Robert P. and Clara I. Milton Charitable Trust Foundation

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Mission

To meet senior housing needs in the South Bend, Indiana area in ways that promote health, dignity, independence, and quality of life.

Application deadlines

June 1

Program areas

Health
Human services

Program limitations

Grants are made to charitable organizations that meet senior housing needs.

States served

Indiana

Geographic limitations

South Bend, St. Joseph County, Indiana

Population served

Elderly (65 Years or older)

Trustees

Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.

Grants are restricted to charitable organizations in or near South Bend, St. Joseph County, Indiana that meet senior housing needs in ways that promote health, dignity, independence, and quality of life.

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.

Average giving

Average grant size: $5,000 to $25,000
Average number of grants per year: 10
Average total giving per year: $250,000

Application period and deadlines

Applications are accepted year-round. Applications must be submitted by June 1st to be considered for the annual grant meeting in July.

Communications

Applicants will receive an automated email confirming their submission.

Required agreements and reports

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

About the Foundation

Robert P. and Clara I. Milton lived for many years on the West side of South Bend. Robert managed one of the city’s leading drug stores at the turn of the 20th century. The Miltons did not have children. Upon their deaths (Robert in 1931; Clara in 1942), they bequeathed their estate for the purpose of creating a retirement home for seniors.

In 1982, the retirement home was sold. The Milton’s generous bequest is still being dedicated to meeting senior housing needs for our aging population in ways that promote health, dignity, independence, and quality of life.