Catherine Holmes Wilkins Charitable Foundation Grant

Catherine Holmes Wilkins Foundation

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Grant amount: US $2,000 - US $5,000

Next deadline: Mar 11, 2019

Later deadlines: Jun 28, 2019, Oct 11, 2019

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Biomedical, Capital Project, General Operating Expense, Applied Project / Program

Location of project: Counties in Washington: King County, Pierce County, Snohomish County

Location of residency: United States

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The Philanthropic Solutions group at Bank of America’s U.S. Trust delivers expertise and a comprehensive suite of investment and management services to help individuals and institutions build and sustain their charitable missions.With a dedicated team of charitable professionals to support you, Philanthropic Solutions is committed to providing national expertise, delivered locally.

The Catherine Holmes Wilkins Charitable Foundation was created in trust to provide charitable grants to qualified medical research and social service agencies in the Puget Sound region. 

Funding Priorities:

  • Medical Research – Grants will be made to medical and academic centers conducting research and training in areas of cancer, heart disease, and mental illness.
  • Physically Handicapped and Mentally Ill – grants will be made to community nonprofit organizations providing direct social services to people with physical disabilities or mental illness who are primarily low-income or destitute.
  • Humanitarian Services – Grants will be made for programs providing immediate support to those in need with a particular emphasis on services for abused women and children.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Organizations must operate within or significantly affect the residents of the Greater Seattle region: Tacoma to Everett, Seattle, and the Eastside.
  • If your organization has received three consecutive grants from the foundation, it must wait two years before re-applying.
  • Applicant organizations not related to medical research must have annual operating budgets of less than $1 million.
    • However, larger organizations which have received two Wilkins grants within the last five years may re-apply for support.
  • The Wilkins foundation only accepts multi-year grants from organizations that have been awarded two individual grants within the previous five years.


  • Preference will be given to projects rather than ongoing operating expenses
  • When funding capital campaigns, preference will be given to smaller campaigns where modest contributions may have an impact.


  • Grants will not be considered for the following:
    • Individuals or for scholarships.
    • Organizations which have been declined for funding twice in the previous five years.
    • Debt retirement or to meet operation deficits.