Marquis George MacDonald Foundation: Grants for Diseases

OVERVIEW: The Marquis George MacDonald Foundation supports a diverse range of disease-related projects, mainly with large, national groups. There appears to be no specific pattern in its grantmaking in this regard.

IP TAKE: MacDonald is a fairly modest grantmaker and seems to support the same organizations each year. Grantseekers should note that they will have to compete with large, national organizations here. 

PROFILE: The Marquis George MacDonald Foundation awards grants to disease-related outfits around the United States. Information about the foundation is limited, as it does not have a website and appears to operate with a minimal staff.

The foundation’s latest available tax filings show some disease grantmaking favoring national groups, but a few grants to smaller outfits and community-based nonprofits. Past grantees include the Alzheimer’s Association and the American Cancer Society, as well as local organizations such as Henderson Mental Health and the Brattleboro Area AIDS Project.

Grant are modest, for the most part, generally ranging from around $1,000 to $10,000. The foundation takes a proactive approach to its grantmaking and does not accept unsolicited applications or requests for funding.


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Marquis George MacDonald Foundation

PO Box 803878

Chicago, Illinois 60680

(312) 630-6000