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Thomas F. and Kate Miller Jeffress Memorial Trust


Last Updated: 2016-05-24

At A Glance

Thomas F. and Kate Miller Jeffress Memorial Trust

1111 E. Main St., VA2-300-12-92

Richmond, VA United States 23219-3573


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-06-30)

Assets: $34,478,008

Total giving: $1,166,000



Additional Contact Information

Tel. for information regarding the application process for Jeffress Trust Awards Program in Interdisciplinary Research: (617) 279-2240, ext. 709


Established in 1981 in VA

Purpose and Activities

Giving primarily to VA colleges and universities for basic research in chemical, medical, and other scientific research.

Program Area(s)

The grantmaker has identified the following area(s) of interest:

Jeffress Trust Awards Program in Interdisciplinary Research

The program provides seed funding to support 1-year pilot studies of $100,000 that encourage the development of innovative interdisciplinary strategies that integrate computational and quantitative scientific methodologies across a broad range of scientific disciplines. The research areas currently eligible for Jeffress support include astronomy, biosciences, chemistry, computer sciences, engineering, environmental sciences, material science, mathematics and physic. The review process for this program is externally administered by The Medical Foundation in MA.

Fields of Interest

  • Biomedicine
  • Chemistry
  • Diseases and conditions
  • Education
  • Higher education
  • Physical and earth sciences
  • Science
  • Undergraduate education
  • University education
Population Groups
  • Academics

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-06-30

Assets: $34,478,008 (market value)

Expenditures: $1,601,605

Total giving: $1,166,000

Qualifying distributions: $1,410,022