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
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. We place emphasis on having an individual who 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.
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.
Tamworth Veterans Memorial funded by The Tamworth Foundation in 2006. Photo by Brad Ball
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 nonprofit (Town of Tamworth, area churches) may apply for a grant, so long as the grant request contributes to the welfare of Tamworth residents. 2. 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. 3. What type 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
4. Is it possible to meet with The Tamworth Foundation Board? If you think you would like to meet with our Board, please email our President, Gail Marrone, to discuss your request.
5. How long will it take The Tamworth Foundation to decide on my grant request?The Foundation will respond after their next board meeting, or within 45 days, whichever comes first.
Download a Grant Application Form
Please complete the grant application, which you can download below, along with any other documentation you would like to provide, email it to Gail Marrone, President. We also request that you send a printed copy by mail. Our postal address is PO Box 128, Tamworth, NH 03886.