Total giving: $12.17 million
Asia and Vermont
The following grants were reported in recent years:
UNITED BOARD FOR CHRISTIAN HIGHER EDUCATION IN ASIA -UBCA-
New York, New York
$67,500 in 2011
SALZBURG GLOBAL SEMINARY -SALZBURG- $125,000 in 2011
PACIFIC LUTHERAN UNIVERSITY
Tacoma, Washington – $100,000 in 2009
The foundation’s funding is limited primarily to Vermont for environmental and special interest grants, whereas Asian studies grants are disbursed nationally.
No confirmed application deadline(s) are provided by this foundation. Foundations which do not stipulate deadlines are best approached directly for more information. Some foundations have a continuous intake of proposals. A reference to the fiscal year end may be a useful guide as to when new funds will become available for disbursement. The fiscal year end for this foundation is December.
Established in 1978 in VT.
In 1919 Mansfield Freeman, with his wife Mary, took a teaching position at Tsinghua University in Beijing, CN. After four years, Mansfield left the Tsinghua faculty to help found the company that would later be known as American International Group (AIG). In 1978, retired from his career at AIG, Mansfield placed a significant portion of his assets in a trust that was to fund a philanthropic foundation upon his death. Its primary mission, he wrote, would be “to strengthen the bonds of friendship between this country and those of the Far East; to develop a greater appreciation of Oriental cultures in this country and a better understanding of American institutions in and purposes on the part of the peoples of East Asia, and to stimulate an exchange of ideas in economic and cultural fields which will help create mutual understanding and thus lessen the danger of such frictions and disagreements as lead to war.” Furthermore, as a child, Mansfield had spent many summers in Vermont where his family had established deep roots, and later made his home there. The mission he set forth for his foundation had a second thrust — the preservation and protection of Vermont’s forests, farmlands, waterways, and natural resources. In 1993, a year after Mansfield’s death, his family carried out his wishes, and the Freeman Foundation was established, with offices in Stowe, Vermont, and New York City. Later Honolulu was added.
At the close of 2008, the market value of the foundation’s assets totaled $276.3 million, 73 percent decrease from the 2007 value ($1 billion).
Provides support for the following:
Asia and Vermont
Application form not required. Applicants should submit the following:
Copy of IRS Determination Letter
Brief history of organization and description of its mission
Copy of most recent annual report/audited financial statement/990
How project’s results will be evaluated or measured
Listing of board of directors, trustees, officers and other key people and their affiliations
Detailed description of project and amount of funding requested
Copy of current year’s organizational budget and/or project budget
Listing of additional sources and amount of support
Initial approach: Letter
Copies of proposal: 7
Board meeting date(s): Quarterly
Deadline(s): One month before meetings
Graeme Freeman, Executive Director
George B. Snell