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Charis Fund’s goal is to help initiate or expand programs focused on the areas of:

o Housing/homelessness
o Food insecurity/ feeding programs
o At-risk youth/education
o Mental health/Health Care
o Domestic violence
o Substance Abuse

Funding is available only to groups residing within California, Oregon, Nevada and Washington State
Organizations are eligible to receive funds once every 3 years.
An organization that has received more than $30,000 from Charis Fund will need to take a 5-year break
before requesting more funding.


Due to  excessive demand, we have moved to a 2-part submission process to more equitably and effectively receive and evaluate requests.

Part 1: Organizations submit basic agency information and a single-page executive summary via the buttons below.  Charis will accept these requests twice a year, mid-January and mid-July for a 2-hour period of time. There will not be a limit on the number of groups that can submit in that 2-hour timeframe.


Summary submissions will be accepted on July 15, 2024, from 10:00am - 12:00pm (2 hours) for the fall cycle. 

Part 2: Charis trustees will review the summaries and select 50 groups that will receive instructions for submitting a more extensive grant request for possible funding (NOTE: not all of the 50 selected agencies will receive funding)

If you have previously applied and DID receive funding, you are a returning agency.

If you have never applied OR have applied and DIDN'T receive funding, you are a new agency. 

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