Eva L. McKenzie Memorial Fund

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Mission

To support organizations organized and operated in the state of California exclusively for charitable, scientific, and educational purposes relating to problems of blind persons and persons suffering from cerebral palsy or cancer.

Application deadlines

August 31

Program areas

Education
Health
Human services

Program limitations

Limited to charitable, scientific, and educational programs relating to problems of blind persons and persons suffering from cerebral palsy or cancer.

States served

California

Geographic limitations

Organizations must be organized and operated in the state of California.

Population served

Blind persons and persons suffering from cerebral palsy or cancer.

Trustees

Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.

Requirements

  • 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.
  • Organizations must be organized and operated in the state of California.
  • Organizations must provide programs or address the problems of blind persons, and persons suffering from cerebral palsy or cancer.

Average giving

Average grant size: $5,000 to $15,000
Average number of grants per year: 4
Average total giving per year: $50,000

Application period and deadlines

Applications are accepted year-round; however, applications must be submitted by August 31 to be reviewed at the grant meeting.

Communications

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

Required reports

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

About the Foundation

The Eva L. McKenzie Memorial Fund was created by Ms. McKenzie under a trust agreement dated November 30, 1961 to support California charitable organizations that address the unique needs of blind persons, and persons suffering from cerebral palsy or cancer.