Frank H. Stewart Trust

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Mission

To assist Gloucester County, Salem County, Atlantic County, Cumberland County, Cape May County, New Jersey, and the municipalities therein with the purchase of land to be used for public parks, recreation grounds, game refuges, fishing or propagation of fish, bird sanctuaries, or grounds for the protection and preservation of wildlife.

Application deadlines

August 1

Program areas

Environment/animals

Program limitations

Funds must be used specifically for the purchase of land in Gloucester County, Salem County, Atlantic County, Cumberland County, Cape May County, New Jersey, or any municipality in those counties.

States served

New Jersey

Geographic limitations

Gloucester County, Salem County Atlantic County, Cumberland County, and Cape May County, New Jersey, or any municipality therein.

Trustees

Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.

Requirements

  • Any potential grant recipient shall obtain from its governing body a resolution or agreement that such lands to be purchased shall be dedicated by the recipient to the public.
  • Certified copy of the property appraisal.
  • Land should have flowing water course, bounded by streams or bodies of water, (fresh, salt, natural or artificial) tide water or otherwise, including marshes.
  • Land is to be used for the purposes of public parks, recreation grounds, game refuges, fishing or propagation of fish, bird sanctuaries, or grounds for the protection and preservation of wildlife.
  • If funded, the municipality is obligated to maintain the property.
  • To be eligible, must be local municipality in one of the specific New Jersey counties named above.
  • Applications must be submitted through the online grant application form or alternative accessible application designed for assistive technology users.

Average giving

Average number of grants per year: 1-2
Average total giving per year: $150,000

Application period and deadlines

Applications are accepted year-round. Applications must be submitted by August 1 to be reviewed at the annual grant meeting that occurs in September.

Communications

Applicants will receive an automated email confirming their submission.

Required agreements and reports

  • The trust requires a copy of the resolution or agreement from its governing body, and a certified copy of the property appraisal. Please submit this information via email to grantadministration@wellsfargo.com and reference the application number when emailing the information.
  • 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 Frank H. Stewart Trust was established under the Last Will and Testament of Mr. Stewart, a native of New Jersey. His desire was to assist certain counties in his home state with the purchase of land to be developed and maintained as public parks, recreation grounds, game refuges, fishing or propagation of fish, bird sanctuaries, and/or grounds for the protection and preservation of wildlife.