The programs and work done by the Winchester Multicultural Network are supported through individual donations, organizational gifts, and grants from foundations and organizations. The work of the Finance Committee ensures that this funding is used efficiently and effectively to accomplish the objectives intended.
In addition to supporting existing programs and activities, an important objective of the Finance Committee is to provide for the long-term growth and sustainability of the Multicultural Network and its mission. Towards this end, new individual and organizational donors are especially welcome. Please feel free to contact John P. Robins, the Multicultural Network’s Interim Executive Director, with any questions.
Organizational supporters include:
- The John and Mary Murphy Foundation,
- En Ka Society
- Community Health Network Area (CHNA) for NorthWest Boston
- Winchester School of Chinese Culture
- Winchester Cultural Council
- Rotary Club of Winchester
- Town of Winchester’s Disabilities Access Commission (DAC)
- Winchester Co-operative Bank
- Winchester Savings Bank
- Winchester Unitarian Society
- First Congregational Church of Winchester
- Parish of the Epiphany
Programs also are carried out cooperatively with many other Winchester organizations. Multi-year grants from the Cummings Foundation are providing the financial support for the Network’s first Executive Director, expansion of programming and training, and a move to a new street-level office location.
Sixty-five percent of the Winchester Multicultural Network’s funding is used to support programs such as the Martin Luther King Day Family Celebration and the annual Community Workshop that provides training on living, working, and studying in an increasingly multicultural environment.
Thirty-five percent of the budget is used to support the activities of the Response Committee, School Impact Committee, and the International Connections Committee.
Consistent with sound management practices, the programs and services offered by the Multicultural Network are evaluated through a combination of quantitative indicators and interviews so that desirable improvements can be incorporated.