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Recent Grants

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In 2019, The May & Stanley Smith Charitable Trust awarded 165 grants totaling $21,004,607, with an average grant award size of $127,301 and an average annual grant payment of $75,016.

The list below details all grants approved since 2014, representing the Trust’s current interests. The list can be filtered by Funding Priority.

In addition to those grants listed for 2020, the Trust awarded COVID-19 Rapid Response Grants of $10,000 each for general operating support to 197 current grantees for a total of $1,970,000. More information on the Trust's pandemic response can be found on the COVID-19 Response page.

Organization Location Program Year Amount Purpose
The Mission Continues St. Louis, MO, USA Veterans 2015 $100,000 To provide opportunities for veterans in Southern California to engage with their communities through service
The Soldiers Project North Hollywood, CA, USA Veterans 2015 $50,000 To provide free psychotherapy to service members, veterans and their families
United Services Organization Arlington, VA, USA Veterans 2015 $100,000 To support transitioning service members, veterans and their families in Washington State
United States Veterans Initiative Los Angeles, CA, USA Veterans 2015 $200,000 Over two years to provide transitional housing and supportive services to homeless female veterans
University of Hawaii Foundation Honolulu, HI, USA Veterans 2015 $30,000 To provide scholarships for Veteran Bachelor of Science in Nursing students at the University of Hawai'i.
Veterans Legal Clinic - USD San Diego, CA, USA Veterans 2015 $50,000 To provide free legal services to veterans
Veterans Village of San Diego San Diego, CA, USA Veterans 2015 $80,000 To provide trauma-informed substance abuse and mental health care for homeless veterans
Worklife Institute Houston, TX, USA Veterans 2015 $80,000 To provide career transition and supportive services to veterans and their spouses
Abilities United Palo Alto, CA, USA Disabilities 2014 $75,000 To provide inclusive services and support for adults with disabilities
AbilityFirst Pasadena, CA, USA Disabilities 2014 $35,000 To provide a fully-accessible camp experience for adults with physical and developmental disabilities, and respite for their families
Amplify Life Reno, NV, USA Disabilities 2014 $50,000 Over two years to provide recreational camp opportunities for adults with disabilities and respite for families
Association for Independent Living Dallas, TX, USA Disabilities 2014 $40,000 Over two years to provide independent living support for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities
Bay Area Outreach & Recreation Program Berkeley, CA, USA Disabilities 2014 $50,000 Over two years to provide sports, recreation, and outdoor adventures to adults with physical and visual disabilities
Best Buddies Canada Toronto, ON, Canada Disabilities 2014 $40,000 To provide opportunities for personal & leadership development for transitioning high school students with intellectual and developmental disabilities
Best Buddies International Miami, FL, USA Disabilities 2014 $300,000 Over two years to provide supported employment opportunities in professional work environments to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities
Bet Tzedek Los Angeles, CA, USA Disabilities 2014 $75,000 To provide free legal services to low-income adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families/caregivers
Camp for All Houston, TX, USA Disabilities 2014 $50,000 Over two years to provide a tailored, barrier-free camp experience for transitioning youth and adults with cognitive, developmental, and physical challenges
Canine Companions for Independence Santa Rosa, CA, USA Disabilities 2014 $100,000 Over two years to provide trained service dogs for adults who are deaf or hard of hearing
Creative Growth Art Center Oakland, CA, USA Disabilities 2014 $30,000 To provide creative and professional artistic opportunities for adults with disabilities
Freedom Service Dogs Englewood, CO, USA Disabilities 2014 $70,000 Over two years to provide custom-trained service dogs for adults with disabilities