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Small Project Grants

The Trust, in accordance with its mission to improve the lives and circumstances of beneficiaries, awards one-time small project grants of up to $10,000 to create innovative new program ideas, substantially improve and supplement existing activities, or significantly increase the quality of ongoing projects.


Candidates for small project grants include private non-profit organizations or local governmental entities. Regular state programs and for-profit agencies are not eligible to apply.

Grant Amount

A total of $250,000 is available annually for small project grants, with approximately $80,000 available per grant cycle. Each project is limited to a maximum of $10,000.


Applications for small projects are accepted three times per calendar year. To be considered, application packets must be completed and received by The Trust office no later than 4:30 p.m. on the following dates:

  • March 1
  • July 1
  • November 1

Any completed small projects grant applications submitted after the deadline will be held and considered in the next group of applications, unless withdrawn by the applicant.


To apply click here to access a new application.

To finish your application or to complete your report click here to access the grant application portal.


Small Project Funding Guidelines


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Guidelines Small Project Grants – May 2011
Guidelines for requesting Small Project grants, which can be used for innovative projects or enhancement to an existing project directly improving the lives and independent functioning of Trust beneficiaries. (May 2011)

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Small Project Grants Awarded - March 2012

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