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Elizabeth Morse Genius Charitable Trust

Proposal due Rolling
Program type Arts, Culture, & Humanities; Education; Health; Human Services
Area served IL
Restrictions Chicago & Cook County
Grant history

Mission

The Elizabeth Morse Genius Charitable Trust, established in 1992, practices values-based grantmaking.

The Trust's Values Statement:

  • Tenet 1: Promoting “THISS:” promoting, instilling, and/or reflecting the values of individual and/or organizational thrift, humility, industry, self-sacrifice, and/or self-sufficiency
  • Tenet 2: Relieving Human Suffering: relieving human suffering by: (1) performing research and/or promoting education regarding the treatment of disease; (2) assisting youth who are from disadvantaged backgrounds, have troubled childhoods, have physical or mental disabilities, or experience emotional disorders; (3) addressing the concerns of the elderly; and/or (4) providing succor to human kind during time of natural or human-made disasters
  • Tenet 3: Developing Individual Self-Esteem and Dignity: developing within individuals, especially youth from underserved and/or under-resourced communities, a sense of self-esteem and dignity
  • Tenet 4: Encouraging Vigorous Athletic Activity: encouraging vigorous athletic activity, leading to physical health and/or spiritual well-being
  • Tenet 5: Developing Regional Solutions to Chicago’s Regional Challenges: developing regional solutions to Chicago’s regional challenges, thereby protecting and/or improving the quality of life for all its citizens

Guidelines

The Elizabeth Morse Genius Charitable Trust has a rolling application deadline. In general, applicants will be notified of grant decisions 3 to 4 months after proposal submission.

Bank of America acts as co-trustee for the Genius Charitable Trust in conjunction with Mr. James L. Alexander.

In general, grant requests for endowment campaigns or capital projects will not be considered.

The majority of grants from the Genius Charitable Trust are 1 year in duration. On occasion, multi-year support is awarded

Applying to The Elizabeth Morse Genius Charitable Trust for a grant is a two-step process.

Specific information and instructions regarding the application process can be found on the Elizabeth Morse Genius Charitable Trust website. A link to the site is provided in the Application & procedures module on this page.

Bank contact

To discuss the application process or for questions about this foundation, contact us:

ilgrantmaking@ustrust.com

Please indicate the foundation name in the email subject line.

Detailed foundation contact information can be found in the Procedures.

Bank contact

To discuss the application process or for questions about this foundation, contact us:

ilgrantmaking@ustrust.com

Please indicate the foundation name in the email subject line.

Detailed foundation contact information can be found in the Procedures.