Melissa Wilkinson Foundation was founded in 2018 in Melissa’s honor after her passing and seeks to financially assist local Norwalk artists by providing scholarships and microgrants. March 2020 has brought our community a unique set of hurdles to overcome and Melissa Wilkinson Foundation is committed to helping artists of all kinds through these challenging times. We will be awarding six $300 grants over the next two weeks.
These funds are reserved for anyone who meets all three of the following requirements:
1.) Lost their primary source of income as a result of the current shut downs
2.) Lives in Norwalk, CT
3.) Is an artist or is connected to the arts community in some way. "Artist" is a very broad term and can include any type of art ranging from fine art, to culinary art, mixologist, etc.
Click here to apply
Many people like Melissa, possess a strong passion for the arts but are never able to reach their goals due to financial hardships. The Melissa Wilkinson Foundation was founded in 2018 in Melissa’s honor after her passing and seeks to financially assist local Norwalk artists looking to enhance their artistic skills and passion by providing scholarships and microgrants.
Melissa Wilkinson was a beloved member of the Norwalk community. She brought laughter, light and sparkle to all those around her. She had a passion for the arts with focus on photography, graphic design, drawing and making jewelry. She dreamt of finishing her degree in Graphic Design and we at the foundation know she would be proud to help others achieve their dreams.
Whether you help through donation or volunteering, or even by spreading our mission through word-of-mouth, we thank you. None of this would be possible without the help of supporters like you and we appreciate any contribution that will honor Melissa and her love of the arts.
Your gift will help us keep Melissa's memory alive and give back to the community she loved. Together, we can make a difference.