OVERVIEW: The Gilbert Verney Foundation supports hospitals, arts and culture, secondary education, conservation, human services, and Christian organizations in New Hampshire.
FUNDING AREAS: Hospitals, arts and culture, secondary education, conservation, human services, Christian organizations
IP TAKE: This low-profile foundation is a big supporter of local arts, culture and media in the New England region.
PROFILE: Established in 1947, the Gilbert Verney Foundation is an independent foundation based in Bennington, New Hampshire. It is under the care of Monadnock Paper Mills. Richard Verney is the president of the foundation and chairman and CEO of Monadnock Paper Mills. Meanwhile, E. Geoffrey Verney and Lumina V. Greenway are foundation trustees. Grantmaking areas of interest include hospitals, arts and culture, secondary education, conservation, human services, and Christian organizations.
The foundation does not have a website to guide grantseekers. However, the funder supports a wide range of local causes. For example, Gilbert Verney has supported the Monadnock Chorus and New Hampshire Public Television. It has also funded the American Red Cross of New Hampshire, Animal Rescue Rhode Island, Currier Museum of Art, Egan Maritime Institute, and All Saint’s Church. Richard Verney has been involved with Crotched Mountain, an organization that helps people with disabilities, and the Nantucket Conservation Foundation in the past, as well.
Foundation grants range between $250 and $10,000. Review the funder’s recent tax records to learn more about its local giving. In a recent year, the funder awarded approximately $382,255 in grants. The foundation’s giving is largely focused on New Hampshire nonprofits; however, it has also funded other parts of the New England region, as well.
It does not appear that this foundation accepts unsolicited grant applications from nonprofits. The phone number to reach the foundation staff is 603-588-3311.
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