The May & Stanley Smith Charitable Trust continues giving under its re-aligned priorities which focus on foster care children and youth; military veterans and their families; and youth with physical, intellectual or developmental disabilities.
The trust in the past has made grants that generally support organizations serving the needs of the children, youth, the disabled and the disadvantaged. However, the new focus promises to send more money to the realigned priorities. Nonprofits in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Wyoming and Washington are eligible.
Grants are up to $300,000 for one year (the trust distributed $12.5 million in grants last year – 33% went to programs supporting children and youth); letters of intent are accepted anytime. The trust provides a beneficial online eligibility FAQ on its website.
Children and youth programs have benefited from the funding. The foundation gave $15,000 to the Children’s Theatre Company, Minneapolis, MN, for Neighborhood Bridges, a literacy program using storytelling and creative drama for elementary school children. A list of recent grantees can be found here
Contact: Dan Gaff, grants manager, firstname.lastname@example.org; May & Stanley Smith Charitable Trust, 2320 Marinship Way, Suite 150, Sausalito, CA 94965-2830; phone: 415/332-0166; the trust prefers Letters of Intent be sent electronically via its website.