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May & Stanley Smith Charitable Trust


Applications are accepted from organizations meeting the May and Stanley Smith Charitable Trust’s Program Area priorities and serving individuals living in British Columbia, Canada and the Western United States: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.

The May and Stanley Smith Charitable Trust makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service Code and not classified as a private foundation under Section 509(a) of the Code, and to non-U.S. organizations that can demonstrate that they would meet the requirements for such status. Organizations can also submit applications through a sponsoring organization if the sponsor has 501(c)(3) status, is not a private foundation under 509(a), and provides written authorization confirming its willingness to act as the fiscal sponsor. For more information and guidelines for applying through a fiscal sponsor, please click here.

Please note that our grantmaking priorities have changed effective January 1, 2014.

Types of Funding Provided

  • General operating support
  • Program support
  • Capital support (by invitation only)

Funding is Not Provided For

  • Work that is not aligned with the goals identified for one or more of the Trust’s Grant Program Areas
  • Organizations that are not, or would not qualify as, a 501(c)(3) public charity
  • Individuals
  • Progams that do not serve individuals living within the Trust’s geographic focus (as defined above)
  • General fundraising appeals
  • Start-up or emerging organizations or new programs
  • Scientific or medical research
  • Building funds, capital projects, or capital equipment, unless specifically invited by a Trust staff member
  • Endowment funds
  • Organizations or programs operated by government agencies – with the exception of K-12 schools and post-secondary education institutions
  • Promotion of religion
  • Debt reduction
  • Conferences, benefit events, or other one-time events
  • Post-disaster or emergency relief
  • Projects that: carry on propaganda or otherwise attempt to influence legislation; participate or intervene in any political campaign on behalf of or in opposition to any candidate for public office; or conduct, directly or indirectly, voter registration
  • Organizations that pass through funding to an organization or project that would not be eligible for direct funding as describe above

Please note: the Trust strictly adheres to these eligibility requirements. If any of the above criteria describe your organization or project, please do not apply.

If you have questions regarding your organization’s fit with the Trust’s funding guidelines, you may contact the Grants Manager at 415-332-0166 or

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