To provide grants to qualified 501(c)(3) organizations dedicated to medical research.
There are no geographic limitations; however, the trust has a practice of primarily supporting organizations located in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., serves as co-trustee with an individual trustee.
The H. G. Barsumian, M.D. Memorial Fund awards grants to organizations that conduct medical research.
- To be eligible, organizations must qualify as exempt organizations under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
- Applications must be submitted through the online grant application form or alternative accessible application designed for assistive technology users.
Average grant size: $25,000
Average number of grants per year: 5
Application period and deadlines
Applications are accepted year-round. Applications must be submitted by September 30 to be reviewed at the annual grant meeting that occurs in October.
Applicants will receive an automated email confirming their submission.
Required agreements and reports
Except as otherwise specified when a grant is awarded, a progress report must be submitted within 6 months after receiving funds.
About the Foundation
As members of the Lancaster, Pennsylvania community, Jane Barsumian and Mary Lyons fulfilled their desires to provide support to the medical community by creating funds that would make grants to organizations conducting medical research. In 1998, the trust established by Ms. Lyons was combined with the trust established by Ms. Barsumian.