Louis H. Shaman Charitable Foundation

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To support charitable organizations supporting senior residents in Maryland.

Annual application deadlines

May 1

Program areas

Human services

Program limitations

The foundation has a practice of primarily supporting organizations benefitting the elderly.

States served


Population served

Senior residents


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The Louis H. Shaman Charitable Foundation awards grants to organizations supporting senior residents in Maryland.


  • Organizations are not considered when their fundraising expenses have exceeded 15% of their total gross receipts in each of the two years prior to submission of an application.
  • 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 giving

Average grant size: $5,000 to $15,000
Average number of grants per year: 5

Grantmaking priorities

Preference is given to organizations in the state of Maryland that benefit the elderly, disadvantaged, and disabled.

Annual application period and deadlines

Applications are accepted year-round. Applications must be submitted by May 1 to be reviewed at the annual grant meeting.


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

The Shaman Charitable Foundation was established by Louis H. Shaman, a native of Montgomery County in Maryland. Born in 1917, Mr. Shaman passed away at the age of 82 leaving a legacy through this charitable foundation. Mr. Shaman’s generosity has had a positive impact on his community, and will be appreciated for many years to come.