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The Alexander and Margaret Stewart Trust Grant

Grants to Washington, D.C. Nonprofits for Research in and
Treatment of Cancer and Childhood Illnesses

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Foundation / Corporation

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The Alexander and Margaret Stewart Trust

Deadline Date:

09/22/17 Close of Business


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Grants to Washington, D.C. nonprofit organizations for projects that address children's health problems and cancer research and treatments that will specifically benefit local residents. New applicants are required to submit a letter of inquiry in advance of the deadline. Preference will go to organizations that are both located in and serve the Washington D.C. area.

Focus area details:

1) Cancer: The Trust supports cancer research scholars through its Pew-Stewart Scholars for Cancer Research program. Some grants are also made for care and treatment of D.C. residents afflicted with cancer. The Trust occasionally may fund the purchase of equipment used in cancer diagnosis and treatment.

2) Children's Health: Grants are focused on improvements in the treatment of childhood medical afflictions of children residing in Washington, D.C. who are physically or mentally ill or handicapped. Grants are also intended for the prevention of diseases common to childhood.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 173408

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Trust makes grants only to organizations that are able to produce evidence of tax exemption under Internal Revenue Service Code Section 501(c)(3) and public charity status under Section 509.

The Trust prefers that the organization that is seeking funding is based in Washington, D.C. and/or serves those individuals living in Washington, D.C.

There is no funding for endowments, building programs or capital campaigns. Awards are not made for scholarships to individuals or to institutions on behalf of individuals.

Pre-Application Information:

Grant applications may be submitted at any time during the year. Those in the hands of the Trustees by the close of business on September 22, 2017 for Grant Year 2018, are generally assured of a decision before the end of the year.

For applicants seeking Trust funding for the first time, please fill out the Letter of Inquiry form (see Contact Information for the link). Once the LOI Form is reviewed, you will be contacted regarding the decision to submit an application.

If you have received a grant from the Stewart Trust within the last three years, you automatically pre-qualify and do not need to submit an LOI.

Application Information:

Applicants can gage grant size on previously awarded amounts found here:

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Register and submit an LOI online:

Lori Jackson, Executive Manager
Phone: 202-785-9892

Alexander and Margaret Stewart Trust
Brawner Building, Suite 610
888 Seventeenth Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20006-3321

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Washington, DC