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May and Stanley Smith Charitable Trust

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Last Updated: 2016-05-11

At A Glance

May and Stanley Smith Charitable Trust

2320 Marinship Way, Ste. 150

Sausalito, CA United States 94965-2830

Telephone: (415) 332-0166

URL: www.adminitrustllc.com/may-and-stanley-smith-...

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $442,156,485

Total giving: $17,860,100

EIN

946622075

BRIDGE Number

5552569334

Background

Established in 1989

Purpose and Activities

The Trust supports organizations that offer opportunities to children and youth; adults and families; elders; and people with disabilities that enrich the quality of life, promote self-sufficiency, and assist individuals in achieving their highest potential.

Program Area(s)

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

Elders

The Trust aims to foster a society where older adults are visible and valued and receive the support they need to lead a dignified and engaged life. Families, caregivers, and communities are included in the Trust's grantmaking to support older adults, as part of a holistic approach to enrich the quality of life, promote self-sufficiency, and assist individuals in achieving their highest potential. The focus population for this program area includes adults 60 years of age and older. Caregivers are also a key population to be supported through the program area, including family members, volunteers, and paid professionals. The Trust approaches its work with an appreciation for older adults as significant assets to society, whose experience, contributions, and community participation are resources with the potential to benefit people of all ages. The majority of the Trust's grantmaking in the elders program area will be devoted to direct services for individuals, families, and communities; a small number of grants may advance the work of organizations engaged in research and communication initiatives that raise awareness about the issues facing older adults and encourage the implementation of policies and practices that effectively address these issues. The Trust's grantmaking in this area addresses four main goals: 1) Foster community engagement among older adults; 2) Support older adults to maximize independence and safely age-in-place; 3) Enhance quality of life and community connections for older adults in institutional long-term care; and, 4) Assist older adults and their caregivers to ensure maximum dignity, self-determination, and comfort in late stage/end-of-life.

Foster Youth

The Trust aims to provide children and youth who have experienced disruption or instability in their homes with the support, resources, skills, and knowledge they need to become healthy, self-sufficient, resilient, and successful adults. Families and communities are included in the Trust's grantmaking to support foster youth, as part of a holistic approach to enrich the quality of life, promote self-sufficiency, and assist individuals in achieving their highest potential. The focus population for this program area includes children and youth who are currently, or have been, in the foster care system, as well as children and youth who may not have entered the formal foster care system, but who live with relatives or other caregivers because their parents are either absent or unable to care for them. Adults who care for or work with youth who experience disruption or instability in their homes (e.g., caregivers, caseworkers, advocates, etc.) are also a key population to be supported through the program area. The Trust's grantmaking in this program area addresses four broad goals:1) Children and youth have access to safe and stable homes where they can develop and thrive; 2) The physical and mental health needs of children and youth are met; 3) Children and youth receive the support they need to succeed academically; and 4) Children and youth are prepared to be successful in work and life.

People with Disabilities

The Trust aims to strengthen supportive services for adults and youth transitioning to adulthood with intellectual, developmental, or physical disabilities in order to maximize their ability to live independently, and promote integration into their communities. In addition, the Trust will make grants to programs that support caregivers, including respite services and assistance with transition planning by aging caregivers who have adult children with disabilities. The focus population for this program area includes adults and youth transitioning to adulthood who have either an intellectual or developmental disability (I/DD) or a physical disability, including mobility, visual, or hearing impairments. The Trust's grantmaking will also focus on programs providing respite support for caregivers of individuals living with I/DD or physical disabilities of all ages, as well as support for aging caregivers to engage in transition planning for the care of their adult children. The Trust's grantmaking in this program area addresses four broad goals: 1): Empower adults and youth transitioning to adulthood to bridge successfully into active lives in the community; 2) Enable adults and youth transitioning to adulthood who seek work and economic stability to experience opportunities for employment and career growth, meeting the needs of both the individuals with disabilities and their employers; 3): Promote inclusive participation in recreational programs, the arts, social events, and civic activities with acceptance and support of an informed and embracing community that recognizes every individual's abilities and contributions; and 4) Support family caregivers so that they can continue in their caregiving role without being overburdened emotionally, physically, and financially. Also support aging caregivers in developing comprehensive plans for eventual transition of caregiving responsibilities.

Veterans

The Trust aims to promote wellness for military service members, veterans, and their families. By military service members and veterans is meant enlisted personnel from the active and reserve U.S. military force who are currently serving or who have served, regardless of discharge status and length of service, with a particular focus on individuals affected by the engagements since September 2001. The Trust recognizes veterans living with physical disabilities incurred in military action ("wounded warriors") as a sub-population whose needs have been rightly prioritized by federal agencies, numerous charitable institutions, and public awareness campaigns. Therefore, while the Trust supports organizations that serve all veterans regardless of disability status; requests from organizations serving wounded warriors exclusively are a lower priority in the Trust's grantmaking. A small number of grants may support organizations that are conducting and communicating non-partisan, high-quality research on needs and opportunities to support veterans and military families. The Trust's grantmaking in this program area addresses four broad goals;1) Improve veterans'; mental health status by promoting timely, affordable access to evidence-based, person-centered, culturally-appropriate mental health care that supports individual wellness and healthy relationships that lead to thriving families and communities; 2) Promote economic well-being by providing access to education, training, information, guidance, and direct assistance aimed to facilitate veterans' and military spouses' employment in living wage jobs that promote economic stability and self-sufficiency; 3) End homelessness and promote housing stability among individual veterans and veterans with families; and 4) Promote family well-being and community integration by addressing relationship stress and violence within the family; (re)igniting service members' sense of purpose; and cultivating welcoming, inclusive communities. .

Fields of Interest

Subjects
  • Aging out of foster care
  • Art and music therapy
  • Developmental disability services
  • Education
  • Family disability resources
  • Home health care
  • Housing services
  • Human services
  • In-home aid and personal assistance
  • Independent living for people with disabilities
  • Job counseling
  • Job retraining
  • Job training
  • Mental health counseling
  • National defense
  • Nursing homes
  • Paratransit
  • Self-advocacy
  • Sheltered employment
  • Spirituality
  • Vocational rehabilitation
  • Youth development
International Interests
  • Canada
Population Groups
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Ethnic and racial groups
  • Foster and adoptive children
  • Low-income and poor people
  • People with disabilities
  • People with hearing impairments
  • People with intellectual disabilities
  • People with physical disabilities
  • People with psychosocial disabilities
  • People with vision impairments
  • Seniors
  • Young adults
Organizations
  • Multipurpose centers

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $442,156,485 (market value)

Gifts received: $3,700,000

Expenditures: $22,416,439

Total giving: $17,860,100

Qualifying distributions: $19,040,735

Giving activities include:

$17,860,100 for 374 grants (high: $1,000,000; low: $2,500)