The Beaumont Foundation is a nonprofit grant making institution dedicated to helping groups and individuals. Through the support it provides, the Foundations fosters the development of knowledge, advances human welfare, nurtures individual creativity, strengthens institutions, and contributes to the well-being of the less-fortunate in our society. The Foundation believes its grant making is most effective when focused on relatively few areas of work, combined with sufficient resources to make a measurable difference. The Programs eligible for Foundation funding must adhere to the guidelines listed below and address one of the five program areas:
- Children and Youth Programs
- Health Care
- Social Services
- Foundation Initiated Programs
- Children of Fallen Heroes
- Excellence in Education
Grant Making Process
THE BEAUMONT FOUNDATION GRANTS ONLY TO PRESELECTED ORGANIZATIONS; UNSOLICITED LETTERS OF INTEREST OR APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.
The process usually begins when Foundation staff members contact nonprofit organizations of interest for a conversation about their work and how a grant making partnership might further their efforts. If the Foundation expresses an interest in the work, the organization will be contacted to submit a Letter of Interest. After reviewing the Letter of Interest, the Foundation may request a formal application.
Letters of Interest
Before submitting a formal application to the Foundation, prospective applicants must submit a letter of interest outlining the background of the organization and the proposed project. The letter of interest should describe succinctly the project for which funding is requesting, including how it relates to the Foundation’s program areas, the target audience, the estimated budget and request amount.
After reviewing the letter of interest, the Foundation may request a formal application. The application must include the following materials:
- One-page cover letter from the chief executive officer of the organization stating that he or she has approved the request and endorses Foundation support as a strong priority of the organization; a statement that no change occurred in the exempt status, purpose, character of method of the organization’s operation since the organization received its tax-exempt status from the IRS; and a statement indicating whether the organization has in the past or is now operating under any name other than the name on the IRS determination letter.
- Most recent certified audit.
- Current operating budget.
- A copy of the latest verifications of Tax-Exempt status from the IRS under Section 170 of the IRS code.
Requirements and Exclusions
- Grants will be made only to those entities designated by the IRS as public charities or nonprofit organizations, and government agencies with a charitable purpose.
- All applicants must submit a letter of interest and application.
- The Foundation limits potential grantees from applying for funds to once per calendar year.
The Beaumont Foundation does not generally support:
- Grants to individuals.
- Administrative costs.
- The purchase of dinner, gala or raffle tickets.
- School fundraisers or events (including sports and other extracurricular activities).
- Tax-generating entities (municipalities, school districts, etc.) for services within their normal responsibilities.
- Public or private educational institutions for recurrent operating, administrative or capital expenses.
- Academic or scientific research.