Herbert E. Parker Charitable Trust

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Mission

To carry out the donor’s stated preferences to support cancer research, the care and education of children with intellectual disabilities, and sporting programs for youth, particularly underprivileged children.

Application deadlines

April 30

Program areas

Education
Health
Human services

Program limitations

There are no program limitations; however, in accordance with the donor’s stated preferences, the foundation has a practice of primarily supporting cancer research, the care and education of children with intellectual disabilities, and sporting programs for youth, particularly underprivileged children.

States served

Colorado

Geographic limitations

The trust has a practice of primarily supporting organizations that operate in Denver, Colorado due to the donor’s ties to this area.

Trustees

Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.

Requirements

  • Grantees must be US entities that are qualified as public charities under IRC section 501(c)(3).
  • Applications must be submitted through the online grant application form or alternative accessible application designed for assistive technology users.

Grantmaking priorities

Preference may be given to requests for the following:

  • cancer research
  • care and education of children with intellectual disabilities
  • sporting programs for youth, particularly underprivileged children

Average giving

Average grant size: $2,000 to $10,000
Average number of grants per year: 45
Average total giving per year: $275,000

Application period and deadlines

Applications are accepted from January 1 through April 30. Applications must be submitted by April 30 to be reviewed at the annual grant meeting that occurs in May.

Communications

Applicants will receive an automated e-mail confirming their submission. Grant decisions are generally communicated by July for applications received by the deadline.

Required agreements and reports

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

About the Foundation

Herbert Parker was a lifelong resident of Denver, Colorado who worked as a tile contractor in the construction industry. The Herbert E. Parker Charitable Trust was established in 1982, pursuant to the terms of his Last Will and Testament, to fulfill his desire to further cancer research and to improve the lives of underprivileged children and children with special needs.