Mr. & Mrs. William Foulds Family Foundation

OVERVIEW: The Mr. & Mrs. William Foulds Family Foundation supports arts, culture, humanities, education, and human services in Manchester, Connecticut.

FUNDING AREAS: Arts, culture, humanities, education, human services

IP TAKE: Although this foundation is managed by Bank of America, it does not follow the standard grant application process. Contact the trustee for details.

PROFILE: Established in 1984, the Mr. & Mrs. William Foulds Family Foundation is a private foundation in Connecticut. The local family established this foundation to aid underserved populations in their home region and promote quality programming for them. This foundation is managed by Bank of America’s Connecticut office. Bank of America serves as co-trustee of the foundation in conjunction with Gerald A. Joseloff. Grantmaking includes  arts, culture, humanities, education, and human services.

This funder supports a wide range of issue areas in the Tri-state area. It often prioritizes groups that serve the people of Manchester, but it will consider many different types of local causes. This foundation does not provide funding for capital projects. Past local grantees include the North Methodist Episcopal Church, Symphony Society of Greater Hartford, and Smith College.

Foundation grants are often $2,000 to $8,000 each. Learn more about this funder’s local giving by examining its Foundation Center grant history. Grantmaking focuses on the city of Manchester, Connecticut. The funder makes grants for only one-year periods. It does not award grants to nonprofits for more than three consecutive years.

This foundation accepts unsolicited grant applications from nonprofits. However, the funder does not use the standard grant application that many other foundations that use Bank of America as their trustee in Connecticut do. Instead, grantseekers must send an email to to request a grant application directly and put “Foulds Family Foundation” in the subject line of the email request. The annual application deadline is April 30 and applicants can expect to hear back with a funding decision by letter within about two to three months after this date. Direct general questions to the staff at or 860-244-4870.


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