Guidelines

This web site provides background on the Anne S. Richardson Fund. The Fund was created in the mid-1960s under the will of Anne S. Richardson to support charitable purposes.

Funding Interests:

  • Eight organizations recommended by Miss Richardson;
  • In Ridgefield, Connecticut: programs that assist lower-income people or are of broad interest to the community; and
  • In Connecticut (particularly Fairfield County): programs that promote the independence of women, support the lesbian and gay community, encourage youth development, or promote environmental conservation.

Geographic Focus:

Connecticut, particularly the Town of Ridgefield and Fairfield County.

Restrictions:

No grants are made to individuals or private foundations or for matching gifts or loans.

Eligibility:

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 Cycle:

Proposals should be submitted by March 1st. Decisions are made before the Fund’s fiscal year end, which is July 31st.

Type of Support:

Project, capital and, in limited circumstances, operating

JPMorgan Chase Relationship:

Sole trustee