Elizabeth George Foundation Makes Annual
The Board of Trustees of the Elizabeth
George Foundation has made its awards for 2013.
Included are 9 organizations and 18 individuals who
have received financial assistance to pursue their writing talents
and their work with youth in the areas of education, health and the
Funds were awarded to organizations that offer services
to disadvantaged youth in the areas of health, education and
Among the groups who were awarded funding are Operation
Jump Start, Long Beach, Ca., which provides assistance to students
living in poverty intended to help them with their studies, graduate
from high school and go on to college.
Also funded this year is Orangewood Children’s
Foundation which assists foster children in pursuing higher
South Coast Repertory, Costa Mesa, Ca., received
funding for its emerging young playwrights program, which fosters
young talent allowing their works to be produced live on stage.
Well-known national organizations such as Habitat for
Humanity and the Central Asia Institute also received grants.
The Board of Trustees also awarded grants to individual
writers who competed for funds to complete novels, poetry and plays.
The foundation offers financial support to unpublished
and emerging writers for a period not to exceed one year. Also
offered is funding for scholarships to attend accredited Masters in
Fine Arts programs in creative writing.
Funding is also awarded to individuals to attend
writers’ retreats and conferences.
This year, nine writers seeking to work on their novels, five who
write poetry and one who is writing a play were awarded grants.
Some asked for funding to allow themselves to take time
off from their teaching or other work, the concentrate on the
writing. Others asked for money to travel to research for their
works. Others asked to attend seminars and writing programs in
increase their skills in writing.
Awards are determined annually by the five-member board
of trustees. The process is already underway for grants that will be
made in January 2011. See Foundation Brochure on this website for