Odessa and Henry Kahrs Trust

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Mission

To provide grants to qualified 501(c)(3) organizations supporting charitable, religious, scientific, literary, or educational purposes within the state of New Jersey, specifically southern New Jersey and Atlantic County.

Application deadlines

September 1

Program areas

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

States served

New Jersey

Geographic limitations

Southern New Jersey with preference given to Atlantic County.

Trustees

Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
Raymond Maguire
Kate R. Wallen

The Odessa F. Kahrs and Henry D. Kahrs Trust for Charitable Purposes awards grants to organizations supporting charitable, religious, scientific, literary, or educational purposes within the state of New Jersey, specifically southern New Jersey and Atlantic County.

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.
  • Organizations must be located within the southern portion of New Jersey. This includes the following counties: Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, or Salem.

Grantmaking priorities

Preference is given to organizations located within Atlantic County, New Jersey.

Average giving

Average grant size: $2,500 to $10,000
Average number of grants per year: 6

Application period and deadlines

Applications are accepted year-round. Applications must be submitted by September 1 to be reviewed at the annual grant meeting that occurs in October.

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

Henry D. Kahrs resided in Margate City, Atlantic County, New Jersey. The Odessa F. Kahrs and Henry D. Kahrs Trust for Charitable Purposes was created in 1970 under Mr. Kahrs' Last Will and Testament to support various charitable causes in the southern portion of New Jersey.