Funding Cycle

The trustees review grant applications and make awards once a year in the late fall. Applications must be submitted to the Foundation by October 1. Organizations submitting grants are notified of the trustees’ decision by the end of the year. The Foundation usually distributes grants in January.

Applicant Eligibility

The Foundation awards charitable grants only to organizations that are tax exempt under Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code. It does not award grants to private foundations under Section 509 of the Code.

Grant Application and Certification

To apply for a grant, please send a brief cover letter (not to exceed three pages) together with a completed application form.

Download Application Form Here

Either email a completed form to or send by mail to this address:

Rosamond Thaxter Foundation
Attn: Elizabeth Small
H.M. Payson & Co.
P.O. Box 31
Portland, ME 04112-0031