Frank S. Flowers Charitable Trust

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Mission

To support and improve Gloucester County through grants to educational, youth, health-related, and religious organizations.

Application deadlines

March 15

Program areas

Education
Health
Human services
Religion

Program limitations

Supports educational, youth, health-related, and religious organizations

States served

New Jersey

Geographic limitations

Primarily Gloucester County, New Jersey

Trustees

Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.

Committee members

Lisa Flowers
Christine Flowers
Frank Scambia
Reverend Kevin Davis
Reverend Robert Tomer
Steven Wolschina
Gregory Herman

The Frank S. Flowers Charitable Trust provides grants for educational, youth, health-related, and religious organizations that are primarily located in Gloucester County, New Jersey.

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.

Grantmaking priorities

Preference will be given to requests for the following:

  • Public high schools of Gloucester County, New Jersey, to provide scholarships for college or graduate study, or for vocational or technical training, to needy graduates of good character and scholastic ability, giving preference to graduates of Paulsboro High School, New Jersey
  • Chapters or councils or branches of Y.M.C.A. and Boys Scouts of America located in Gloucester and Salem Counties, New Jersey
  • Non-profit Gloucester County hospitals
  • Churches in the boroughs of Paulsboro and Wenonah, New Jersey
  • The Shriner’s Hospital for Children in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and the Masonic Home Charity Foundation of New Jersey

Grants are also considered for organizations having branches or offices in Gloucester County, New Jersey that treat and educate mentally disabled children.

Average giving

Average grant size: $5,000
Average number of grants per year: 28

Application period and deadlines

Applications are accepted year-round. Applications must be submitted by March 15 to be reviewed at the annual grant meeting that occurs in May.

Communications

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

The Frank S. Flowers Charitable Trust was created under Mr. Flowers’ Last Will and Testament following his death in 1979. Mr. Flowers was a successful banker and a resident of Woodbury, New Jersey. His primary philanthropic goal was to support and improve Gloucester County and organizations in which he was involved during his life. The Trust provides grants to educational, youth, health-related, and religious organizations that are primarily located in Gloucester County, New Jersey.