President's Report

Grant Application Guidlines

Carpenter Foundation Grants
July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2017


Financial Statements

Trustees and Staff





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The Carpenter Foundation Trustees

The Carpenter Foundation has two kinds of trustees: family trustees and public trustees. There are six positions for family trustees and four positions for public trustees. Family trustees serve five-year terms, which are renewable without limit. Public trustees serve two-year terms and can serve a maximum of two terms.

Public trustees were added to the board in 1972. These thoughtful and engaged community members bring new ideas and new perspectives to the Foundation, while family members provide continuity and an understanding of history. The combination yields rich and lively discussions about the community and its needs and a well-reasoned approach to grant-making.

While most foundations make grants on an annual or semi-annual basis, the trustees of the Carpenter Foundation meet quarterly to make grant decisions.

Board of Trustees  
Emily C. Mostue President
Karen C. Allan Vice President & Secretary
William R. Moffat Investment Manager & Treasurer
Mary Curtis Gramley  
Linda Hugle  
Lee Murdoch  
Sue Naumes  
Paul Nicholson  
Dan Thorndike
Foundation Staff  
Polly Williams Program Officer
Tammie Henriksen Office Administrator


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— Dalai Lama

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