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Charles A. King Trust


Last Updated: 2016-02-11

At A Glance

Charles A. King Trust

225 Franklin St.

Boston, MA United States 02110-2801


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2013-12-31)

Assets: $22,968,637

Total giving: $876,500





Additional Contact Information

E-mail: (name of foundation should be indicated in subject line)


Established in 1938 in MA

Purpose and Activities

Giving to encourage and support medical and surgical research projects carried on by charitable or educational corporations. Grants are awarded solely for postdoctoral research fellowships.

Program Area(s)

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

Grants to Individuals Program

Postdoctoral fellowships for research in medicine and surgery at institutions within MA. Grants are paid to institutions on behalf of individuals.

Medical Research Program

Grants are made for research in medicine or surgery as they are connected with the investigation of diseases of human beings and the alleviation of human suffering through improved methods of treatment. Support is for a postdoctoral research fellowship program in the biomedical sciences, including clinical investigation and problems of health in the community. Candidates are sought who have already completed a minimum of two or three years of postdoctoral research during which they have demonstrated competency and potential for a career in research. A primary goal of the fellowship program is to help assure future leadership of research in Boston area hospitals and other biomedical institutions. Reflecting this long-term objective, particular interest is taken in applicants whose sponsoring institutions indicate that a future career appointment is contemplate.

Fields of Interest

  • Diseases and conditions
  • Education
  • Graduate and professional education
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Children and youth

Financial Data

Year ended 2013-12-31

Assets: $22,968,637 (market value)

Expenditures: $1,127,291

Total giving: $876,500

Qualifying distributions: $1,008,794

Giving activities include:

$876,500 for 13 grants (high: $247,000; low: $23,750)