Cameron Charitable Trust

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To support charitable organizations primarily in North Carolina that benefit indigent or sick persons.

Annual application deadlines

July 1

Program areas

Human services

Program limitations

The trust supports programs that benefit the poor and needy or the ill and infirm.

States served

North Carolina

Geographic limitations

There are no geographic limitations; however, the trust has a practice of primarily supporting organizations located in the triangle region of North Carolina.


Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.


  • 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.

Grantmaking priorities

  • Grants are made primarily, but not necessarily exclusively, to charities whose purpose is to benefit the poor and needy or the ill and infirm.
  • Preference is given to charities with a record of using money wisely and efficiently, without excessive overhead.
  • Situations in which a grant would make a real difference will be favored.

Average giving

Average grant size: $5,000 to $17,000
Average number of grants per year: 6
Average total giving per year: $62,000

Annual application period and deadlines

Applications are accepted year-round. Applications must be submitted by July 1 to be reviewed at the annual grant meeting.


Applicants will receive an automated email confirming their submission.

Required reports

Grant recipients are required to submit an annual progress report after receiving funds.

About the Foundation

The Cameron Charitable Trust was established by Edward Alexander Cameron under a trust agreement dated June 22, 1984. Mr. Cameron created the trust to benefit underprivileged persons and persons in poor health.