George E. Curtis Charitable Fund Grants

The George E. Curtis Charitable Fund


Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Anticipated deadline: Jul 31, 2018 2:00pm PDT

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Applied Project / Program

Location of project: Plymouth County, Massachusetts

Location of residency: United States

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Overview:

The George E. Curtis Charitable Fund was established by the Will of George E. Curtis, a prominent Brockton businessman, by a decree of the Plymouth County Probate court in 1931.  Originally the Will provided that the Curtis family home in Cohasset should be operated as a home for elderly women.  In 1990 the Plymouth County Probate Court allowed a petition by the Trustees to sell the Cohasset property, which was no longer suitable for such a facility and to use the proceeds to assist low income elderly persons in Plymouth County and contiguous towns.

The mission of the Trust is to assist low income elderly persons to remain in their homes and to experience an improved quality of life.  The Trust does not make grants to individuals, but instead makes grants to Visiting Nurses Association, Community Centers, food banks and other organizations which assist such persons.  Recently the Trust has made grants to organizations which provide emergency food, medicine and fuel assistance, as well as assistance to the visually impaired, respite care, and palliative care.  The Trust has also aided Visiting Nurses Associations by providing telemonitors which allow individuals with complex medical problems to remain at home while being monitored by trained medical personnel.

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Eligibility:

  • Grants are limited to US organizations which are tax exempt under section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954.
  • Organizations must agree to deliver services to Individuals in a non- discriminatory manner, without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, sexual preference, or national origin.

Preferences:

  • Preference is given to those organizations that offer direct service to elderly and disabled individuals to assist them in remaining in their homes despite economic, physical or other hardships. 
  • The Trustees look favorably upon applicant organizations governed by a Board of Directors which demonstrate a positive history of accomplishment, stability and low employee turnover.

Ineligibility:

  • The Curtis Trust does not ordinarily provide financial support for:
    • Grants to Individuals
    • Renovations to existing facilities frequented by elderly or handicapped person