Sarah K. deCoizart Perpetual Charitable Trust: Grants for Marine Conservation

OVERVIEW: The Sarah K. deCoizart Charitable Trust seeks marine conservation organizations that protect watersheds, wetlands, and ocean habitats.

IP TAKE: This funder awards project specific grants and does not offer support for general operating expenses.

PROFILE: Established in 1992, the Sarah K. deCoizart Charitable Trust focuses its grantmaking on the environment, species conservation, and blindness. JP Morgan Chase Bank and Mr. Richard Bartholomae oversee the trust’s distributions. 

The trust’s environmental and species conservation program supports projects that address “environmental hazards, wildlife conservation, and the protection of ecologically important areas.” The foundation also supports land use policy work that focuses on park preservation, open spaces in urban settings, and environmental analyses of urban sprawl.

Grant amounts typically range from $20,000 to $100,000. Past grantees include Ducks Unlimited, which received a grant in support of its critical restoration work of two wetlands in Rhode Island, and the Conservation Law Foundation, which received support for its work rebuilding fisheries and protecting ocean habitats in New England. To learn more about the types of organizations the trust supports, explore its contributions list.

The Sarah K. deCoizart Charitable Trust accepts unsolicited grant proposals. The submission deadline is August 15 and grant distribution occurs in January. The trust gives funding priority to the tristate area of New England; however, it awards grants to organizations located across the Northeastern region of the United States.

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