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Lydia Collins deForest Charitable Trust

Proposal due November 30
Program type Human Services; Religion-Related
Area served NJ
Restrictions New Jersey
Grant history

Mission

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.

Guidelines

The application deadline for the deForest Charitable Trust is November 30. Applicants will be notified of grant decisions before February 28 of the following year.

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.

The Trust’s giving program has changed and now makes grants of $25,000 to $50,000 over 1, or multiple years to projects with the potential for significant impact. The Trust will consider program requests that increase an organization’s capacity, reach or impact, or requests for capital improvements or technical support.

 

Grant requests for building campaigns and general operating support are not considered. All applications must specify the purpose of the grant request, provide a project budget and a detailed outline of how funds will be spent and indicate the expected outcome.

 

Bank of America acts as co-trustee for the deForest Charitable Trust, in conjunction with Mr. Robert Bourne and Ms. Jean Marano.

Bank contact

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

ny.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:

ny.grantmaking@ustrust.com

Please indicate the foundation name in the email subject line.

Detailed foundation contact information can be found in the Procedures.