OVERVIEW: The Robert and Jaimie Taylor Foundation is an under-the-radar funder that funds general operating expenses for a wide variety of disease-based organizations across the country, in fields like cancer and brain disease.
IP TAKE: Taylor may not accept unsolicited grant applications, but tax filings indicate that new organizations make its grants rosters each year.
PROFILE: Based in Winnetka, Illinois, the Robert and Jaimie Taylor Foundation is a small, family non-profit that awards modest grants to a 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 come by.
The Taylor Foundation awards general operating support and project-specific grants. In recent tax filings, disease-related donations made up a significant portion of the foundation’s reported giving. Grantees include the Alzheimer’s and Dementia Alliance, the American Brain Tumor Association, the Cancer Wellness Center, and the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
Grant amounts coming out of Taylor can vary pretty widely, ranging anywhere from $1,000 to $350,000, though 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 national organizations and groups operating outside of the state. However, this 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