The Rea Charitable Trust

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Mission

To support a variety of charitable causes, primarily for the promotion of the arts.

Application deadlines

February 15: Organization names beginning with letters A - L

If you are an organization with a legal name beginning with letters A through L, please submit your application between January 1 and February 15 to be considered at our Spring grant meeting. Applications submitted outside of January 1 to February 15 will not be considered.

August 15: Organization names beginning with letters M – Z

If you are an organization with a legal name beginning with letters M through Z, please submit your application between July 1 and August 15 to be considered at our Fall grant meeting. Applications submitted outside of July 1 to August 15 will not be considered.

Program areas

Arts, culture and humanities

Program limitations

There are no program or geographic limitations; however, the Trust gives preference to programs and organizations that promote the arts.

States served

All

Trustees

Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.

The Rea Charitable Trust awards grants exclusively for religious, charitable, scientific, literary, or educational purposes. There are no program or geographic limitations; however, the Trust gives preference to organizations that promote the arts.

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.

Limitations

  • Organizations are limited to one application every 12 months and must be submitted only during their respective application period.
  • Each application is limited to a single project or program.

Average giving

Average grant size: $25,000 to $75,000
Average number of grants per year: 50
Average total giving per year: $3,000,000

Application period and deadlines

February 15: Organization names beginning with letters A - L

If you are an organization with a legal name beginning with letters A through L, please submit your application between January 1 and February 15 to be considered at our Spring grant meeting. Applications submitted outside of January 1 to February 15 will not be considered.

August 15: Organization names beginning with letters M – Z

If you are an organization with a legal name beginning with letters M through Z, please submit your application between July 1 and August 15 to be considered at our Fall grant meeting. Applications submitted outside of July 1 to August 15 will not be considered.

Communications

Applicants will receive an automated email confirming their submission. Grant decisions are generally communicated by May for applications received by the February 15 deadline, and by November for applications received by the August 15 deadline.

Required agreements and reports

A progress report must be submitted within 6 months after receiving funds.

About the Foundation

The Rea Charitable Trust was created in 2009 with its primary purpose being the promotion of the arts.

Isabel McClintic Rea was born on December 31, 1917 into a well-known Midland ranching family. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. A. McClintic. She attended high school in Midland, Texas, graduating with the class of 1935. She majored in music at Mary Baldwin College in Staunton, Virginia. She married Bryce Rea, Jr. and had one son, Charles Bryce Rea. Mrs. Rea was known as one of Midland’s most talented pianists. She passed away on August 26, 2004.