Wood Family Charitable Trust: Northwest Funders

OVERVIEW: The Wood Family Charitable Trust supports education, health and human services in Vale, Oregon and the surrounding communities.

FUNDING AREAS: Education, health, human services

IP TAKE: Contact this funder for general operating support that is very relevant to supporting the local community.

PROFILE: Established in 2007, the Wood Family Charitable Trust is a private foundation that is focused on Oregon. This foundation is managed by Bank of America’s Washington office. Grantmaking includes education, health, and human services.

Wood aims to support underserved populations in its home region by promoting quality programming. It prioritizes requests for general operating support and strongly encourages these applications. However, the funder also considers program support and small program-related capital expenses that are included in other requests. Past local support has gone to Foundation for the Arts in Vale, Vale Elementary and Middle Schools, Veteran Advocates of Ore-Ida, and the Oregon Cattlemen’s Stewardship Fund.

Foundation grants are often between $3,000 and $25,000. Learn more about this funder’s local giving by examining its Foundation Maps grant history. Grantmaking is largely focused on the city of Vale, Oregon, and the surrounding Oregon communities. Most Wood grants are for one-year periods, although it occasionally provides multi-year support as well.

The foundation accepts unsolicited grant applications from nonprofits. The annual application deadline is March 15, and applicants can expect to hear back with a funding decision by May 15. Grantseekers must use the Bank of America online system to apply for a grant. Direct general questions to the staff at wa.grantmaking@ustrust.com or 206-358-0912.

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