Name of Foundation: The Turrell Fund
Location: Montclair, New Jersey
Contact Info: http://www.turrellfund.org Phone: (973) 783-9358
Coverage Area: The Turrell Fund grants are awarded primarily to organizations located in Essex, Hudson, Passaic and Union Counties in New Jersey, and throughout the State of Vermont.
Subject Area: Developmental and educational services to at-risk children
Assets: $100 million (2011)
Last Year Total Giving: $3.6 million (2011)
In a Nutshell:
The Turrell Fund was founded in 1935 by Herbert and Margaret Turrell. Until his death in 1941, Herbert Turrell had been a director of the American Home Products Corp., and had been chief executive of the Oxzyn Co., manufacturers of cosmetic preparations, when it was acquired by American Home Products in 1927.
The Fund supports organizations which directly provide for or foster the creation and delivery of quality developmental and educational services to at-risk children, especially the youngest, and their families, in Vermont and designated areas of New Jersey.
In addition to requests for the funding of direct services, they also consider well-structured advocacy, policy involvement, and systems change proposals. This includes organizations, for which advocacy is only a component of their work, and those agencies for which it is the primary mission. However, the foundation does not encourage funding for capital projects or initiatives devoted to serving children with highly specialized health and development requirements.
Financial considerations have led the foundation to reduce their overall grant spending in recent years. This step has been taken in support of long term sustainability.
Developmental and Educational Services
Systems Change Proposals
How to Apply:
If your organization serves children in the K-12 range, preferably at risk populations in the targeted geographic area, review the sample application.
The Turrell Fund requires all grant-seekers submit their applications online. Please visit Apply for Support for specific instructions on the use of the online system. Applicants must be aware of the spring and fall annual deadlines, when the board reviews applications.
Recent News and Grant Activity:
Annual Grants, 2011