Bean Foundation Grant
Norwin S. & Elizabeth N. Bean Foundation
Grant amount: Up to US $75,000
Next deadline: Sep 1, 2018 2:00pm PDT
Later deadlines: Dec 1, 2018 2:00pm PST, Apr 1, 2019 2:00pm PDT
Applicant type: Nonprofit Government Entity
Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Applied Project / Program, General Operating Expense
Location of project: Hillsborough County, New Hampshire
Location of residency: United StatesView website Save Need help writing this grant?
Our Mission - Grant Program Policy
- arts and humanities,
- human services, and
- public/society benefit
Generally, at least two-thirds of available funds are awarded as grants for programs undertaken by nonprofit organizations and public agencies. The remaining one-third is allocated for capital needs, including acquisition of equipment and renovation or construction of facilities.
Short-term operating support may be provided to new organizations or for new program initiatives of established organizations. Generally, grants are provided for expenditure over a period of one year.
The Bean Foundation accepts requests for capital support. Contributions to capital campaigns will not exceed 3-4% of the total campaign goal. Exceptions have been made for organizations that serve low-income populations and have limited capacity for additional fundraising.
Priority consideration is given to projects which:
- extend services to individuals and groups that are not well provided for through current programs;
- develop service capacity that can be sustained in the future because it will attract other funding and/or generate revenue;
- promote cooperation and resource sharing among community organizations;
- improve the financial stability and managerial capacity of established organizations;
- help service agencies in Manchester and Amherst prepare for the future and help them effectively meet emerging community needs;
- are models with value for replication, or provide new approaches that have been successful elsewhere.
You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.
- Applications are accepted from nonprofit 501(c)3 organizations and municipal and public agencies serving the communities of Manchester and Amherst, New Hampshire.
- Priority consideration is given to organizations operating primarily in those two communities.
- However, the Foundation will consider applications from statewide or regional organizations which provide a substantial and documented level of service to Manchester and Amherst.
- Approximately 90% is spent on Manchester projects and 10% in Amherst.
- Bean Foundation guidelines state that after an organization has received a grant, it should wait two years before submitting another grant request.
- Project applications are sought from organizations which have defined a significant problem or opportunity in their field, have a well-planned approach to addressing the issue, and have skilled professional and voluntary leadership.
- Operating support grants are not made to ongoing programs, nor are grants made to eliminate previously incurred deficits.
- The Foundation does not make grants to individuals or provide scholarship aid.
- The Foundation does does not fund field trips.
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