The John Slade Ely Fund

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Mission

The John Slade Ely Fund is dedicated to fostering interest in contemporary and visual fine arts in the Greater New Haven, Connecticut area by supporting art exhibitions, arts organization's programs, and fine art educational programs.

Application deadlines

June 1

Program areas

Arts, Culture and Humanities

Program limitations

The fund has a practice of primarily supporting charitable causes in the area of fine arts in the New Haven, Connecticut area.

States served

Connecticut

Geographic limitations

The fund primarily supports the arts, culture and humanities in the New Haven, Connecticut area.

Trustees

Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.

The John Slade Ely Fund is dedicated to fostering interest in the fine arts in the Greater New Haven community through grant supporting a variety of purposes including, but not limited to, art exhibitions, art exhibition space, arts organization’s programs, and fine art educational programs.

Requirements

  • 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.
  • In order to be considered, the applicant must meet the guidelines and geographic restrictions.

Average giving

Average total giving per year: $50,000

Application period and deadlines

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

Communications

Applicants will receive an automated email confirming their submission. Grant decisions are generally communicated by August 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

Grace T. Ely established The John Slade Ely Fund through her will in memory of her husband, Dr. John Slade Ely. Dr. Ely received his Doctor of Medicine degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1886. From 1897 until his death in 1906 at the age of 45, Dr. Ely served as the Chair of Theory and Practice of Medicine at Yale Medical School. Dr. and Mrs. Ely made their home in New Haven, where Mrs. Ely continued to live until her death in 1960.