Louise Dorothy Shugard Trust

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To provide grants to organizations engaged in child welfare work in Newark, NJ.

Annual application deadlines

March 31

Program areas

Human services

Program limitations

The trust supports child welfare programs.

States served

New Jersey

Geographic limitations

Newark, New Jersey

Types of support

Program support

Population served



Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.

The Louise Dorothy Shugard Trust provides grants to benefit organizations that are engaged in child welfare work in the city of Newark, NJ.


  • 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:

  • Salaries

Grantmaking priorities

Preference may be given to requests for the following:

  • Organizations engaged in child welfare work

Average giving

Average grant size: $2,000 - $5,000
Average number of grants per year: 1-2
Average total giving per year: $5,000

Annual application period and deadlines

Applications are accepted year-round. Applications must be submitted by March 31 to be reviewed at the annual grant meeting.


Applicants will receive an email confirming their submission. Grant decisions are generally communicated by the third quarter of the year 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

The Louise Dorothy Shugard Trust was created in 1946 through the Last Will and Testament of Louise Dorothy Shugard who resided in Newark, NJ.