Edward Madigan Foundation

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To encourage and promote a strong work ethic and traditional moral values.

Application deadlines

December 15

Program areas

Human services

States served



Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.

The areas of interest include scientific research, education and experiences directed at youth, especially at-risk inner city youth, where initiative and a strong work ethic may be nurtured.


  • 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.


The foundation does not make grants to individuals or to organizations with fiscal sponsors, nor will grants be made for benefit tickets or conferences.

Average giving

Average grant size: $5,000 to $10,000
Average number of grants per year: 10 to 15
Average total giving per year: $70,000

Application period and deadlines

Applications are accepted year-round. Applications must be submitted by December 15 to be reviewed at the annual grant meeting that occurs in February.


Applicants will receive an automated email confirming their submission. Grant decisions are generally communicated in February for applications received by the deadline.

Required reports

Periodic progress reports and final reports may be required for funded projects.

About the Foundation

The Edward Madigan Foundation was established under the Last Will and Testament of Edward J. Madigan. Mr. Madigan was a resident of Denver, Colorado, and he worked as a chemist and manager. He died on April 6, 1979.