To provide grants to qualified 501(c)(3) organizations supporting charitable, religious, scientific, literary, humanitarian, scholarship, or educational purposes.
Arts, culture, and humanities
There are no geographic restrictions; however, the Foundation has a practice of supporting organizations located in the New Jersey area.
Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
The Robert A. Mills Foundation makes grants to organizations supporting charitable, religious, scientific, literary, humanitarian, scholarship, or educational purposes. Specificity regarding the need, practicability, and usefulness of each proposed grant is encouraged.
- 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.
Preference may be given to requests from organizations in the New Jersey area.
Average grant size: $5,000 to $15,000
Application period and deadlines
Grants are made annually each July. Applications are accepted year-round but must be submitted by May 15 for a July decision.
Applicants will receive an automatic email confirmation when an application is submitted. All applicants will be notified regarding the outcome of their application.
Required agreements and reports
A progress report will be due six months after a grant is received.
About the Foundation
The Robert A. Mills Foundation was established under the Will of Robert A. Mills as a perpetual trust, the income of which is distributed for charitable purposes. Mr. Mills lived in the city of Paterson, New Jersey, and was affiliated with an industrial supplies and equipment business known as H.W. Mills & Company.