To distribute funds exclusively for charitable and educational purposes to 501(c)(3) organizations that will fulfill those purposes.
Arts, culture, and humanities
There are no geographic restrictions; however, the trust has a practice of supporting organizations located in the New Jersey area.
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The Gertrude L. Hirsch Charitable Trust awards grants exclusively for charitable and educational purposes to organizations that will fulfill those purposes.
- 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.
No portion of any funds awarded may be used outside of the United States or its possessions.
Preference may be given to requests from organizations located in the New Jersey area.
Average grant size: $2,000 to $20,000
Application period and deadlines
Applications must be submitted by July 7 for a September decision.
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.