Maurice J. Masserini Trust

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Mission

To support a variety of charitable causes, primarily in the San Diego, California area.

Application deadlines

April 30, August 31, December 31

Program areas

Arts, Culture and Humanities
Education
Environment, Animals
Health
Human services
Religion

States served

CA

Geographic limitations

San Diego Region, California

Trustees

Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.

Grants shall be used for a variety of charitable causes, primarily for programs in the San Diego, California area.

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

Start-up organizations, capital campaigns, salaries, endowments and events are generally not supported.

Grantmaking priorities

Typically requests for specific projects are preferred over requests for general operating support.

Average giving

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.

Communications

Applicants will receive an automated email confirming their submission. Grant decisions are generally communicated within two months after the deadline dates.

Required 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

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.