Chatlos Foundation: Grants for Diseases

OVERVIEW: Chatlos Foundation names “medical concerns” as one of its areas of grantmaking interest. The foundation does not specify particular diseases, only that it does not back medical research.

IP TAKE: This funder’s religious-based giving shouldn’t deter grantseekers. This appears to be an open-minded funder that does not require grantees to be associated with a particular sect or religion.

PROFILE: The Florida-based Chatlos Foundation focuses its giving on mainly religious causes, including bible colleges and seminaries. However, the foundation notes “medical concerns” as one of its other areas of grantmaking interest.

To those ends, Chatlos does not specify particular diseases, only that it does not back medical research. Additionally, the foundation does not require its grantees to be affiliated with any particular religion. So, this leaves the funding door pretty wide open.

As for its disease-related funding, Chatlos awards grants to a wide variety of regional and national organizations. The foundation does not name specific diseases of interest, and the list of organizations that have received Chatlos grants in the past is diverse, including cancer centers, groups fighting blindness, and those focused on orphan diseases.

While medical concerns make up 26 percent of the foundation’s grantmaking, grant amounts are modest, typically ranging from $5,000 to $15,000. However, first-time grantees are typically limited to $10,000 or less. To learn more about past Chatlos grantees, explore its grants page.  

Chatlos Foundation accepts unsolicited grant applications throughout the year. Note that they tend to favor multi-year grants so new applicants can expect a good deal of competition.


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