Rudolph Williams Charitable Trust

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Mission

To benefit charities that are organized solely for the purpose of providing benefits to blind persons.

Application deadlines

April 15

Program areas

Education
Health
Human services
Public/society benefit

States served

New Jersey

Geographic limitations

Distributions are limited to use within the United States, however, the Trust has a practice of primarily supporting organizations located in New Jersey.

Trustees

Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.

This Trust was established exclusively for the benefit of charities that are organized solely for the purpose of providing benefits to blind persons.

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.

Limitations

The Trust does not fund requests for:

  • Private individuals
  • Political activities

Grantmaking priorities

Preference may be given to St. Joseph’s School for the Blind in Jersey City, NJ and The Seeing Eye, Inc. in Morristown, NJ.

Average giving

Average grant size: $3,000
Average number of grants per year: 5

Application period and deadlines

Applications are accepted year-round. Applications must be submitted by April 15 to be reviewed at the annual grant meeting that occurs in June.

Communications

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 Rudolph Williams Charitable Trust was established under Mr. Williams’s Last Will and Testament. A native of New Jersey, Mr. Williams fulfilled his desire to help others by making arrangements for this trust to benefit charities that help the visually impaired. Rudolph Williams passed away in 1987, but he will be remembered for his generosity for many years to come.