Special Grant Program
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 overcome personal challenges.
We want to hear what you need.
We’re always interested in talking with organizations that share our goal of hearing and responding to the needs of people facing adversity or personal challenges.
- Download the 2017 special grant application here. The special annual grants application deadline is January 15th
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.