Special Grant Program

Responding to human need
The Tramuto Foundation's special grants are awarded to two (2) organizations helping either an individual or community overcome a serious challenge.

To us, a Tramuto Foundation grant is an opportunity to overcome adversity and injustice wherever it occurs and let the human potential of individuals or populations of people thrive.

The grants we award are in the spirit of compassion and empathy. We believe in assisting organizations that have demonstrated these qualities, along with dedication and innovation that have helped affect positive change within communities, or in individuals who have faced adversity or ohvercome personal challenges.

We want to hear what you need.

Want to learn more or make an application for your organization’s critical need?

  • Download our Annual Special Grant Application here. For consideration, applications need to be submitted annually by January 15th to the Tramuto Foundation.

Since 2001, the Foundation has improved educational opportunities for high school graduates and college students. We have expanded access to high quality healthcare in Maine and around the world. And we have supported local non-profit organizations that strive to be welcoming, instructive and inclusive.

From our beginning, the money raised by the Tramuto Foundation has helped tens of thousands of people realize the mission of creating a brighter future through our student scholarships, as well as financial grants to organizations worldwide whose vision is to help right the wrong and make this world a better place for all. We have served as a voice in creating partnerships that have a sustainable and measureable impact in making the world more just and fair.

Some of our special grants that we have just completed or are in the process of funding include

  • Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights
  • Boston University School of Public Health
  • Health eVillages/Lwala Community Alliance-Childhood Nutrition Program
  • Frannie Peabody Center, Portland, ME
  • York County Community College-gerontology degree program & creation support
  • Christ The King Seminary – field service program, Father Joe Gatto
  • Ogunquit Museum of American Art – Children’s Art Program
  • Ogunquit Playhouse – Youth Summer Theatre program endowment

Our past grant recipients include (partial list)

  • Regis College
  • Maine Special Olympics
  • Cambodia – The Sharing Foundation
  • Leukemia Society
  • Katrina Housing Relief Fund
  • 3 Family’s
  • Windrush Farm
  • State of Maine Foster Children Program
  • AIDS Seacoast Foundation
  • American Diabetes Association
  • The Friends Project
  • Seacoast Hospice
  • Camp Sunshine
  • Gastro-Intestinal Research
  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund

Throughout the course of Donato’s life, it has never been about doing something great; rather, it has been about doing little things that have the capacity to drive great change. It has been about serving as the conduit to bring people together from all walks of life, working collaboratively with the notion that it makes no difference how much you give. What makes the difference is that you gave. It makes no difference how much you do. What makes the difference is you did something. The Tramuto Foundation has been hearing and responding to human need since our founding in Ogunquit, ME in September 2001.

Hearing Human Need

This isn’t just what we do.
We believe it’s our duty as citizens of the world. Attuned to people and the challenges they face, be it here in Maine, or across oceans, our goal is to make resources available to individuals and communities in need through collaborative partnerships.

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