Grant Program Policy
The Norwin S. and Elizabeth N. Bean Foundation is a general
purpose charitable foundation which awards grants in the
fields of arts and humanities, education, environment,
health, human services, and public/society benefit.
Grant support is allocated to Manchester and Amherst
organizations based on the relative population size of the
two communities. Approximately 90% is spent on
Manchester projects and 10% in Amherst.
Generally, at least two-thirds of available funds are awarded
as grants for programs undertaken by nonprofit
organizations and public agencies. The remaining one-third is allocated for capital needs,
including acquisition of equipment and renovation or construction of facilities.
Operating support grants are not made to ongoing
programs, nor are grants made to eliminate previously
Short-term operating support may be provided to new
organizations or for new program initiatives of established
organizations. Generally, grants are provided for
expenditure over a period of one year.