Welcome to the Thomas Wilson Foundation

Established in 1875 under the last will and testament of the late Thomas Wilson, the Thomas Wilson Sanitarium for Children of Baltimore City (the Foundation) is devoted to supporting programs related to improving the health and welfare of children in Baltimore City. The Foundation is a non-profit charitable Maryland 501 ( c ) 3 corporation focused on providing funds to support the following types of programs:

  • Providing seed money to initiate applied research programs in medical facilities located in Baltimore City whose programs are exclusively related to the health and welfare of children
  • Providing support grants to social and community programs in Baltimore City which have a direct benefit to children.

The majority of the Foundation’s grants are awarded for a single year, but occasionally support is provided for a two-year period if the Trustees feel the request justifies such support.