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
- ARTS AND CULTURE, CULTURAL HERITAGE | $1,233,000
- CAPITAL (NEWPORT) | $155,000
- COVID-19 (DC) | $97,500
- ENVIRONMENT | $2,133,500
- HEALTH | $835,000
- HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES (NEWPORT) | $557,500
- OTHER | $539,971
- YOUTH (CHICAGO) | $630,000
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
Grants Portal Change:
Aya Initiative – Chicago
The RFP for The Aya initiative is now available. Click here to find out more about this exciting participatory grant making initiative.
Aya Initiative Office Hours – If you have specific questions about your Aya application, you can sign up for office hours. They are being held March 6 from 3pm – 5pm and March 9 from 10am – 12pm. click here to sign up.
Aya Initiative Deadline: March 13, 2023
Here are the topics under consideration for funding in the Washington, DC, program in 2023.
Fields: Arts & Culture; Resilient/Equitable Land Use, Livable Communities, Just Democracy
January/February, 2023 – Invitations to submit proposals sent to organizations.
February 27, 2023
Fields: Regenerative Agriculture/Food Justice, Livable Communities, Health and Well-being, Parkinson’s Research and Services
August 2023 – Invitations to submit proposals sent to organizations
September 15, 2023
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Washington, DC: 202-728-0646
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