French Fund Grants

Samuel H. French and Katherine Weaver French Fund

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Deadline: Jun 30, 2020

Grant amount: US $5,000 - US $30,000

Fields of work: Children’s Health & Pediatrics Children With Disabilities Children’s Mental Health Youth Services Vision Impairment Care & Services Senior Services

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Project / Program, Education / Outreach

Location of project: San Diego County, California

Location of residency: San Diego County, California

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About this funder:



About the Foundation

Samuel H. French III and Katherine Weaver French were married in 1947. Samuel's family were partners in establishing Smith, Kline and French Laboratories, which has become SmithKline Beecham Clinical Laboratories, one of the largest drug companies in the world. The couple had no children, but they were very active in supporting Tri-City Hospital and the Boys and Girls Club of Vista. Kay was a lifetime member of the San Diego Zoological Society. Their legacy continues through the fund’s support of the San Diego community.

Grant Guidelines

Grants shall be used for programs in the San Diego region of California that benefit the elderly, sight-impaired, and the young.

Program areas

  • Education 
  • Health
  • Human services

States served 

  • California 

Geographic limitations 

  • San Diego region of California. 

Population served 

  • Elderly, Sight-Impaired, Young.

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


  • To be eligible, organizations must qualify as exempt organizations under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. 
  • Grants shall be used primarily for programs that benefit the elderly, the sight-impaired, and the young. 


  • Grantmaking priorities
    • Typically, requests for specific projects are preferred over requests for general operating support.


  • Limitations
    • Start-up organizations, capital campaigns, salaries, endowments, and events are generally not supported.