Marion and Miriam Rose Fund

OVERVIEW: The Marion and Miriam Rose Fund supports human services causes in Little Rock, Arkansas.

FUNDING AREAS: Human services

IP TAKE: Focus grant requests on underprivileged children’s needs in Little Rock for the best opportunities with this funder.

PROFILE: The Marion and Miriam Rose Fund is a private foundation that is focused on the state of Arkansas. George B. Rose and Marion Rose created this fund in their wills. George B. Rose was an attorney who was born in Batesville, Arkansas and was a long-time resident of Little Rock, Arkansas. He was a member of the law firm, Rose, Loughborough, Dobyns & House. Miriam Rose was the daughter of George and Marion Rose. The foundation aims to “support childcare facilities serving dependent, neglected, indigent and emotionally disturbed children and children in foster care.” Managed by Bank of America’s Texas office, the foundation funds local human services efforts in Arkansas.

The Marion and Miriam Rose Fund regularly supports a wide range of nonprofit efforts conducted by human services groups. Overall, the funder focuses on groups that serve the needs of local children. It provides general operating support to groups that have operating budgets less than $1 million. However, the foundation does not typically consider requests for capital projects, endowment campaigns, or for individuals.

Grants range between about $10,000 and $30,000 Learn more about this funder’s local giving by examining its Foundation Center grant history. Grantmaking focuses exclusively on Little Rock Arkansas. Past local grantees include Our House, Easter Seals Arkansas, Audubon Arkansas, and Big Brother Big Sisters of Central Arkansas. Most Rose Fund grants are for one-year periods.

This foundation accepts unsolicited grant applications from nonprofits. The annual application deadline is March 1, and applicants can expect to hear back with a funding decision within about three to four 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 tx.philanthropic@ustrust.com or 800-357-7094.

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