Gertrude L. Hirsch Charitable Trust

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Mission

To distribute funds exclusively for charitable and educational purposes to 501(c)(3) organizations that will fulfill those purposes.

Application deadlines

July 7

Program areas

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

States served

New Jersey

Geographic limitations

There are no geographic restrictions; however, the trust has a practice of supporting organizations located in the New Jersey area.

Trustees

Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.

The Gertrude L. Hirsch Charitable Trust awards grants exclusively for charitable and educational purposes to organizations that will fulfill those 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.

Limitations

No portion of any funds awarded may be used outside of the United States or its possessions.

Grantmaking priorities

Preference may be given to requests from organizations located in the New Jersey area.

Average giving

Average grant size: $2,000 to $20,000

Application period and deadlines

Applications must be submitted by July 7 for a September decision.

Communications

Applicants will receive an automatic email confirmation when an application is submitted. All applicants will be notified regarding the outcome of their application.

Required agreements and reports

Progress reports are due six months after grants are received.

About the Foundation

The Gertrude L. Hirsch Charitable Trust was established under the Last Will and Testament of Gertrude Hirsch, who was born in 1898 and died in 1987. Ms. Hirsch determined the parameters of the trust while living in the Ho-Ho-Kus Borough of Bergen County, New Jersey.