Downing Nix Trust – Foundation Grants – Wells Fargo

Downing-Nix Trust

    
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Mission

To provide grants to qualified organizations that conduct one or more of the following activities: performs research in the field of muscular dystrophy; maintains a ward in some Atlanta, GA hospital for the treatment of muscular dystrophy; provides scholarships to students for education in the field of veterinary medicine; and/or maintains shelters and homes for small animals.

Application deadlines

April 15

Program areas

Education
Environment, animals
Health

States served

All

Types of support

Program support

Trustees

Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.

The Downing-Nix Trust provides grants to organizations that conduct one or more of the following activities: performs research in the field of muscular dystrophy; maintains a ward in some Atlanta, GA hospital for the treatment of muscular dystrophy; provides scholarships to students for education in the field of veterinary medicine; and/or maintains shelters and homes for small animals.

Requirements

  • To be eligible, organizations must qualify as exempt governmental units or charitable 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.

Limitations

The foundation typically does not fund requests for:

  • Salaries

Grantmaking priorities

Preference may be given to requests for the following:

  • Hospitals in Atlanta, GA that treat muscular dystrophy
  • Schools of veterinary medicine located within an accredited college or university that will use grant funds to provide student scholarships

Average giving

Average grant size: $6,000-$12,000
Average number of grants per year: 3-4
Average total giving per year: $25,000

Application period and deadlines

Applications are accepted year-round. Applications must be submitted by April 15 to be reviewed at the annual grant meeting.

Communications

Applicants will receive an email confirming their submission. Grant decisions are generally communicated within 3 months of the application deadline for applications received by the deadline.

Required agreements and reports

Periodic progress reports and final reports may be required for funded projects.

About the Foundation

The Downing-Nix Trust was established under the Last Will and Testament of Georgia S. Downing.