Our Grants

Who We Support

The Evelyn S. and K.E. Barrett Foundation (eskebarrettfoundation.org) supports organizations that are working to improve children’s health, safety, and education to create opportunities for their enrichment so that they may live fulfilling lives.

How We Award Our Grants

Focus Areas

The Foundation awards grants based on the following Focus Areas specifically related to the support of children:

  • Health and Wellness
  • Education
  • Human Services (Food, Water and Shelter)

Additionally, the Foundation’s principal focus is to make grants to benefit children up to the age of 18. The Foundation’s preference is to support projects ranging from start-up/pilot programs to the renewal of existing programs. The Foundation will also provide grants for general operating support to organizations whose mission is in alignment with the Foundation’s Focus Areas. The Foundation does not support capital campaigns or endowments.

The Foundation makes grants to charitable organizations that support children in need both in the United States and abroad. In our earlier years the Foundation’s grants within the US were primarily awarded to organizations in the northern New England states, however that focus has shifted and we now support groups throughout the entire country.



    All entities applying for grants from the Foundation are required to be qualified as a 501(c)(3) organization. Annual Foundation grants are competitive and not all applications can be approved.

    The Foundation does not make grants to:

    • Individuals
    • Capital campaigns
    • Endowments
    • Political campaigns
    • Organizations that discriminate on the basis of religion, gender, race, ethnicity, disabilities or political beliefs


    Funding Cycles

    The Trustees currently meet once per year to review all grant applications and award grants. The deadline to submit Grant Applications is 4/30. The annual Trustees Meeting for the review of applications and decisions on grants takes place in late May with annual grant awards announced in early June.


    Application Process

    All Nonprofit organizations meeting the Foundation’s eligibility requirements may submit a Grant Application for consideration by the Foundation’s Board. Before beginning an application, please review the Eligibility section and our Focus Areas to ensure that you are eligible to apply. Please contact Foundation Staff at info@eskebarrettfoundation.org if you would like to discuss a project or if you have questions about the application process.

    Our Grant Application can be accessed by clicking on the “Grant Application” button below. Please complete all questions on the application prior to submission. The IRS Determination Letter identifying your organization as having 501(c)(3) status must also be submitted along your most recent audited Financial Report and any supplemental documentation or supporting materials that pertain to your Grant Application. All Grant Applications must be received by 4/30 to be considered by the Board.


    Grantee Reporting

    The Trustees of the Evelyn S. and K.E. Barrett Foundation maintain an ongoing interest in both the organizations and projects that we support. All grant recipients are required to submit a written report to the Foundation between six and eight months after receiving the grant to provide an update on the impact that the grant has made. This information is vital to the Trustees and allows the Foundation to evaluate the effectiveness of each grant.

    Following the award of a grant from the Foundation, recipients are encouraged to publicize the grant award via press releases to traditional media outlets, social media posts as well as articles or announcements within their own organizations. We believe that this publicity will create a greater understanding of the Evelyn S. and K.E. Barrett Foundation’s Focus Areas and the organizations with whom we work.


    Grant Size and Duration

    Grants will vary in size but have historically ranged from $2,500 up to $20,000 and are made on an annual basis. Future expansion of the Foundation’s endowment may dictate larger grant amounts going forward, though final determination of that is up to the discretion of the Trustees.

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