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Richard & Caroline T. Gwathmey Memorial Trust

Proposal due March 1; September 1
Program type Arts, Culture, & Humanities; Education; Human Services
Area served VA
Restrictions None
Grant history

Mission

The Richard & Caroline T. Gwathmey Memorial Trust was established by Mrs. Elizabeth Gwathmey Jeffress in 1981 in memory of her parents. Mrs. Jeffress was particularly interested in the history, literature, art and architecture of Virginia.

Guidelines

Applications from nonprofits focused on the following issue areas will be accepted for the March 1 deadline (notification by June 30):

  • Ensuring access to basic services – food, health care, shelter and/or safety
  • Creating, sustaining and retaining a viable workforce for Virginia
  • Preserving and protecting the environment

Applications from nonprofits focused on the following issue areas will be accepted for the September 1 deadline (notification by December 31):

  • Providing access to arts, culture and/or humanities
  • Preserving the important history of Virginia
  • Improving educational outcomes for disadvantaged children, youth and/or adults

The typical grant range: $5,000 - $60,000.

Type of support: One-year funding for program and general operating support. No capital or endowment support will be considered.

Special note: The Gwathmey Memorial Trust Allocation Committee is keenly focused on making geographically diverse investments across the Commonwealth of Virginia. Applications should be from established non-profit organizations seeking support for its overall operations, or a specific project with well-defined outcomes, clear definition of the return on investment and funding from an array of sources beyond the Gwathmey Memorial Trust.

In addition, nonprofits that receive support from the Gwathmey Memorial Trust will not be considered for additional funding sooner than 3 years from the award date of the previous grant.

Bank contact

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

dc.grantmaking@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:

dc.grantmaking@ustrust.com

Please indicate the foundation name in the email subject line.

Detailed foundation contact information can be found in the Procedures.