Robert and Jaimie Taylor Foundation: Grants for Diseases

OVERVIEW: The Robert and Jaimie Taylor Foundation is an under-the-radar funder that supports a variety of disease-based organizations across the United States.

IP TAKE: Taylor may not accept unsolicited grant applications, but its past tax filings indicate that it’s open to supporting organization with which it may not already be familiar as new organizations make its grants rosters each year.

PROFILE: Based in Winnetka, Illinois, the Robert and Jaimie Taylor Foundation is a small family nonprofit that awards modest grants to support a decent number of disease related organizations. The foundation does not operate a website, nor does it employ a formal staff, so information about the Taylor Foundation is difficult to locate.

Recent tax filings do not state specific areas of focus in its grantmaking. However, after looking over its recent grants awarded in the disease space, it appears that Taylor supports a wide variety of disease-based organizations such as the American Heart Association, the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation, and the ALS Association.

The Taylor Foundation awards general operating support and project specific grants. For example, in the past the foundation has cut checks to the ALS Association to support its medical services as well as the America Brain Tumor Association for its research activities.

Grant range from $1,000 to $350,000, but most fall in the $10,000 to $50,000 range. The foundation tends to favor organizations working in its home state of Illinois, but it does award a decent number of grants to groups operating outside of the state.

The foundation does not accept unsolicited grant applications or requests for funding.


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Robert and Jaimie Taylor Foundation
312 Woodley Road
Winnetka, Illinois 60093
(847) 748-9591