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Catherine Holmes Wilkins Charitable Foundation

Proposal due Rolling
Program type Education; Health; Human Services; Medical Research
Area served WA
Restrictions Puget Sound area
Grant history

Mission

The Catherine Holmes Wilkins Charitable Foundation was created in trust to provide charitable grants to qualified medical research and social service agencies in the Puget Sound region. Organizations must operate within or significantly affect the residents of the Greater Seattle region: Tacoma to Everett, Seattle, and the Eastside.

Guidelines

Proposals must be received by the due dates noted.

 

There are 3 grant cycles for the Wilkins Charitable Foundation:

  • The second Monday of March
  • The fourth Friday of June, and
  • The second Friday of October

Funding Priorities

Medical Research – Grants will be made to medical and academic centers conducting research and training in areas of cancer, heart disease, and mental illness

Physically Handicapped and Mentally Ill – grants will be made to community nonprofit organizations providing direct social services to people with physical disabilities or mental illness who are primarily low-income or destitute

Humanitarian Services – Grants will be made for programs providing immediate support to those in need with a particular emphasis on services for abused women and children

  • Preference will be given to projects rather than ongoing operating expenses
  • When funding capital campaigns, preference will be given to smaller campaigns where modest contributions may have an impact
  • Average grant size ranges from $2,000 to $5,000 per year
  • If your organization has received three consecutive grants from the foundation, it must wait two years before re-applying

Funding Policies

  • Applicant organizations not related to medical research must have annual operating budgets of less than $1 million. (However, larger organizations which have received two Wilkins grants within the last five years may re-apply for support)
  • The Wilkins foundation only accepts multi-year grants from organizations that have been awarded two individual grants within the previous five years

Grants will not be considered for the following

  • Individuals or for scholarships
  • Organizations which have been declined for funding twice in the previous five years
  • Debt retirement or to meet operation deficits

Bank contact

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

wa.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:

wa.grantmaking@ustrust.com

Please indicate the foundation name in the email subject line.

Detailed foundation contact information can be found in the Procedures.