Apply for a Grant

The Tamworth Foundation Grant Guidelines

Priority for Tamworth Foundation discretionary funding is given to projects and organizations which demonstrate the following:

• service to the people of Tamworth

• enhancement of the applicant’s mission

• evidence of collaboration with other community organizations

• a means of becoming self-sustaining

We welcome ideas and queries as well as formal applications. In addition to grant money, we offer advice and guidance to community nonprofits and projects.

Download a grant application form.

Grant Application Frequently Asked Questions

1. Who can apply for a grant?

Any Organization with 501(c)3 status obtained from the IRS or legally recognized as a non-profit (Town of Tamworth, area churches) may apply for a grant, so long as the grant request contributes to the welfare of Tamworth residents.

2. What is involved in applying for a grant?

Please complete the grant application found on this website and, along with any other documentation you would like to provide, email it to Gail Marrone, President at [email protected].  If you would prefer traditional mail service, our postal address is P.O. Box 128, Tamworth, NH 03886.

3. When can I apply for a grant?

We will review proposals twice a year – on March 1 and September 1. Emergency funding will be reviewed on an as needed basis.

4. What is the profile of projects is The Tamworth Foundation interested in supporting?

Our Grant Guidelines list four priorities we use to evaluate grant applications:

• Service to the people of Tamworth
• Enhancement of the applicant’s mission
• Evidence of collaboration with other community organizations
• A means of becoming self-sustaining

“Our grants have supported every aspect of the Tamworth community; youth programs, health and well-being, educational opportunities, arts and recreation, historical restoration, town-wide projects, community stewardship, and matching grants.
Within the last three years, we have placed increased emphasis on who (an individual) will be responsible for the success of the project.
We also favor projects where some portion of the funds have been or will be raised by other means.

5. How should I deliver my grant request to The Tamworth Foundation?

Please see the answer to Question 2.6. Is it possible to meet with The Tamworth Foundation Board?

If you think you would like to meet with our Board, please call our President Keats Myer at 974-715-4599, to discuss your request.

7. How long will it take The Tamworth Foundation to decide on my grant request?

Grants requests normally will be responded to within thirty days of their receipt. If additional time or information is required, a Board Member will call you.