To support a variety of charitable causes, primarily in the San Diego, California area.
April 30, August 31, December 31
Arts, Culture and Humanities
San Diego Region, California
Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
Grants shall be used for a variety of charitable causes, primarily for programs in the San Diego, California area.
- 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.
Start-up organizations, capital campaigns, salaries, endowments and events are generally not supported.
Typically requests for specific projects are preferred over requests for general operating support.
Average grant size: $5,000 - $15,000
Average number of grants per year: 20
Average total giving per year: $160,000
Application period and deadlines
Applications are accepted April 30, August 31 and December 31. Applications must be submitted by the deadline dates to be reviewed at the grant meetings that occur in May, September and January.
Applicants will receive an automated email confirming their submission. Grant decisions are generally communicated within two months after the deadline dates.
Except as otherwise specified when a grant is awarded, a progress report must be submitted within 6 months after receiving funds.
About the Foundation
Maurice Masserini was born in Pennsylvania in 1893 to Reno Anelo Masserini and Ricardo Masserini from Switzerland and Italy. He was orphaned at an early age. He joined the Army and served during World War I. He was discharged in 1919 as a lieutenant, with a disability. Mr. Masserini never pursued a career; rather, he became interested in investing in the stock market. He never married. His other interests were golfing, sculpture, and writing poetry. Mr. Masserini died in April 1984. He was a resident of San Diego, California.