Lydia Collins deForest Charitable Trust
|| August 31
|| Human Services; Religion-Related
The Lydia Collins deForest Charitable Trust was established in 2002. The deForest Charitable Trust specifically supports:
- Organizations that provide services to those who are visually limited
- Churches and organizations affiliated with the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States and other religious organizations in union with or recognized by the Episcopal Church
- Organizations that provide services to those who are homeless, unemployed, or substance-dependent
The deForest Charitable Trust specifically serves the people of New Jersey, with occasional support given to organizations within the Metro New York City area.
The application deadline for the deForest Charitable Trust is August 31. Applicants will be notified of grant decisions before February 28 of the following year.
Bank of America acts as co-trustee for the deForest Charitable Trust, in conjunction with Mr. Robert Bourne and Ms. Jean Marano.
Special consideration is given to the following 3 organizations which were Mrs. deForest's favorite charities: The Lighthouse, Inc., New York, New York; Calvary Episcopal Church, Summit, New Jersey; and the Salvation Army, Union, New Jersey.
Grant requests for project support are strongly encouraged and preferred. Project support requests must include a project budget. Grant requests for operating support will be considered. All applications should specify the purpose of the grant request. Small, program-related capital expenses may be included in general operating or program requests. To better support the capacity of nonprofit organizations, multi-year funding requests are encouraged.