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 should not 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 was founded in 1953 by real estate developer William F. Chatlos. In its history it has given away over $120 million to causes important to its founder. Approximately two thirds of Chatlos’s overall giving is directed towards religious education and other causes, while about twenty-five percent of its giving goes to medical institutions. It has a wide range of giving areas, including bible colleges/seminaries, religious causes, liberal arts colleges, medical concerns, and social concerns.

While Chatlos does not name any specific disease-related grantmaking interests, it states that approximately 26% of its funding goes to medical concerns. The majority of this funding is directed at large medical institutions and advocacy organizations. Past grantees include the Arkansas Children’s Hospital Foundation, Palomar Pomerado Health Foundation, Christiana Care Health System, and Alzheimer’s and Dementia Research Center.

According to Chatlos, its grants for medical concerns generally range from $5,000 to $15,000. 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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