Sally Brown McInnes and John "Mac" McInnes Charitable Trust

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To perpetuate the generosity of the McInnes family by supporting charitable causes with a preference toward organizations located in or serving Colorado that promote animal welfare, children’s health, education and empowerment.

Annual application deadlines

March 31, September 30

Program areas

Environment, animals
Human services
Public/society benefit

States served


Program limitations

The trust primarily supports organizations located in and serving Colorado with a preference for organizations engaged in and promoting animal welfare and children’s health.


Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
April Coors Brown Jenkins
Sherman T. Brown, V

Committee members

Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. as Corporate Co-Trustee
April Coors Brown Jenkins
Sherman T. Brown, V

The McInnes Foundation primarily supports animal welfare and children’s health in the state of Colorado.


  • 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.
  • If grant application is declined, grant seeker must wait until the following calendar year to submit a new request.


The foundation typically does not fund requests for:

  • Capital improvements
  • Multi-year commitments

Grantmaking priorities

The Foundation will only fund to organizations with a proven track record.

Average giving

Average grant size: $20,000 to $35,000
Average number of grants per year: 15-20
Average total giving per year: $400,000

Annual application period and deadlines

Applications are accepted year-round.  Applications must be submitted by March 31st and September 30th to be reviewed at the semiannual grant meetings that occur in late April and October.


Applicants will receive an automated email confirming their submission.  Grant decisions are generally communicated by May and November for applications received by the deadlines.

Required agreements and reports

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

Foundation Information

The Sally Brown McInnes and John “Mac” McInnes Charitable Trust was created by Sarajane “Sally”Brown McInnes. Mr. and Mrs. McInnes were residents of Colorado and were passionate about providing for the welfare of animals and children’s health and overall well-being.  Mr. and Mrs. McInnes were also supporters of organizations serving Veterans, Native Americans, environment, arts, religion, and national treasures.