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: Dave McLaughlin, Clean Ocean Access
Does not include the MacArthur Fund for the Arts at Prince which totaled $1,972,778 in 2020 or Prince-MARPAT which totaled $185,000
Photo Credit: Courtesy of After School Matters
Photo Credit: Hilary Salmon, Capital Area Food Bank
Photo Credit: Courtesy of Rhode Island Natural History Survey
What to know now
Important 2021 update: We are not accepting new, unsolicited proposals in the Prince Arts Program this year.
Prince Arts Program Deadline: Monday, April 5, 2021 @ 5PM
Visit our “How to Apply” page for 2021 proposal requirements.
Environment Program Deadline: Tuesday, June 1, 2021 @ 5PM
Watch this space for updated proposal requirements.
Here are the topics under consideration for funding in the Washington, DC, program in 2021.
Fields: Arts & Culture; Environment: Land Protection, Clean Water, Livable Communities
January/February, 2021 – Invitations to submit proposals sent to organizations.
Application Submission Period
February – March 2021
Fields: Environment: Farming/New Markets, Livable Communities, Prince-MARPAT; Promoting Health: Health and Well-being, Parkinson’s Research and Services
July – August 2021 – Invitations to submit proposals sent to organizations
Application Submission Period
Important 2021 update:
Organizations that received funding in 2020 are invited to apply for funding in 2021. We are not accepting unsolicited proposals this year.
We have changed our application requirements. Please see the “how to apply” page for details.
Proposal Deadline 5:00 pm CST on Monday, May 3.
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