The John Ben Snow Memorial Trust
The mission of the Memorial Trust is to make grants within specific focus areas to enhance the quality of life in many geographic areas.  Historically, the Memorial Trust has made grants in the following program areas:

     - Arts and Culture
     - Community Initiatives
     - Disabilities and Universal Access
     - Education
     - Environment
     - Historic Preservation
     - Journalism
     - Literacy

The Memorial Trust responds to the ever-changing needs of various segments of the population, especially to the needs of young people and people who are disadvantaged either physically or economically.

It is the Memorial Trust’s general policy to give preference to proposals seeking funds for new or enhanced programs, one-time, short-term grants to sustain a program until funding is stabilized, matching grants used to encourage the participation of other donors, and “last dollars” towards a capital campaign. 

The Memorial Trust will not accept proposals from individuals or for-profit organizations.  Additionally, the Memorial Trust does not encourage proposals from religious organizations or proposals for endowments, contingency funding, or debt reduction.  There are no minimums or maximum grant amounts; however, most grants range from $10,000 to $25,000.

Valerie A. MacFie,
Jonathan L. Snow,
Emelie M. Williams,
Bank of New York Mellon,
Corporate Trustee
John Ben Snow
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