The Shirley S. Windsor Charitable Trust

Guidelines – 2016

The Shirley S. Windsor Charitable Trust was established by the late Shirley Shattuck Windsor in 1997.  The Trust makes grants to organizations focused on the prevention of cruelty to animals or for the relief of the poor, the distressed or the underprivileged.

It was Ms. Windsor’s express intent to support:

  • Small animals in all respects
  • The blind
  • Financial assistance for conservation for a specific purpose
  • Organizations that help the needy or disabled
  • Local organizations that have specific needs, such as libraries and historical societies, but in relatively small amounts.

Geographic Focus:

  • Greater Boston area, when possible.  If not, organizations in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Current Trustees:

  • Wendy S. Holding and Gilbert M. Roddy Jr.

How to Apply:

Send a letter to the Trustees with a proposal telling us about your organization.  Please include:

  • The amount you are requesting
  • What you want funding for
  • A projected budget
  • Most recent and prior year audited financial statements.
  • Copy of your organization’s IRS Letter of Determination indicating tax-exempt status.
  • If you received a grant the prior year, please include a year-end report giving an accounting of how the Windsor Trust’s grant was used and a copy of your annual report.

Deadlines for Applications:

  • March 15th
  • September 15th

Types of Support:

  • Program support
  • Capital projects
  • Seed/start-up money
  • Occasional operating support

Contact Information:

The Shirley S. Windsor Charitable Trust
Loring, Wolcott & Coolidge Office
230 Congress Street, 12th Floor
Boston, MA 02110
(617) 523-6531