MCJ Amelior Foundation: Grants for Diseases

OVERVIEW: The New Jersey-based MCJ Amelior Foundation supports a broad range of disease-related organizations across the country.

IP TAKE: There does not appear to be many limitations to Amelior’s grantmaking in this space. While this foundation does have sizeable assets, the majority of its disease grants are rather modest. This isn’t necessarily a funder to turn to for big grant dollars.

PROFILE: The MCJ Amelior Foundation awards a large number of grants to a variety of disease-related organizations across the country. While the foundation does not have a website, after examining its latest tax filings it’s clear that this is a funder with a broad range of interests in this space.

The Amelior Foundation awards $7 million to $8 million in grants each year, ranging in dollar amounts anywhere from $500 up to over $400,000. Although that’s a pretty wide spread, most disease-related grants come in at around $5,000 to $15,000. The diversity of Amelior’s giving in this space is apparent: past grants have gone the Cancer Hope Network, the Alan T. Brown Foundation to Cure Paralysis, and the Alliance for Lupus Research. The vast majority of grants are for general operating support.

Grants are spread fairly evenly between local/community organizations and larger national groups. Amelior is located in Morristown, New Jersey, and appears to show a bit of funding favoritism to organizations located in East Coast states, especially in its home state of New Jersey.   

The MCJ Amelior Foundation accepts unsolicited grant applications and requests for funding. There are no restrictions or limitations for Amelior’s grantmaking. There are no submission deadlines for grant applications, which should be sent to the attention of Suzanne Spero at the address provided below.


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MCJ Amelior Foundation

310 South Street

Morristown, New Jersey 07960

(973) 540-1946