Walter and Louise Sutcliffe Foundation – Foundation Grants – Wells Fargo

Walter and Louise Sutcliffe Foundation

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To provide assistance to needy students at nursing schools and to help fund cancer research.

Application deadlines

May 1 for a July meeting

Program areas


Program limitations

Grants are made to non-profit organizations to support needy students at nursing schools and for use in cancer research.

States served

New Jersey

Geographic limitations

Although there are no geographic limitations, the foundation has a practice of primarily supporting organizations located in the state of New Jersey.


Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.

Grants are made to institutions with accredited nursing programs on behalf of needy nursing students. Grants are also made for funding of cancer research.


  • 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 $25,000

Application period and deadlines

Grants are made annually. Applications are accepted year-round, but must be submitted by May 1 for an August decision.


Applicants will receive an automatic e-mail confirmation when an application is submitted. All applicants will be notified regarding the outcome of their application.

Required agreements and reports

Periodic progress reports may be required for funded projects.

About the Foundation

The Walter and Louise Sutcliffe Foundation was created from the residuary estate of Mrs. Louise Sutcliffe. The foundation was funded in 1990, per Mrs. Sutcliffe’s instructions, to provide grants for needy students attending nursing schools and as well as for use in cancer research. Pre-deceased by her husband, Walter, Louise Sutcliffe passed away in 1988.