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Beveridge Family Foundation Grant

Grants to Massachusetts Nonprofits to Benefit
Residents of Hampden and Hampshire Counties

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Beveridge Family Foundation

Deadline Date:

08/01/19 5:00 PM ET


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Grants of up to $50,000 to Massachusetts nonprofit organizations to improve the quality of life for residents in Hampden and Hampshire counties. Prospective applicants must prequalify prior to submitting an application. Proposals may be in the areas of youth development, education, health, arts, religion, environment, and education.

The following are causes of particular interest to the Foundation:

- Annual Campaign
- Building/Renovation
- Capital Campaign
- Collections Acquisition
- Collections Management/ Preservation
- Computer Systems Equipment
- Electronic Media/ Online Services
- Emergency Funds
- Equipment
- Land Acquisition
- Program Development
- Program Evaluation
- Research
- Seed Money

The Foundation welcomes grant proposals from the following Institutional/Program Activity Areas:

- Animal Related
- Arts, Culture, and Humanities
- Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy
- Education
- Employment/Jobs
- Environmental Quality, Protection & Beautification
- Food, Nutrition, Agriculture
- Health – General and Rehabilitative Services
- Health – Multipurpose Associations/ Services Associated with Specific Diseases/Disorders/Medical Disciplines
- Housing/Shelter
- Human Services: Multipurpose & Other
- Medical Research
- Mental Health, Crisis Intervention
- Philanthropy, Voluntarism, and Grant Making Foundations
- Public Protection: Crime and Delinquency Prevention, Legal Administration, Legal Services
- Public Safety, Disaster Preparedness and Relief
- Public/Society Benefit: Multipurpose and Other
- Recreation, Leisure, Sports, Athletics
- Religion
- Science and Technology Research Institutes/Services
- Social Science Research Institutes/Services
- Youth Development

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 177469

Estimated Size of Grant:

The maximum grant proposal amount total requested should not exceed $50,000, 25% of Total Contributions for the most recently ended fiscal year or 20% of the Project Budget.

Term of Contract:

The Foundation prefers not to provide multi-year grant payments.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Grants are made to organizations in Hampden and Hampshire Counties, Massachusetts.

The Foundation will typically decline grant proposals from the following Institutional/Program Activity Areas:
- International/Foreign Affairs
- Miscellaneous Mutual/Membership Benefit Organizations

Not Supported:
- Awards/prizes/competitions
- Commissioning new works
- Conferences/seminars
- Curriculum Development
- Debt reduction
- Employee matching gifts
- Employee-related scholarships
- Endowment Funds
- Exhibitions
- Faculty/staff development
- Fellowship funds
- Fellowships to individuals
- Film/video/radio productions
- Foundation-administered programs
- General/operating support
- Grants to individuals
- Income development
- Internship funds
- Management development
- Performance/production costs
- Professorships
- Program-related investment/loans
- Publication
- Scholarships to individuals
- Student aid
- Technical assistance

The Foundation does not provide support when the request involves the following:
- Units of government including federal, state, county and municipal agencies, schools, colleges, universities and hospitals and their foundations
- Foreign organizations or for foreign expenditure
- Organizations that are located outside the geographically approved area of giving
- Other private foundations excluding exempt operating foundations
- Private educational institutions not attended by members of the Beveridge Family
- Federated drives and their foundations including Catholic Charities, United Jewish Appeal and the United Way.

Pre-Application Information:

There are two funding cycles per year. The deadlines are February 1 and August 1, before 5 pm ET.

Apply for a Grant:
Step One: Prequalify
Step Two: Apply Online
Step Three: Submit Additional Material

How to Apply:
- Submit your application.
- The Foundation Directors will review the submission and a decision will be entered to accept or reject the application. If rejected, you are able to submit a new application for the next funding cycle. If accepted, you will receive an email requesting the submission of additional documentation by Feb 15 or Aug 15th.
- If you are able to submit the required documentation, your application will be entered for consideration at the April or October board meeting.
- Prior to the meeting, you will be contacted for a site visit.
- At the Board meeting in April or October, a determination will be made.
- You will receive a notice of denial or an award contract within a few weeks of the Board meeting.

Application Instructions:

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Contact Information:

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

Apply Online:

The Beveridge Family Foundation
3 Upland Lane
West Newbury, MA 01985

Phone: (800) 229-9667
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Geographic Focus:

USA: Massachusetts: Hampden and Hampshire Counties