Emerson Charitable Trust: Grants for Diseases

OVERVIEW: The Emerson Charitable Trust supports a variety of disease related organizations across the United States.

IP TAKE: This funder supports costs to maintain and expand programs, capital costs and address community needs. The trust is not clear regarding its funding approach and eligibility requirements.

PROFILE: The Emerson Charitable Trust is the philanthropic arm Emerson Industrial Automation. Founded in 1975, the foundation supports organizations “[i]mproving quality of life, promoting volunteerism and increasing the impact of (the trust’s) contributed funds. Emerson focuses its grantmaking efforts on education, health and human services, arts and culture and civic needs.

The trust’s health and human services grantmaking focuses on “[s]upporting the health and well-being of residents of all ages.” Emerson does not have a grantmaking program dedicated to supporting disease related organizations; however, its tax filings indicate an interest in this funding field.

Disease grants typically range from $10,000 to $20,000. Click here to learn more about select Emerson grantees. Past disease grantees include the American Cancer Society and Action for Autism. Although the trust awards grants to theater organizations across the United States, it gives funding priority to those located in regions in which Emerson has an employee and business presence.

The Emerson Charitable Trust accepts unsolicited grant applications and requests for funding.


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Emerson Charitable Trust

8000 West Florissant Avenue

P.O. Box 41000

St. Louis, Missouri 63136