To support agencies, institutions, and services that benefit blind or handicapped persons.
Organizations that benefit blind or handicapped persons.
There are no geographic limitations; however, the trust has a practice of primarily supporting organizations located in Connecticut.
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The Anthony F. Bauer Trust Fund is dedicated to making grants to qualified charitable organizations benefiting blind or handicapped persons.
- To be eligible, organizations must qualify as exempt organizations under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
- Applications must be submitted through the online grant application form or alternative accessible application designed for assistive technology users.
The foundation normally does not fund requests for:
- General operating support
- Political activities
- Fundraising events including dinners, benefits and athletic events.
Average grant size: $3,000 - $5,000
Average number of grants per year: 3
Average total giving per year: $12,000
Application period and deadlines
Applications are accepted year-round. Applications must be submitted by May 30 to be reviewed at the annual grant meeting that occurs each July.
Applicants will receive an automated email confirming their submission. Grant decisions are generally communicated by July for applications received by the deadline.
Required agreements and reports
Except as otherwise specified when a grant is awarded, a progress report must be submitted within 6 months after receiving funds.
About the Foundation
The Anthony F. Bauer Trust Fund was established under the Last Will and Testament of Mr. Bauer out of his desire to provide support for those in need, particularly blind or handicapped persons. Anthony Bauer and his brother, Erwin, ran the family business, Bauer Farm, located in Madison, Connecticut. Thanks to Anthony’s generosity, many Connecticut communities, as well as the Hope School in Springfield, Illinois, will benefit for years to come.