The John, Anna and Martha Jane Fields Memorial Trust Foundation

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Mission

To benefit the citizens of St. Joseph County, Indiana, and especially the City of South Bend, with emphasis on literary, educational, artistic and social service purposes.

Application deadlines

June 1

Program areas

Arts, culture, and humanities
Education
Health
Human services
Public/society benefit

States served

Indiana

Geographic limitations

South Bend, Indiana and St. Joseph County, Indiana

Trustees

Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.

The John, Anna and Martha Jane Fields Memorial Trust Foundation was created to benefit the citizens of St. Joseph County, Indiana, and especially the City of South Bend, with emphasis on literary, educational, artistic and social service purposes.

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.

Average giving

Average grant size: $2,500 to $15,000
Average number of grants per year: 10
Average total giving per year: $60,000

Application period and deadlines

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

Communications

Applicants will receive an automated email confirming their submission.

Required agreements and reports

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

About the Foundation

Martha Jane Fields was born on December 26, 1913. Ms. Fields created The John, Anna and Martha Jane Fields Foundation to serve as a fitting community and civic memorial to her father, her mother and herself. Ms. Fields was always a supporter of the arts. Originally the foundation was created with the anticipation that composers, dancers and other performers of the arts would be encouraged to share their talents in the community. The Foundation purposes were later expanded to support organizations within St. Joseph County with an emphasis on literary, educational, artistic and social service purposes. Ms. Fields passed away on May 28, 1998 at the age of 84, leaving behind a legacy that continues to benefit St. Joseph County.