Charis Fund will start accepting proposals for the spring meeting on January 16, 2024 at 10:00am.
Social Service Organizations
**NOTE: Starting in 2024 the portals will open on January 16 and July 15
Charis Fund is a small, benevolent family trust established in 1938, intended to support projects focused on social welfare (prioritizing hunger, housing, homelessness, at-risk youth), health and education. Charis is non-denominational but often funds religious organizations which provide services in the above categories. Charis Fund aids organizations located in California, Oregon, Washington and Nevada. Charis Fund has two funding cycles per year.
WHAT WE DO
Charis Fund exists to support organizations addressing some of society’s greatest challenges. We provide grants that range from $2,500 - $7,500 to small-to-medium sized non-profit agencies (501(c)(3) required) in the states of California, Oregon, Washington and Nevada.
Charis Fund’s goal is to help initiate or expand programs focused on the areas below:
Example: New showers for a shelter, shelter program expansion
Food insecurity/feeding programs
Example: Food purchase, location expansion
Example: After-school programs, mentoring support
Health care/mental health
Example: Wrap around programs for families and children, counseling programs
Example: Furniture for safe houses, violence prevention programs
Example: Treatment center/program expansion, substance free housing
Proposals are accepted ONLY through the submission portal on our Request Funding page. Please read ALL instructions before submitting a request. Proposals incorrectly submitted will be declined/deferred.
For 2024, proposal submission begins at 10:00am January 16 for the spring funding cycle
and 10:00am on July 15 for the fall funding cycle. Charis will accept only 50 proposals each cycle.
Please submit your proposal early as we expect to reach the 50 proposal maximum quickly.
PLEASE NOTE: Charis Fund does not give to “the arts," to colleges, universities or individuals requesting scholarships or sponsorships and it is prohibited from giving to political or lobbying organizations or to only pre-selected charities. We give lower priority to requests for operating funds/general support.