Philosophy Toward Giving

The Foundation’s areas of interest are: Bible Colleges/Seminaries, Religious Causes, Medical Concerns, Liberal Arts, and Social Concerns. Please see the Categories of Giving page for more details. The Information for Applicants page provides guidelines for submitting proposals for funding.

Since The Chatlos Foundation began in 1953, it has awarded over $128,430,428 in grants to more than 10,555 non-profit organizations.  In 2022, the foundation Trustees considered 611 proposals.


The Chatlos Foundation’s philosophy toward giving is best said by our founder, William F. Chatlos:

“You can’t measure your worth by the values we place on our possessions. A calamity of only a few seconds can change all that. Real worth is determined by what you do with what you have…be it large or small.”

The Chatlos Foundation, Inc. is a private, philanthropic foundation and does not solicit or accept donations from the general public.