Leo Niessen, Jr. Charitable Trust Grant

Leo Niessen, Jr. Charitable Trust

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Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Anticipated deadline: Jan 15, 2020

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Applied Project / Program

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: Preferred: Counties in New Jersey: Atlantic County, Burlington County, Camden County, Cumberland County, Gloucester County, Ocean County, Salem County, Counties in Pennsylvania: Adams County, Berks County, Bucks County, Chester County, Cumberland County, Dauphin County, Delaware County, Franklin County, Lancaster County, Lebanon County, Lehigh County, Montgomery County, Northampton County, Perry County, Philadelphia County, York County Other eligible locations: United States

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Leo Niessen lived in Abington Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. In 1993, his foundation was funded from a testamentary bequest. He was a charitable man who also made substantial philanthropic gifts to Holy Redeemer Hospital during his lifetime. He had a special affinity for Red Cloud Indian School of Pine Ridge, South Dakota. To this day, the Co-Trustees of his foundation continue to support this school, as well as the Holy Redeemer Hospital and The Society for the Propagation of the Faith. All grants are made in memory of Leo Niessen and his family.

To provide grants to qualified 501(c)(3) organizations supporting charitable, religious, scientific, literary, or educational purposes.

Program areas
  • Arts, culture and humanities
  • Education
  • Environment/animals
  • Health 
  • Human services 
  • Public/society benefit 
  • Religion

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.
  • There are no geographic limitations, however, the trust has a practice of supporting organizations located in Southeastern Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey.


  • Preference may be given to requests from the following:
    • Red Cloud Indian School of Pine Ridge, South Dakota
    • Holy Redeemer Hospital and Medical Center of Huntington Valley, Pennsylvania
    • The Society for the Propagation of the Faith, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


  • The foundation does not fund requests for endowments.