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Pearl Manor Fund Grant

Grants to New Hampshire Nonprofits in Eligible Locations
to Address the Needs of the Elderly Population

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

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Mary and John Elliot Charitable Foundation - Pearl Manor Fund

Deadline Date:

09/10/21 Postmarked; 4:00 PM for emailed applications


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Grants of up to $25,000 to New Hampshire nonprofit organizations in eligible locations to address the needs of the elderly population. Funding may be requested for both new and existing projects and programs to provide assistance with transportation, independent living, nutrition, safe housing, and medical care. Applicants must serve residents of the Greater Manchester area. The area includes the towns of Allenstown, Auburn, Bedford, Candia, Deerfield, Dunbarton, Goffstown, Hooksett, Manchester and New Boston.

 The Pearl Manor Fund seeks to support programs which:

  • Meet the needs of the elder population such as improved and expanded health care, affordable transportation, home maintenance, socialization and/or nutrition;
  • Promote independent living, self-care and healthy life-style choices;
  • Strengthen family support services through education and support to the caregiver;
  • Provide realistic and measurable outcomes that address the identified need;
  • Provide an evaluation plan that identifies data collection methods;
  • Detail the applicant’s capacity to implement the project;
  • Identify other programs that address the needs for the funds requested;
  • Involve collaboration with other agencies, when possible.

Proposals to the Pearl Manor Fund are reviewed for their relationship with the Fund’s priorities, as well as the degree to which an application reflects the following:

  • Details on collaboration with other service agencies in order to avoid duplication of resources;
  • Demonstrate the understanding of the demographics, health characteristics and needs, risk factors, need, and services available to the elder population as it relates to the applicant organization’s mission;
  • Exhibits the ability of the applicant to set goals, measure and evaluate results in utilizing grant funds to achieve projected outcomes;
  • Provides a plan for how the project will continue after the funding has been utilized;
  • Provides information regarding the capacity of the organization to carry out and complete the project plan;
  • Includes a plan to inform the public regarding the services to be provided, as well as the grant award.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 173216

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants are typically made in the $10,000- $25,000 range, although applications for grants for highly-collaborative and impactful programs at higher levels will be considered.

Term of Contract:

Grants are awarded on an annual basis.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Non-profit 501(c)(3) organizations with public charity status serving the Greater Manchester area are eligible to apply. Grants are not made to individuals or to qualifying organizations to support the costs of services to particular individuals.

The Pearl Manor Fund generally will not fund:
• Capital projects
• Expenses already incurred
• Fundraising events
• On-going operating expenses
• Out of state projects
• Replacement of public or government funding
• Sectarian or religious groups
• Support of political activities

Pre-Application Information:

Applications must be postmarked by Friday, September 10, 2021. All applications must be received at the correct address and emailed no later than 4:00 p.m. on the day of the deadline. Incomplete or late applications
(including late attachments) will not be considered.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Email a copy of the application and attachments to:

Mail a hard copy to:
Pearl Manor Fund
c/o Mary & John Elliot Charitable Foundation
Bedford Commons, 701 Riverway Place, Building 7
Bedford, NH 03110-9930

Questions about the process or your application can be directed to:
Kelli Rafferty or to 603.663.3091

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Geographic Focus:

USA: New Hampshire: Greater Manchester area, including the towns of Allenstown, Auburn, Bedford, Candia, Deerfield, Dunbarton, Goffstown, Hooksett, Manchester, and New Boston

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