The Ramsey McCluskey Family Foundation is a small private foundation started by Meg Ramsey in
1999 and dedicated to the support of projects in arts education and general education.
The Foundation has a yearly grant making budget of approximately $200,000. Each year the Foundation awards ten - fifteen Single-Year Grants and four Trilogy Grants. Single-Year Grants
may by up to $7500. Trilogy Grants are three-year grants of $7500 per year. Grants are generally given for specific
projects or programs that can show measurable results. Grants are usually
NOT given for general operating expenses, endowments, sponsorship of performances, or building funds.
Areas of Interest
The Foundation has two areas of interest that often coincide.
1. General Education: The Foundation will consider
proposals for projects in Pre-school through High School level education. We are committed to helping students become excited and engaged in learning,
whether it is in the school environment, after-school, or in other settings. In 2015, approximately one-third of the grant budget targeted general education projects.
2. Arts Education: The Foundation will
consider proposals for projects in any area of pre-school through high school hands-on arts education. We are particularly interested in projects with sustained contact for students. Please note that our limited budget does not allow us to sponsor performing arts events. In 2015, approximately two-thirds of our grant budget went to arts education projects.
The Foundation is local in scope and limits new grantmaking to a fifty mile radius of our MetroWest Boston (Lincoln) location.