The Foundation awards grants to educational institutions, public television, and other non-profit organizations whose proposals are specific and achievable, and whose successes can be replicated by other organizations. Awards are granted generally in the $10,000 - $20,000 range.
Only not-for-profit organizations with Section 501 (c)(3) tax exempt status are eligible for grants. Grants are made primaily to organizations and institutions in New England. The Foundation does not support individuals, organizations without Section 501 (c)(3) status, lobbying, religious or political groups. The Foundation does not make grants in support of capital campaigns or general operating costs.
The Board of Directors meets twice each year, usually in May and November, to review grant applications, evaluate results of previous grants, and allocate funds. Applications are reviewed by a program committee which in turn makes recommendations to the Board.
Application deadlines are generally March 15 and September 15.