Charles B. Mathis Memorial Trust

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Mission

To support residents of Ocean County, New Jersey, particularly the elderly, poor, sick, and/or handicapped, as well as to promote education, good government, religion and good morals.

Application deadlines

April 15

Program areas

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

States served

New Jersey

Geographic limitations

Limited to organizations benefiting residents of Ocean County, New Jersey, or national organizations with a local chapter in Ocean County, New Jersey.

Trustees

Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.

The Charles B. Mathis Memorial Trust supports residents of Ocean County, New Jersey, particularly the elderly, poor, sick, and/or handicapped, as well as to promote education, good government, religion, and good morals.

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.
  • Grants must benefit residents of Ocean County, New Jersey.
  • Organizations must operate within Ocean County, or be part of a national organization with a local chapter in Ocean County, New Jersey.

Grantmaking priorities

Preference may be given to requests for the following:

  • Relief and assistance of the elderly, poor, sick, handicapped in Ocean County, New Jersey.
  • Education – Paramount consideration is given to educational organizations and institutions, including broad scholarship programs and libraries.
  • Promotion of good government, religion, and good morals among the residents of Ocean County, New Jersey.

Average giving

Average grant size: $1,500 to $5,000
Average number of grants per year: 11

Application period and deadlines

Applications are accepted year-round, however, applications must be submitted by April 15 to be reviewed at the annual grant meeting that occurs in June.

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

The Charles B. Mathis Memorial Trust was established by Henry C. Mathis in his Last Will and Testament. Henry Mathis was a native of New Jersey and had a desire to make a meaningful contribution to his community through creation of this charitable trust. Mr. Mathis named the trust in memory of his father, Charles B. Mathis.