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Norwin S. and Elizabeth N. Bean Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-07-17

At A Glance

Norwin S. and Elizabeth N. Bean Foundation

40 Stark St.

Manchester, NH United States 03101-1979

Telephone: (603) 493-7257


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $13,099,302

Total giving: $536,402






Trust established in 1967 in NH; later became an affiliated trust of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, of which it is now independent

Purpose and Activities

Giving primarily for human services, including low-income housing programs and youth; support also for education, health associations, the arts, the environment, and the public benefit.

Program Area(s)

The grantmaker has identified the following area(s) of interest:

Program-Related Investment

Historically, the foundation has made PRIs for housing-related activities through a revolving loan fund administered by a New Hampshire philanthropic organization. PRI loans were made to a New Hampshire philanthropic organization at below market rates to provide for a variety of needs, including cash flow management, acquisition of property and equipment, and repairs or improvements to facilities, particularly when these improvements make facilities more energy efficient.

Fields of Interest

  • Arts and culture
  • Diseases and conditions
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Health
  • Housing development
  • Human services
  • Youth services
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Low-income and poor people
  • Students
  • Associations

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $13,099,302 (market value)

Expenditures: $679,697

Total giving: $536,402

Qualifying distributions: $620,571