Mr. and Mrs. G. Kirk Swingle Foundation

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Mission

To support charitable causes benefiting the citizens of Davis and Yolo Counties, California.

Application deadlines

August 31

Program areas

Education
Health
Human services

Program limitations

Grants are made to organizations operating in the areas of health and human services. Grants are also made to the University of California, Davis to support the "G. Kirk Swingle Scholarship" which is awarded to students who study sheep raising.

States served

California

Geographic limitations

Davis and Yolo Counties, California

Trustees

Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.

Grants are made to organizations operating in the areas of health and human services benefitting residents of David and Yolo Counties, California. Grants are also made to the University of California, Davis to support the "G. Kirk Swingle Scholarship" which is awarded to students who study sheep raising.

Requirements

  • 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 $20,000
Average number of grants per year: 6
Average total giving per year: $100,000

Application period and deadlines

Applications are accepted year-round. Applications must be submitted by August 31 to be reviewed at the annual grant meeting that occurs in the last quarter of the year.

Communications

Applicants will receive an automated email confirming their submission. Grant decisions are generally communicated by December 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 Mr. and Mrs. G. Kirk Swingle Foundation was established in 1983 pursuant to the Last Will and Testament of Eleanor Iva Swingle. Eleanor named the foundation for her husband George Kirk Swingle and herself.

Eleanor Iva Hughson was born in Sacramento in 1876. She graduated from Sacramento High School in 1893 and went on to become a school teacher. A newspaper clipping from June 1898 lists Iva as a first grade teacher at Fremont Primary School. Iva had an active social life and was noted many times in the social columns of Sacramento area newspapers.

George Kirk Swingle was born in Yolo County in 1873. He graduated from Sacramento High School in 1892 and received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of California in 1896. After his father passed away in 1895, Kirk followed in his footsteps and joined his mother in managing the family farm. He became extensively engaged in stock raising, specializing in registered Shropshire and Hampshire sheep. Kirk was a director of the Davis Chamber of Commerce, and a member of the Faculty Club of Davis, the Sutter Club of Sacramento, and the Wool Growers Association of California.

Kirk and Iva married in Sacramento in 1919. They were both in their 40s at the time. The couple never had children. Kirk passed away in 1955 and Iva followed in 1968.