To support a variety of charitable and public purposes that benefit the residents of South Bend, Indiana and St. Joseph County, Indiana.
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South Bend, Indiana and St. Joseph County, Indiana
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The Muessel-Ellison Memorial Trust Foundation supports a variety of charitable and public purposes that benefit the residents of South Bend, Indiana and St. Joseph County, Indiana.
- 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 grant size: $5,000 to $15,000
Average number of grants per year: 10
Average total giving per year: $150,000
Application period and deadlines
Applications are accepted year-round. Applications must be submitted by June 1 to be reviewed at the annual grant meeting.
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
Netta Muessel Ellison, a life-long South Bend resident, established the Muessel-Ellison Memorial Trust Foundation in October 1959 to benefit St. Joseph County, especially the City of South Bend. It was the hope of Mrs. Ellison that the Muessel-Ellison Memorial Trust Foundation serve as a fitting community and civic memorial to the Muessel and Ellison families., particularly her husband, D. Sherman Ellison, and her parents, Edward and Mary Muessel. Mrs. Ellison passed away on November 22, 1959.