Grantseeker Information and Guidelines
Mrs. Isabel McClintic Rea created The Rea Charitable Trust in 2009 for the purpose of supporting
charitable, religious, scientific, literary, or educational endeavors. She specifically requested that
priority be given to those entities supporting the arts. The Rea Charitable Trust is administered by
Comerica Bank & Trust as Trustee, who is proud to make distribution from the Trust that are in accordance with the legacy left by Mrs. Rea.
Applications will be accepted online only, and organizations may apply once every 12 months.
February 15: Organizations with names beginning with the letters A – L. Applications are only accepted
between January 1 and February 15. Decisions will be communicated by June.
August 15: Organizations with names beginning with the letters M -Z. Applications are only accepted between July 1 and August 15. Decisions will be communicated by December.
Grants will be made to qualifying charitable organizations and no grants will be made to individuals. The
Trustee will notify the organization if additional information is required. Applicants will be notified of the Trustee’s decision in writing.
The Trustees meet to review the grant applications on a semi-annual basis.
|Grant Cycle:||Applications accepted:||Decisions Communicated By:|
|Spring||January 1 – February 15||June|
|Fall||July 1 – August 15||December|
Please note that the Fall 2023 applications will be accepted July 26th thru September 6th.
Submit your application HERE.
The Rea Charitable Trust
Comerica Bank & Trust, Trustee, Dallas, TX
Comerica Charitable Solutions
Andrea Duggins, Trust Advisor
PO Box 75000, MC 3420
Detroit, MI 48226