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Objectives & Guidelines

The Braitmayer Foundation, located in Marion, Massachusetts, was established in 1964 through a gift from Marian S. Braitmayer. Currently five members of the family direct the activities of the Foundation.

Objectives

The Foundation is interested in proposals utilizing innovative practices in K-12 education throughout the United States. Of particular interest are:

  • Curricular and school reform initiatives.
  • Preparation of and professional development opportunities for teachers, particularly those which encourage people of high ability and diverse background to enter and remain in K-12 teaching.

In addition, the Braitmayer Foundation provides modest support of activities in Marion, Massachusetts and surrounding communities which will improve the quality of life for residents in the area. 

Guidelines

The Foundation is pleased to have its grants used anywhere in the United States as seed money, challenge grants, or to match other grants to the recipient organizations. The Foundation does not make grants to individuals, multi year grants, nor grants for general operating, endowment purposes or building programs. Unless a small percentage of the total amount requested, normally the Foundation does not make grants for childcare, pre-kindergarten, or after school programs nor for equipment including hardware, software, and books. PLease note: This grant cycle takes one full year from submission of a Letter of Inquiry to notification and may include a site visit.

The Foundation awards Grants up to $35,000
Applications shall be submitted online, via our website, between February 1st and March 15th. The application includes:

  • A two page Letter of Inquiry describing the proposed project, including timeframe. Please provide contact information, including email. Appendices should be limited.
  • Proposed budget
  • Proof of 501 (c)(3) status or other tax-exempt ruling letter.

By August 1st, the trustees will invite selected organizations to submit full proposals due October 15th. Normally a representative of the Foundation will conduct a site visit prior to the end of February. Decisions will be announced by March 15th, 2014. Successful organizations must wait two years before reapplication. 

PLEASE NOTE: We are not offering our $10,000 grants this cycle.