsored projects that otherwise would have to be delayed for lack of funding.
Every year the Fund’s Board of Advisors picks the project or projects that it will support, The importance of the project to Easton, and the significance of the grant to the project, are weighed carefully. Priority is given to projects that support the arts, culture, recreation, and local history, but any project that helps a Not-for-Profit better serve Easton will be given full consideration.
Our grants are strategic: we evaluate both a project’s contribution to Easton and the importance of our grant to the project and try to pick the one that best balances these considerations -not an easy job as we receive many worthy proposals every year.
In 2020, the Legacy Fund supported Oakes Ames Memorial Hall’s purchase of new curtains for its main stage. In 2021, we helped to fund a new truck for the Easton Food Pantry. In 2022, we awarded it to Smith Farm at Borderland State Park for the construction of a handicap access ramp, and in 2023, The Children’s Museum Easton received the grant to replace two exterior doors to their building.