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The Norwin S. and Elizabeth N. Bean Foundation awards grants in the communities of Manchester and Amherst, New Hampshire. Approximately 90% of the awards go to Manchester and 10% to Amherst.

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. Grants are made in the fields of arts and humanities, education, environment, health, human services, and public/society benefit. Decisions on grant applications are made by the Foundation’s two senior trustees and three term trustees.

In addition to general grants, the Bean Foundation awards Educational Enhancement Mini-Grants to support creative projects that build upon or expand classroom curriculum, offer new opportunities to students through co-curricular activities, or address issues of health and wellness in the school setting. Educational Enhancement Grants are made to teachers and staff in the Manchester and Amherst public schools.