About the Foundation & Guidelines

The Charles and Mary Latham Fund was established by Ella O. Latham in memory of her parents. Founded in 1972, the Fund has supported a myriad of worthwhile projects throughout the Washington, DC metropolitan area.

Funding Guidelines

Funding Priorities:

  • Medical research for the cure of diseases in the human body with a preference for clinical applications
  • Medical, nursing, and hospital care for persons suffering from such diseases who are financially unable to provide their own care

Geographic Focus:

Grants made by the Foundation support organizations in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.

Types of Support:

  • Program Support
  • General Operating


No funds shall be awarded for medical research that uses animal subjects.

Eligibility Requirements:

The Trustees will consider all qualified applications received from organizations that are exempt from taxation under the Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3). If you are a 509 (a)(3) Supporting Organization, please be prepared to provide additional information. Grants are not made to support individuals.

Grant Cycle and Deadline Information:

Applications are due by October 15th.

Grant Range:

The average grant size is between $5,000 and $15,000.

Contact Information:

Please contact Laura Galaida: [email protected]