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 2023: $2,164,919

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

Appalachian Mountain Club, Boston, MA
$35,000 as the final installment for expanding Atlantic Salmon Habitat Restoration in Maine's 100-Mile Wilderness Region

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

Cornell University/Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY
$136,150 for Cornell Land Trust Bird Conservation Initiative Program Leader

Conservation Law Foundation, Boston, MA
$75,000 as the final installment for Campaign to Protect and Restore the North Atlantic Right Whale and Atlantic Cod

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

Delaware Wild Lands, Odessa, DE
$18,000 as the first installment for Wood Duck Conservation Initiative

Ducks Unlimited, Memphis, TN
$50,000 as the first installment for Herring River Restoration: Conserving Nesting Habitat for Saltmarch Sparrows

Freshkills Park Alliance, Staten Island, NY
$30,000 as the final installment for convervation and population demographics research of at-rishk species at Fresh Kills Park

Friends of Van Cortlant Park, Bronx, NY
$25,000 as the first installment for managing for a Mature Hardwood Forest

Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries, Stonington, ME
$30,000 as the final installment for Species Conservation and a River Herring Network

Marine Mammals of Maine, Bath, ME
$60,000 for Promoting Positive Outcomes for Seals During an Unsual Mortality Event

National Audubon Society for benefit of the Seabird Institute, Bremen, ME
$60,000 as the first installment for sustaining Maine’s Atlantic Puffins by ensuring responsible offshore wind development

National Marine Life Center, Buzzards Bay, Ma
$50,000 for increasing sea turtle triage and rehabilitation capacity

Natural Resources Defense Council, New York, NY
$75,000 for protecting pollinators from deadly pesticides

Nature Conservancy, New York, NY
$45,000 for habitat use of non-breeding northern gannets in the New York Bight and overlap with offshore wind energy lease areas

NatureServe, Arlington, VA
$45,000 as the final installment supporting for Pollinator Conservation in the Northeast

New York Restoration Project, New York, NY
$43,000 as the final installment for the Ecosystem Restoration in Northern Manhattan: Protecting American Chestnuts, Eastern Oysters, & Others

NYC Audubon Society, New York, NY
$50,000 as the first installment for saving at-risk wading birds in New York Harbor: Black-crowned Night Heron and Glossy Ibis

Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY
$46,269 as the final installment for the adaptive management of Monarch Butterflies in NY Highway Roadsides

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

Westmoreland Sanctuary, Mt. Kisco, NY
$36,500 as the first installment for enriching local habitat and protecting the wood turtle, American elm, and eastern box turtle

Wildlife Conservation Society, Bronx, NY
$100,000 for the conservation of sharks in the New York seascape

Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation, Portland, OR
$75,000 as the final installment for expanding Climate-Smart Pollinator Habitat on Northeastern Farms, Pastures, Forests, and Cities


Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY
$100,000 for Natural Scene Processing to Support a Deep-Brain Visual Prosthesis

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

Future in Sight, Concord, NH
$50,000 for Living Well with Vision Loss, a new medical model

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, Ny
$100,000 to study the role of natural compounds in regulating Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress and Fuch Dystrophy

MAB Community Services, Brookline, MA
$75,000 as the first installment for statewide access technology expansion intitiative for older adults with visual disabilities

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

Perkins School for the Blind, Watertown, MA
$65,000 for the Career Launch: Empowering Young Adults to Thrive in the Workplace

Salus University, Elkins Park, PA
$40,000 as the first 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 the first installment for start-up funding for the Creation of One Intervener Paraprofessional Position

The Jewish Museum, New York, NY
$40,000 for Access Programs for individuals who are Blind or have low vision

The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
$25,000 for access programs for people who are blind or low vision

University of Massachusetts Foundation, Boston, MA
$100,000 as the first installment for advancing online braille instruction and sustaining braille competency

Usher 1F Collaborative, Newtonville, MA
$50,000 as the final installment for supporting Dr. David Corey's work in gene therapy for Usher Syndrome Type 1F

VIA - Visually Impaired Advancement, Buffalo, NY
$25,000 as the final installment for supporting geo-targeted marketing to the Tri-State area and partial scholarship funding for 25 clients

Visions Services For The Blind And Visually Impaired, New York, NY
$75,000 as the final installment for combatting Social Isolation and the Digital Communication Gap: Technology training provided by VISIONS Certified O&M and VRT instructors for legally blind New Yorkers

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,