The George A. Ramlose Foundation, Inc. was founded by the late George A. Ramlose of Hingham, MA in 1956. Mr. Ramlose was in the food handling business and was instrumental in developing and selling conveyor belt systems for super market checkouts. He founded this foundation as a way of giving back to the community and enriching lives. In the beginning years of the foundation Mr. Ramlose and various business associates served on the board. After his death his daughter, Dorothy Fisher, now deceased, and her husband were active on the board. Two long-time board members were Ernest F. Boyce of Georgia and A. Leavitt Taylor of Massachusetts. Their respective sons Peter F. Boyce and David L. Taylor and their wives are continuing the work started by George A. Ramlose and sustained by their fathers.
WHAT WE FUND
We generally fund smaller qualified organizations where grants will be used for equipment or special projects. One-tìme projects or scholarships are considered. We seldom fund salaries or general operating support and rarely do we fund huge organizations. Since we do not provide a continuing source of funding, we do not usually make repetitive or multi-year grants to the same organization. We do not make grants to individuals. Small organizations receive preference over larger organizations. Most grants are in the $2,000 - $6,000 range.
REQUIREMENTS FOR GRANT APPLICATION
A grant application must include the following:
Completed Grant Application: Download Application here.
501c3 Classification Letter
Additional Documentation: You may submit 1-8 pages worth of supporting documentation to supplement your grant application. This should include a specific project budget and an organizational budget (in summary). Please keep your additional documentation relevant and concise to expedite the review process.
Please package all three elements of the grant application as a single PDF document.
Preference is given to applications received from organizations in close geographic proximity to Georgia and New England.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Peter F. Boyce, President (Georgia)
Carole C. Boyce, Vice-President (Georgia)
Linda M. Taylor, Vice-President (Massachusetts)
Davíd L. Taylor, Secretary-Treasurer (Massachusetts)
The Directors meet annually in the fall to award grants based on applícations received.
GRANT APPLICATION DEADLINES
Grant applications will only be accepted from July 1 - August 31. Grant requests must be submitted my email using the instructions detailed here.
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