Sidney J. Harris Trust – Foundation Grants – Wells Fargo

Sidney J. Harris Trust

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To support organizations located in Middlesex County, New Jersey that provide services for senior citizens, benefit children in health and educational needs, and promote public health projects.

Application deadlines

January 8

Program areas

Human services

States served

New Jersey

Geographic limitations

Middlesex County, New Jersey


Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.

The Sidney J. Harris Trust awards grants to organizations located in Middlesex County, New Jersey. Eligible candidates should have programs specifically for the following:

  • To benefit religious institutions or other charitable organizations that provide services for senior citizens
  • To benefit children in health and educational needs
  • For public health projects that promote and protect the health of people and the communities where they live, learn, work and play.  Projects might involve education, awareness and research about  things such as nutrition, alcohol and tobacco use, and/or disease prevention.


  • 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.
  • Organizations must be located in Middlesex County, New Jersey.

Average giving

Average grant size: $10,000 to $20,000
Average number of grants per year: 6

Application period and deadlines

Applications are accepted year-round. Applications must be submitted by January 8 to be reviewed at the annual grant meeting that occurs in March.


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 Sidney J. Harris Trust was established under the Last Will and Testament of Mr. Harris. His desire was to support organizations located in his native community of Middlesex County, New Jersey. Mr. Harris passed away in 1986, and the trust has been making grants since 1988.