Caroline J. S. Sanders Trust 1

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Mission

To provide grants to organizations operated exclusively for education, social welfare programs, and training and education of the handicapped.

Application deadlines

March 1

Program areas

Education
Health
Human services
Public/society benefit

Program limitations

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.

States served

Pennsylvania

Geographic limitations

There are no geographic limitations; however, the trust has a practice of primarily supporting organizations located in the state of Pennsylvania.

Population served

Elderly
Youth
Indigent
Homeless
Disabled

Trustees

Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.

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

The foundation typically does not fund requests for:

  • Endowment
  • General operating expenses
  • Political or church support
  • Fund-raising dinners or athletic events

Grantmaking priorities

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 giving

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.

Communications

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.