Three generations ago, Frederick H. Prince and his wife Abbie Norman Prince established a philanthropic legacy by creating the Prince Charitable Trusts. Over time, their heirs have created giving programs in cities where the Prince family has deep and long-standing ties: Chicago, Illinois; Washington, DC; and, Newport, Rhode Island.
Today, our giving remains concentrated in these geographic areas, while also reflecting a widening circle of compassion, demonstrated by our support of the arts, environment, youth, health and other areas of giving.
We are a family foundation that believes in the capacity of non-profit organizations to change lives, to improve communities and to advance ideas. In standing with the organizations we fund, we strive to add muscle to their might with operating, project, and capacity-building grants and special awards for their often unique and unheralded work.
We are the Prince Charitable Trusts. We were established in 1947, and what matters most to us has always mattered to us: compassionate, committed and responsive philanthropy. We invite you to get to know us and the organizations we support.
Photo Credit: Courtesy of Alliance for the Great Lakes
Does not include the MacArthur Fund for the Arts at Prince which totaled $2,001,020 in 2021 or Prince-MARPAT which totaled $185,000
Photo Credit: Kate Whitney Lucey Photography, courtesy of MLK Community Center
Photo Credit: Courtesy of Anacostia Business Development
Photo Credit: Courtesy of Kartemquin
Photo Credit: Courtesy of Newport Tree Conservancy
Photo Credit: Courtesy of John F. Kennedy Center Washington National Opera
Photo Credit: Courtesy of Millennium Park
What to know now
We are excited to launch our new Environmental Justice Program. For details visit the Chicago page. Link to Chicago page.
The Aya Initiative – learn about the new participatory initiative of our environment program and view a list of the inaugural grant recipients.
2022 grant deadline is June 13. We are not accepting new unsolicited proposals this year; 2021 grant recipient are welcome to apply.
Here are the topics under consideration for funding in the Washington, DC, program in 2022.
Fields: Arts & Culture; Land Protection, Clean Water, Livable Communities
January/February, 2022 – Invitations to submit proposals sent to organizations.
February 25, 2022
Fields: Farming/New Markets, Livable Communities, Prince-MARPAT, Health and Well-being, Parkinson’s Research and Services
August 2022 – Invitations to submit proposals sent to organizations
September 19, 2022
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Chicago and Newport: 312-419-8700
Washington, DC: 202-728-0646
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