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Helen E. Ellis Charitable Trust

Proposal due September 15
Program type Arts, Culture, & Humanities; Environment
Area served MA
Restrictions Westport, Dartmouth, New Bedford, MA
Grant history

Mission

The Helen E. Ellis Charitable Trust was established to carry on the life work of Miss Ellis. A noted sculptor and artist, Miss Ellis was known throughout the community as a strong supporter of artistic talent and endeavored to enrich her community in the arts. As assistant curator of the Old Dartmouth Historical Society, she organized and promoted exhibitions that would foster public participation in the museum.

The Helen E. Ellis Charitable Trust strives to continue Miss Ellis’ work through grants that support cultural experiences for children and adults in the Westport, Dartmouth and New Bedford, MA areas. The Helen E. Ellis Charitable Trust provides grants to organizations that create programs relating to arts, music, crafts, conservation, wildlife and history preservation.

Guidelines

The Trustee will make decisions to award grants consistent with the general objectives of the Helen E. Ellis Charitable Trust, "... with primary consideration to those programs which will confer a benefit upon the citizens of the towns of Westport and Dartmouth and the city of New Bedford, MA. With respect to proposals of equal merit, preference shall be accorded to those submitted by organizations located within the Town of Westport, MA."

The following types of requests may be submitted.

  • Programs that provide educational or cultural experiences to children and/or adults in the towns of Westport and Dartmouth and the city of New Bedford
  • Programs relating to conservation, wildlife, history preservation and the promotion of the arts, music and crafts in these areas

Project/program requests are preferred. The Foundation does not consider requests for the following: multi-year support, endowments, capital campaigns, academic or medical research religious or sectarian purposes, operating budget items (except for limited support of critical programming) or direct grants to individuals or other private foundations.

The application deadline for the Helen E. Ellis Charitable Trust is September 15. Applicants will be notified of grant decisions by December 31.

Bank contact

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

ma.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:

ma.grantmaking@ustrust.com

Please indicate the foundation name in the email subject line.

Detailed foundation contact information can be found in the Procedures.