Social Service Organizations
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.
Proposal submission begins January 1 for the spring funding cycle and July 1 for the fall funding cycle. Charis will accept only 50 proposals each cycle.
Please plan to submit your proposal early as we will hit our 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.