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 allocated for medical research to organizations using animals to experiment unless a written guarantee states that no surgical or other procedures which might cause pain and suffering will be employed and that the research complies with guidelines prescribed by the American Humane Association, the Humane Society of the United States or other qualified organization.

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 31st.

Grant Range:

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

Contact Information:

Please contact Laura Galaida: [email protected]