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Sally Hughes Church Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-02-09

At A Glance

Sally Hughes Church Foundation

295 Main St., Ste. 600

Salinas, CA United States 93901-3414

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2013-12-31)

Assets: $7,023,617

Total giving: $312,083





Additional Contact Information

Application address: c/o Anne Leach, 17 E. Gabilan St., Salinas, CA 93901, tel.: (831) 758-2401


Established in CA - Founded by Sally Hughes Church, who was born on August 18, 1931. She studied drama at San Francisco State. In 1959, she helped create the White Oaks Theatre in Carmel, CA. Soon after, she learned she was suffering from multiple sclerosis, a disease that would eventually leave her partially paralyzed. Because of the disease, she understood what it was like to have a dream just out of reach, but she also experienced the joy of achieving a dream through the kindness and generosity of strangers. By creating and funding her foundation, she was able to put other's dreams within their reach. Ms. Hughes' health deteriorated slowly until her death on Mar. 28, 1995, at the age of 73.

Purpose and Activities

The foundation assists non-profit organizations related to youth, arts and culture, and agriculture.

Fields of Interest

  • Agriculture
  • Arts and culture
  • Child welfare
  • Community recreation
  • Health
  • Hospital care
  • Public libraries
Population Groups
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Low-income and poor people
  • Multipurpose centers

Financial Data

Year ended 2013-12-31

Assets: $7,023,617 (market value)

Expenditures: $426,856

Total giving: $312,083

Qualifying distributions: $321,278

Giving activities include:

$312,083 for 18 grants (high: $45,000; low: $5,000)