Grants

The Suhr Foundation consists of two divisions.

First division is "Etatsråd Johannes Theodorus Suhrs og Hustru Caroline Falch’s Familiestiftelse" (Family foundation of titular councillor of state Johannes Theodor Suhr and wife Caroline Falch) which is a trade foundation, doing business in farming, foresting and letter of real estate. The income of the foundation is spent on giving grant allowances and other benefits for descendants of Johannes Theodorus Suhrs parents, merchant Ole Bernt Suhr and wife Dorothea Beckman; as such, grants can’t be applied for by non-family members.

Second division is "Etatsråd Johannes Theodorus Suhrs og Hustru Caroline Falch’s Fond til fordel for efterkommere af af Anna Elisabeth Dorthea Meincke, f. Falch, og til fordel for visse pårørende til borgerrepræsentanter, magistratsmedlemmer og dommere i København samt medlemmer af Folketinget."( Foundation of titular councillor of state Johannes Theodor Suhr and wife Caroline Falch to benefit descendants of Anna Elisabeth Dorthea Meincke, f. Falch, and to benefit certain relatives of city councillors, executives and judges of Copenhagen and members of the Danish Parliament.)

There is also "Etatsråd Suhrs og Hustrus Legat til Udlån til trængende Professionister"(grant of titular councillor of state Suhr and wife for lending to needy professionals), also known as the The Suhr Foundations Craftsman’s-grant .

The two divisions and the craftsman’s-grant were originally covered by one instrument of foundation of 1859. After the thorough reform of legislation for grants, foundations and other self-governing institutions in 1984, the First division became subject to the regulations for Commercial Foundations. The Second Division and the craftsman’s-grant are subject to the ordinary foundation legislation. Consequently, the common instrument of foundation was replaced while incorporating modernizations in 1995 by separate sets of articles of association (instruments of foundations) for each of the three foundations.

The Suhr Foundation also administers the later established "Pastor C. E. Suhrs
og Hustrus Legat for ugifte Præstedøtre " (Grant of Reverend C. E. Suhr and wife’s grant for unmarried ministers daughters ); Rev. C. E. Suhr was brother of Johannes Theodorus Suhr. Beneficiaries of this grant are selected by the bishop of Funen’s diocese.

The administration of first and second division and the mentioned grants is managed from the offices of the Foundation on Gammel Torv.