To provide grants to organizations operated exclusively for education, social welfare programs, and training and education of the handicapped.
There are no program limitations; however, the trust has a practice of primarily supporting education, social welfare programs, and training and education of the handicapped.
There are no geographic limitations; however, the trust has a practice of primarily supporting organizations located in the state of Pennsylvania.
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- 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.
The foundation typically does not fund requests for:
- General operating expenses
- Political or church support
- Fund-raising dinners or athletic events
Preference may be given to requests for the following:
- Education – Paramount consideration is given to educational organizations and institutions, including broad scholarship programs and libraries.
- Social Welfare – Broad-based agencies which provide assistance to the elderly, youth, indigent, and homeless.
- Training and Education of the Handicapped – Organizations which demonstrate a proven record of service to the handicapped.
- Educational programs conducted by religious organizations.
Average grant size: $2,000 to $15,000
Average number of grants per year: 6
Application period and deadlines
Applications are accepted year-round; however, applications must be submitted by March 1 to be reviewed at the annual grant meeting that occurs each April.
Applicants will receive an automated email confirming their submission.
Required agreements and reports
Except as otherwise specified when a grant is awarded, a progress report must be submitted within 6 months after receiving funds.
About the Foundation
In 1968, Caroline Sanders of Philadelphia County, PA established a trust that would ultimately exist in perpetuity to support charitable causes. Today, the Caroline J. S. Sanders Trust 1 makes grants in support of educational programs; social programs serving the elderly, youth, indigent, and homeless; and organizations demonstrating a proven record of service to the handicapped.