Who We Are

The Beirne Carter Foundation was established in 1986 exclusively for charitable purposes and commenced grant making in 1989 with an initial funding of $14.0 million. Grant funding emphasis over the years has centered upon health, education, local history, nature, ecology and youth.

Guide to Website

  • Background and Guidelines

    Despite its original, broad mission statement, the Foundation has narrowed its grant making emphasis in recent years. At the same time, it has increased the number of Board directed grants made to organizations identified internally.
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  • Grant Making Process

    The Foundation employs at two-step application process. A first step, highly abbreviated Preliminary Proposal reduces preparatory time, provides a snap shot of the organization and its need, and insures a timely response.
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  • Completing a Proposal and Application

    Preliminary Proposals selected to advance to the Grant Application represent a small step percentage of total proposals submitted. Selection for grant application submission is not a guarantee of funding.
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