Sarah K. de Coizart Perpetual Charitable Trust


The Sarah K. de Coizart Article TENTH Perpetual Charitable Trust was established in 1992 under Mrs. de Coizart’s Will. Annual distributions from the Trust are managed by JP Morgan Chase Bank.

Funding Interests

The Trust supports a range of species conservation projects, including the protection of ecologically important areas with a specific species impact. Competitive applications will focus on the impact on a particular endangered or at-risk animal species.

Grants are exclusively for project support and range in size from $20,000 to $75,000 a year. Multi-year commitments will be considered. Priority will be given to projects focused on the tri-state area and New England.

Grants in the area of blindness and vision impairments include a broad range of services and research. Service-related grants may include expansion of existing services, implementation of new efforts and improvements of infrastructure to facilitate services. No grants will be considered to substitute lost government funding. Priority will be given to programs serving the Northeast United States. Research grants will primarily be considered through disease associations or other intermediaries with re-granting programs guided by scientific advisory committees. Preference will be given to efforts that support emerging research talent, innovative treatment or early detection studies.

Grants will focus exclusively on project support and will range in size from $20,000 to $50,000 per year. Multi-year commitments will be considered.

Geographic Focus:
For species conservation: the Northeast region of the United States

For blindness-related services and research: the Northeast region of the United States

No grants are made to individuals or for matching gifts or loans.

Organizations must be classified by the Internal Revenue Service as public charities and tax-exempt under section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986.

Grant Information:
Grants range in size from $20,000 to $75,000 per year. Multi-year requests are considered.

Grant Cycle:
The annual proposal deadline is October 1. Grants are made in January.

Type of Support:

JPMorgan Chase Relationship:


Please include the following items in your organization’s request:

1. Proposal (maximum of three pages, 12 pt. font, normal margins) which includes:

a. Overview of the organization (i.e., primary goals, needs or problems being addressed, population served)
b. Description of the project for which you are seeking support

i. Statement of purpose and the needs being addressed by the project
ii. Population served and how they will benefit from the project
iii. Project timeline/anticipated project duration

c. Brief biography of the executive director and key project staff

2. Project budget

a. If it is a two-year request, please include a two-year projected budget
b. Include a list of foundation, corporate and other support applied to the budget

3. Current fiscal year organizational budget

a. Also include a projected budget for upcoming year (if available)
b. Indicate if the organization has an endowment

i. Quote the most recent value of the corpus
ii. Indicate if the funds are permanently restricted or board restricted

4. List of foundation and corporate supporters

a. Include a list of funders for the current fiscal year
b. Also provide a list from the most recently completed fiscal year
c. Include foundation and corporation names and amounts

5. Most recently completed audited financial statements

6. List of board members

a. Include affiliations (employer)
b. Include years of service

Please note:
All applications to the
Sarah K. de Coizart Article TENTH Perpetual Charitable Trust
must be submitted online.


Total Contributions in 2024: $1,949,100

American Bird Conservancy, The Plains, VA
$45,000 as a first installment for creating structurally diverse, healthy forest to benefit Golden-winged Warblers, Cerulean Warblers, and Wood Thrush in Pennsylvania and New York  

Billion Oyster Project, New York, NY
$50,000 as a final installment for Oyster Monitoring & Health Testing

Conservation Law Foundation, Boston, MA
$50,000 as a first installment for the Campaign to Protect and Restore the North Atlantic Right Whale

Defenders of Wildlife, Washington, DC
$50,000 for Protecting North Atlantic Right Whales  

Delaware Riverkeeper Network, Bristol, PA
$40,000 to prevent Atlantic Sturgeon Extinction from the Delaware River

Delaware Wild Lands, Inc, Odessa, DE
$18,000 as a final installment for Wood Duck Conservation Initiative  

Downeast Salmon Federation, Columbia Falls, ME
$75,000 for returning endangered Atlantic Salmon to the East Machias and Narraguagus Rivers  

Ducks Unlimited, Inc, Memphis, TN
$50,000 as a final installment for Herring River Restoration: Conserving Nesting Habitat for Saltmarsh Sparrows  

Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries, Stonington, ME
$55,000 for the River Herring Networks: Supporting Stewardship and Sustainability of a Keystone Species for our New England Coastal Communities  

Mass Audubon, Lincoln, MA
$35,000 as a first installment for connecting salt marsh restoration to Saltmarsh Sparrow conservation

National Marine Life Center, Buzzards Bay, MA
$75,000 for infrastructure upgrades to the Sea Turtle Grant program  

NatureServe, Arlington, VA
$55,000 as a first installment for conserving aquatic insects in the Northeast

New Jersey Audubon Society, Bernardsville, NJ
$65,000 for the Horseshoe Crab recovery coalition research  

New York City Audubon Society Inc, New York, NY
$50,000 as a final payment for saving at-risk wading birds in New York Harbor: Black-crowned Night Heron and Glossy Ibis

The Research Foundation for SUNY at SUNY Environmental Science and Forestry, Albany, NY
$60,000 as the final installment for using non-invasive survey methods to monitor endangered turtles  

Seabird Institute, Bremen, Me
$60,000 as the final installment for sustaining Maine’s Atlantic Puffins by ensuring responsible offshore wind development  

Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Foundation, Honolulu, HI
$50,000 as the first installment for Reducing Whale Entanglements in New England Pot & Trap Fisheries  

Van Cortlandt Park Alliance, Bronx, NY
$25,000 as a final installment for a Mature Hardwood Forest  

Westmoreland Sanctuary, Mt. Kisco, NY
$13,500 as a final installment for enriching local habitat and protecting the wood turtle, American elm, and eastern box turtle  

Zoo New England, Boston, MA
$75,000 as a first installment for protecting Diamond-Backed Terrpins in Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts

Association for the Visually Impaired, West Nyack, NY
$30,600 for Assistive Technology

Foundation Fighting Blindness, Columbia, MD
$100,000 as a first installment for Universal Rare Gene Study (“Uni’Rare”): A Registry and Natural History Study of Retinal Dystrophies Associated with Rare Disease-Causing Genetic Variants

Freedom Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc, Cassville, NY
$30,000 as a final installment for Hometown Training

Future in Sight, Concord, NH
$50,000 for supporting a better model of care for new Hampshire’s low-income blind and visually-impaired community

Helen Keller Services, Brooklyn, NY
$70,000 for Expansion of online learning

Hildene: The Lincoln Family Home, Manchester, VT
$55,000 for preserving Vermont’s Randall Cattle Heritage

Lighthouse Guild International Inc, New York, NY
$25,000 for the LGI Tele-Support Program

MAB Community Services, Inc, Brookline, MA
$25,000 as a final installment for statewide access technology expansion initiative for older adults with visual disabilities

The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
$16,000 for access programs for people who are blind or low vision

Northeastern Center for Vision Education (NERCVE) at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, MA
$100,000 as the final installment for advancing online braille instruction and sustaining braille competency

Notre Dame Academy, Worcester, MA
$31,000 to help support the Master Facility Plan

Notre Dame Academy, Worcester, MA
$200,000 for Exterior Safety and Accessibility Project

Oak Hill, Hartford, CT
$30,000 for the Eleanor Brooks Blindness Support Center

Optometric Center of New York, New York, NY
$25,000 as a final installment for the Care for the Homeless Charitable Care Project

Salus University, Elkins Park, PA
$40,000 as a final installment for Expanding Orientation and Mobility Training for individuals with blindness/vision impairments

St. Francis de Sales School for the Deaf, Brooklyn, NY
$75,000 as a final installment for start-up funding for the Creation of One Intervener Paraprofessional Position

Usher 1F Collaborative, Newtonville, MA
$50,000 as a first installment to support Dr. David Corey’s continued work advancing gene therapy as a treatment for Usher 1F

Contact Information

All application materials must be submitted online.

Grant receipts and reports should be addressed to

Other questions should be addressed to:
Carolyn Winter, Program Officer,
Lindsey Crane, Program Officer,
Cheryl Anhava, Program Officer,