The James Paul Sutton Medical Research Fund

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To provide grants to non-profit organizations dedicated to cancer research or other medical research.

Annual application deadlines

April 1

Program areas


Program limitations

Grants are made for cancer or other medical research.

States served



Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.

To support organizations that conduct cancer research or other medical research.


  • 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.

Grantmaking priorities

Preference is given to cancer research over other types of medical research.

Average giving

Average total giving per year: $15,000

Annual application period and deadlines

Applications are accepted year-round; however, applications must be submitted by April 1 to be reviewed at the annual grant meeting that occurs each May.


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 James Paul Sutton Medical Research Fund was established by the Last Wills and Testaments of his two sisters, Olive Sutton Caley and Mary Sutton Groves. By creating this perpetual trust, the Sutton family’s interest in continuing medical research, particularly cancer research, will benefit research efforts for many years to come.