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Norwin S. and Elizabeth N. Bean Foundation Grant

Grants to New Hampshire Nonprofits and Agencies for
Human Services, Arts, and Education in Manchester
and Amherst

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

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Norwin S. and Elizabeth N. Bean Foundation

Deadline Date:

12/01/18 5:00 PM


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Grants to New Hampshire nonprofits and municipal and public agencies for programs to benefit the residents of Manchester and Amherst. Funding is intended to support organizations dedicated to education, health, human services, the environment, arts and the humanities, and other areas that contribute to the communal and social development of the region.

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.

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.

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.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 179337

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

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.

The Foundation does not make grants to individuals or provide scholarship aid. It does not fund field trips. It also will not fund programs or activities which have already taken place.

Pre-Application Information:

The grant manager at the Norwin and Elizabeth Bean Foundation is willing to discuss potential projects before a formal application is submitted.

Bean Foundation trustees have three grant review meetings annually. Applications must be submitted electronically to the applicant’s assigned folder at by 5:00 pm on the deadline date for consideration at meetings as follows:

- Applications submitted by the deadline of April 1 will be reviewed at the grant making meeting in June.
- Applications submitted by the deadline of September 1 will be reviewed at the November meeting.
- Applications submitted by the deadline of December 1 will be reviewed at the February meeting.

Application Criteria:

Grant FAQ:

Sample application form attached below in Supporting Documents.

Bean Foundation guidelines state that after an organization has received a grant, it should wait two years before submitting another grant request.

Contact Information:

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

Application Process:
All applicants should first fill out and submit the Request a Grant form located at the bottom of the Application Criteria webpage in Pre-Application Information above.

For questions, assistance with the application process, or to discuss a proposal prior to submission, contact:

Kathleen D. Cook , Grant Manager

Norwin S. & Elizabeth N. Bean Foundation
40 Stark Street
Manchester, NH 03101

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Geographic Focus:

USA: New Hampshire: Manchester and Amherst