Ramlose Foundation Grant

George A. Ramlose Foundation, Inc.

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Grant amount: US $2,000 - US $6,000

Anticipated deadline: Aug 31, 2020

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Capital Project, Project / Program, Education / Outreach

Location of project: Connecticut, Georgia (US state), Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire Show all

Location of residency: Connecticut, Georgia (US state), Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire Show all

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About this funder:



 George A. Ramlose Foundation

The George A. Ramlose Foundation, Inc. was founded by the late George A. Ramlose of Hingham, MA in 1956. Mr. Ramlose was in the food handling business and was instrumental in developing and selling conveyor belt systems for super market checkouts. He founded this foundation as a way of giving back to the community and enriching lives. In the beginning years of the foundation Mr. Ramlose and various business associates served on the board. After his death his daughter, Dorothy Fisher, now deceased, and her husband were active on the board. Two long-time board members were Ernest F. Boyce of Georgia and A. Leavitt Taylor of Massachusetts. Their respective sons Peter F. Boyce and David L. Taylor and their wives are continuing the work started by George A. Ramlose and sustained by their fathers.

What We Fund

We generally fund smaller qualified organizations where grants will be used for equipment or special projects. One-tìme projects or scholarships are considered. 

Most grants tend to be in the $2,000 - $6,000 range.

The Ramlose Foundation looks for well thought out proposals that will have a meaningful and lasting effect. The best applications are specific and concise. We recommend giving a detailed breakdown of your proposal's budget and utilizing a short example or story to show how this funding would benefit your organization's mission. 

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Preference is given to applications received from organizations in close geographic proximity to Georgia and New England.
  •  Small organizations receive preference over larger organizations.
  • The Ramlose Foundation prefers to fund proposals that do not limit their beneficiaries to a particular demographic or group. 
  • Your organization must have a valid 501c3 designation to receive a grant. 


  • We seldom fund salaries or general operating support and rarely do we fund huge organizations.
  • Since we do not provide a continuing source of funding, we do not usually make repetitive or multi-year grants to the same organization.
  • We do not make grants to individuals
  • Ramlose prefers to fund requests for special projects or equipment rather than general operational requests as this sort of support is not sustainable. 
  • Requests for operational funds or multi-year support are rarely funded.
  • Applications that don't include a specific project budget detailing how the requested funds would be used are rarely funded. 
  • Applications that are incomplete, unclear or do not follow instructions for page limits, required materials, summarized budgets etc. are rarely funded.
  • Organizations that are very large and make it unclear how a modest Ramlose Grant would make much of an impact are rarely funded.
  • Requests for materials or a project that seem like more of a “want” than a “need.” For example, the Ramlose Foundation rarely funds database upgrades, website development, the creation of promotional materials or staff trainings.