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Tefft Foundation

Stanton E. and M. Elaine Tefft Foundation
Bedford, New Hampshire 03110


We invite you to take the time to explore our site. We are very proud of our history and of the students and organizations that have benefited from what we have done and plan on continuing to do.

Our goals are to promote, protect and support the preservation of the American culture and heritage. We provide financial and other support to persons active in jazz music performance and promotion; to persons active in participation and promotion of track and field; and persons acting to defend civil rights as secured by the Constitutions of New Hampshire and the United States and the Bill of Rights. We also support libraries, museums and other depositories of our culture and heritage.

Since our first award in 2008 to date, we have awarded a total of 39 awards to seniors of eleven different high schools in New Hampshire in recognition of work well done to help us achieve our goals. In 2023, seven students each received a $1,000.00 cash award. For the first four years, I personally funded the awards. Since 2012, when the Foundation received its 501(c)(3) designation, awards are funded through the Foundation. As a 501(c)(3), any donations to the Foundation are tax deductible.

If you know of any eligible seniors who have an interest in our goals, please tell them about us. If you would like to make a tax deductible contribution to support our work, we would welcome the help.