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Alexander Eastman Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-03-08

At A Glance

Alexander Eastman Foundation

83 Conleys Grove Rd.

Derry, NH United States 03038

Telephone: (603) 622-8881


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-09-30)

Assets: $11,925,361

Total giving: $525,314





Additional Contact Information

Contact for Application Grant Inquiries: Paul Herbert, tel.: (603) 864-0207, e-mail:; additional tel.: 1 (888) 228-1821, ext. 80, Scholarship address: Paul Herbert, Alexander Eastman Foundation, c/o 501hub, Inc., 20 Broad St., Ste. 1, Nashua, NH 03064


Established in 1983 in NH

Purpose and Activities

Awards grants to improve the quality and availability of health care and to promote good health and well-being for residents of the Derry, Londonderry, Windham, Chester, Hampstead, and Sandown, NH, area; giving also includes scholarship assistance for area residents working in the health care field. Currently, thr foundation is particularly interested in receiving proposals that address health care access, mental health care access, obesity and hunger.

Program Area(s)

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

Alexander Eastman Foundation Health Professions Scholarship Program

Scholarships range from $500 to $2,500 for health care workers who seek to upgrade their professional skills to utilize new equipment and medical techniques, to improve knowledge in a specific health care area and to add to professional qualifications to ensure job security or career advancement. Applicants must currently practice health-care skills or work in health-service organizations in: Derry, Londonderry, Windham, Sandown, East Hampstead, Hampstead, or Chester, NH, or be a resident of the same towns and currently practice health care skills or work in health-service organizations in one of the following towns: Derry Londonderry, Windham, Sandown, East Hampstead, Hampstead, Chester, Atkinson, Auburn, Salem, or Pelham. Applicants must also be entering or enrolled in a full-time, part-time or short-term program of study in a health field including, but not limited to: medicine, dentistry, nursing, medical laboratory, radiology, pharmacology, rehabilitation therapy, nutrition, health care administration, or home health care; be an independent student (over age 24 or have others dependent on them); and understand and agree to adhere to the above mentioned residency/ employment guidelines for at least 18 months after receipt of the award.

Grants to Individuals Program

Scholarships for students of NH, pursuing postsecondary education or training in a health care field.

Fields of Interest

  • Agriculture
  • Education
  • Family services
  • Health
  • Human services
  • Mental health care
  • Obesity
Population Groups
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Low-income and poor people

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-09-30

Assets: $11,925,361 (market value)

Gifts received: $79,791

Expenditures: $643,866

Total giving: $525,314

Qualifying distributions: $591,582

Giving activities include:

$525,314 for 19 grants (high: $239,500; low: $1,500)