Edna Wardlaw Charitable Trust: Grants for Global Security

OVERVIEW: Edna Wardlaw Charitable Trust's global security grantmaking is diverse in its wide-ranging support of groups that work in a variety of peace and security issues.

IP TAKE: This funder is not clear as to whether or not it accepts unsolicited grant applications.  

PROFILE: The Edna Wardlaw Charitable Trust’s overall grantmaking is diverse, but does not award many global security grants annually, generally fewer than 10. According to recent tax filings, grants tend to range between $5,000 and $10,000. With no website, or formal staff, the trust chooses to maintain a low profile. 

This funder also appears to focus its grantmaking on grassroots and small organizations. For instance, the trust has awarded global security grants to the Education for Peace in Iraq Center, and the Center on Conscience and War in the past.

Occasionally, Wardlaw also funds a few human rights-related grants each year. These include contributions to the Calliope Creative Foundation’s Human Rights Research Fund, as well as the Urgent Action Fund.

The Trust does not appear to have a geographic focus in its global security giving, and supports groups that work in the U.S. and around the world. While the trust's tax filing indicate that it does not accept unsolicited requests for funding, it does offer an address to which applications should be addressed, provided below.


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Edna Wardlaw Charitable Trust

c/o Suntrust Bank

P.O. Box 1908

Orlando, Florida 32802

(404) 419-8338