CHARIS FUND

Supporting Non-Profit 

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:

  • Housing issues/homelessness

     Example: New showers for a shelter, shelter program expansion

  • Food insecurity/feeding programs

     Example: Food purchase, location expansion

  • At-risk youth/education

     Example: After-school programs, mentoring support

  • Health care/mental health

     Example: Wrap around programs for families and children, counseling programs

  • Domestic violence

     Example: Furniture for safe houses, violence prevention programs

  • Substance abuse

     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.

Link to Charis Fund Grant Request Instructions

Link to Charis Fund Application Cover sheet 

 

Deadlines for the funding cycles are March 31 and September 30.

 

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. Depending upon circumstances, we also prefer not to support repeated requests for operating funds.

IMPACT

$5,017,480

Amount gifted

since 2000

972

Number of

grants

479

Number of

agencies helped