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The Trust Board of Trustees meets four times a year in January, April, July and October to consider grant requests.  An eligible request that arrives too late for one meeting will be placed on the agenda of the following meeting.  Proposals must be postmarked on the following dates to be included in the agendas noted:

  • December 1 - January agenda
  • March 1 - April agenda
  • June 1 - July agenda
  • September 1 - October agenda

If any of the above dates fall on a weekend or holiday, the deadline will be the first working day following the published deadline.  The Trust does not accept proposals by FAX.  Proposal packages must be sent by FIRST CLASS or PRIORITY MAIL only.  No FEDERAL EXPRESS, UPS or HAND DELIVERY allowed.  All packages must be sent to the following:

The Cowles Charitable Trust
P.O. Box 219
Rumson, New Jersey  07760
Attention:  Gardner Cowles III, President