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Helen Irwin Littauer Educational Trust

Proposal due March 1
Program type Arts, Culture, & Humanities; Education; Food, Agriculture, & Nutrition; Health; Housing & Shelter; Human Services
Area served TX
Restrictions Primarily Tarrant County
Grant history

Mission

Mrs. Littauer was born in Fort Worth, Texas, and was a descendant of the Cetti family, a prominent Fort Worth family. She earned a degree in journalism and worked in New York as an editor. In 1952, she moved to Connecticut and became an active community volunteer and was involved in city government.

As a result of her passion for teaching, she also worked with troubled youth and was honored with numerous awards for her civic endeavors. Mrs. Littauer established the Educational Trust in 1969 and remained involved in grant decisions until her death in 1989.

Guidelines

The Helen Irwin Littauer Educational Trust deadline is March 1.

The Trust considers requests primarily from charitable organizations that provide services to Tarrant County and is particularly interested in, but not limited to, charitable organizations that focus on:

  • Scholarships that enable needy, but worthy boys and girls and young adults to attend school, college or university, with a particular emphasis on making scholarships available for attending schools of journalism
  • Promotion of art, education and good citizenship
  • Alleviating human suffering
  • Medical care and treatment for all needy persons, including hospitals and clinics
  • Providing care, education, recreation and/or physical training for needy, orphaned or disabled children
  • Care of needy persons who are sick, aged or disabled
  • Improvement of living and working conditions of all persons

Eligibility to re-apply for a grant award from the Helen Irwin Littauer Educational Trust requires organizations to skip 1 grant cycle (1 year) before submitting a subsequent application. For example, if your organization submitted a grant application for the March 2019 deadline and received a grant award within that same year, your organization would not be eligible to re-apply until March of 2021.

Grants are typically between $1,000 and $25,000.

Bank contact

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

tx.philanthropic@ustrust.com

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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:

tx.philanthropic@ustrust.com

Please indicate the foundation name in the email subject line.

Detailed foundation contact information can be found in the Procedures.