Hildur H. Michel Charitable Trust

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To support charitable organizations that benefit blind or visually handicapped persons.

Annual application deadlines

January 15

Program areas

Human services

States served


Program limitations

To support charitable organizations that benefit blind or visually handicapped persons.

Geographic limitations

There are no geographic limitations; however, the trust has a practice of primarily supporting organizations located in Texas, specifically El Paso.

Types of support

Program support

Population served

Blind and Visually Handicapped


Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.

The Hildur H. Michel Charitable Trust awards grants to organizations that benefit the blind and visually handicapped.


  • Applications must be submitted through the online grant application form or alternative accessible application designed for assistive technology users.
  • To be eligible, organizations must qualify as exempt organizations under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.


The foundation typically does not fund requests for:

  • Salaries not related to program support.

Average giving

Average grant size: $3,000 to $5,000
Average number of grants per year: 3 - 5
Average total giving per year: $9,000 - $15,000

Annual application period and deadlines

Applications are accepted year-round. Applications must be submitted by January 15 to be reviewed at the annual grant meeting.


Applicants will receive an email confirming their submission.

Required agreements and reports

No progress reports are required.

About the Foundation

This foundation was created under the Last Will and Testament of Hildur H. Michel who passed away in El Paso County, Texas on July 16, 1994. The purpose of the foundation, per the Grantor’s will, is to assist those that are blind and visually impaired.