About the Foundation & Guidelines

The Charles and Mary Latham Fund

About the Foundation

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 $10,000 and $15,000 and typically does not exceed $20,000.

Contact Information:

Please contact Laura Galaida: laura.galaida@truist.com with any questions. See the “Application” tab at the top of the page for more detailed instructions on the application.