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The Lane and Elizabeth C. Dwinell Charitable Trust

Proposal due August 15
Program type Arts, Culture, & Humanities; Community Improvement & Capacity Building; Education; Health Care; Human Services
Area served NH
Restrictions Charitable organizations serving the State of New Hampshire
Grant history

Mission

The mission of The Lane and Elizabeth C. Dwinell Charitable Trust is to strengthen the community and support positive social change in the State of New Hampshire.

 

The late Honorable Lane Dwinell and his wife, Elizabeth Cushman, lived in Lebanon, New Hampshire for more than 60 years. Over the course of their lifetime, both Lane and Elizabeth were extremely involved in civic and charitable endeavors in Lebanon and in other parts of the State of New Hampshire. Lane and Elizabeth created this charitable trust to continue their philanthropic interests.

 

In addition to a very successful career as President of the Carter and Churchill Company (Profile Ski Wear), Lane Dwinell was very active in State and Federal politics and served as Governor of New Hampshire from 1954 to 1958.

 

Elizabeth Dwinell was also a strong supporter of political efforts at both the state and local level. She worked as a reporter for the Granite State Free Press and was a leading actress with the Dartmouth Players. Mrs. Dwinell was a member of the Lebanon Women’s Club, the New Hampshire Society of Colonial Dames of America and the Daughters of Colonial Wars.

Guidelines

The Trustee will accept grant proposals from a wide variety of charitable organizations and will consider operating, program/project or capital requests.

 

The Trustee will closely adhere to the following Donor provisions:

 

 

  • • Applicants must be classified as a nonprofit charitable organization under section 501 (c)(3) of the IRS Code
  • • Geographic preference will be given to organizations serving the City of Lebanon and the Upper Valley region.
  • • Special consideration will be given to charitable organizations whose work brings to light the “liberal bias of the media”
  • • Grants to hospitals, clinics, medical schools, or medical foundations will be considered only if the ultimate goal of the grant is to decrease the cost of health care
  • • Grants to Dartmouth College will be limited to the Amos Tuck School and/or the Hopkins Center and Hood Museum

 

Other considerations

 

  • • Grants will not be made to organizations, which, in the Trustee’s judgment, devote an excessive amount of money to fundraising
  • • Most grant requests and commitments are for 1 year. However, occasionally, strategic multi-year requests will be awarded
  • • A charitable organization can submit only 1 request per year
  • • Rarely will an organization receive funding for the same purpose or project for more than five consecutive years
  • • No grants will be made to individuals
  • • When selecting grant recipients for The Lane and Elizabeth C. Dwinell Charitable Trust, Bank of America works closely and consults with a local Advisory Committee.

Bank contact

To discuss the application process or for questions about this foundation, contact us:

ma.grantmaking@ustrust.com

Please indicate the foundation name in the email subject line.

Detailed foundation contact information can be found in the Procedures.

Bank contact

To discuss the application process or for questions about this foundation, contact us:

ma.grantmaking@ustrust.com

Please indicate the foundation name in the email subject line.

Detailed foundation contact information can be found in the Procedures.