Willis C. Helm Charitable Trust

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Mission

To benefit charities that carry on constructive work in the field of juvenile delinquency and development of boys from broken homes, as well as specific charities named by the donor.

Application deadlines

August 31

Program areas

Education
Health
Human services
Public/society benefit

Program limitations

The foundation supports constructive work in the field of juvenile delinquency development of boys from broken homes, and specific charities named by the donor.

States served

All

Geographic limitations

For grants made to charitable organizations other than those specifically named by the donor, preference may be given to organizations located in Minnesota.

Types of support

Support related to program needs for constructive work in the field of juvenile delinquency and development of boys from broken homes.

Population served

Primarily children affected by delinquency and broken homes.

Trustees

Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.

The Willis C. Helm Charitable Trust awards grants to charities that carry on constructive work in the field of juvenile delinquency and development of boys from broken homes.

The Trust also supports the following specific charities:

  • Berea College, Berea, Kentucky
  • Piney Woods Country Life School, Piney Woods, Mississippi
  • Father Flanagans Boys Home, Boys Town, Nebraska
  • Vision Loss Resources, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Requirements

  • Grantees must be qualified as public charities under IRC section 501(c)(3).
  • Applications must be submitted through the online grant application form or alternative accessible application designed for assistive technology users.

Average giving

Average grant size: $5,000 to $15,000
Average number of grants per year: 5
Average total giving per year: $60,000

Application period and deadlines

Applications are accepted year-round. Applications must be submitted by August 31 to be reviewed at the annual grant meeting.

Communications

Applicants will receive an automated email confirming their submission. Grant decisions are generally communicated by September or October 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 Willis C. Helm Charitable Trust was created in 1954 by Katherine B. Helm in memory of her husband, Willis C. Helm. Mrs. Helm’s desire was to support charities which do constructive work in the field of juvenile delinquency and development of boys from broken homes, as well as specifically named charities. Mr. and Mrs. Helm were residents of Minneapolis, Minnesota.