Welcome to the Ray & Kay Eckstein Charitable Trust

We are a family foundation committed to honoring the legacy of our founders, Ray and Kay Eckstein.  The delight they took in sharing their good fortune with others continues to inspire us as we work together, guided by shared beliefs and values, endeavoring to make a difference in people’s lives.

For a grant to be considered for review, it must be received by the close of business on the dates listed below.  A pre-qualification request will need to be initiated and approved prior to applying.  Pre-qualification request deadlines are four (4) days prior to the end of a grant cycle. Requests and grant applications must be submitted through our online grant portal.  To enter the grant portal and begin the process, click on the leaf icon that states "Enter Grant System" on the right side of this page.  If the leaf icon is not in view, reduce the zoom on your internet browser.

 Scheduled grant meetings for 2017 are listed below pending the availability of funds:

  • January 2017 - Applications will be received until December 30th for January meeting.
  • April 2017 - Applications will be received until March 31st for April meeting.
  • July 2017 - Applications will be received until June 30th for July meeting.

Trustee meetings occur in the months that follow scheduled grant committee meetings.  All grant decisions require the approval of the full board of Trustees.  

Applicants are encouraged to apply early in each funding cycle to assure full consideration.  

**Applicants will be notified of grant decisions after the 10th of March, June, September, and December.