Marion Isabell Coe Fund

OVERVIEW: The Marion Isabell Coe Fund supports human services and housing programs in Connecticut.

FUNDING AREAS: Human services, housing

IP TAKE: This funder supports very specific causes, but is good to know for housing nonprofits in Connecticut.

PROFILE: Established in 1941, the Marion Isabell Coe Fund is a private foundation based in Connecticut. The founder wished to support human services that help underserved adults in her home region. This foundation is managed by Bank of America’s Connecticut office. Grantmaking includes human services needs and housing efforts in select Connecticut communities.

This funder is primarily concerned with assisting housing organizations to help individuals remain in their own homes. Therefore, grantmaking often funds housing efforts that aid local residents whose homes are undergoing repairs, maintenance, or are otherwise temporarily unlivable. The foundation often gives unrestricted general operating support.

Foundation grants often range between $10,000 and $25,000. Learn more about this funder’s local giving by examining its recent tax records. Grantmaking prioritizes Litchfield, Connecticut. However, the foundation also supports the Connecticut towns of Morris, Warren, and Goshen. Most of these grants are for one-year periods only. Past local grantees include Litchfield Hills Chore Service in Litchfield, Connecticut.

The foundation accepts unsolicited grant applications from nonprofits. The annual application deadline is November 1, and applicants can expect to hear back with a funding decision within about two months after this date. Grantseekers must use the Bank of America online system to apply for a grant. Direct general questions to the staff at 860-244-4870.


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