The Hamilton Family Charitable Trust is accepting applications for its Grant Program to create vibrant communities that offer effective, equitable, and well-rounded education for all young people in Greater Philadelphia.
Donor Name: Hamilton Family Charitable Trust
County: Philadelphia County (PA), Chester County (PA), Montgomery County (PA), Delaware County (PA), and Camden County (PA)
Type of the Grant: Grant
Size of the Grant: $5,000 to $10,000
They support programs that lead to students’ academic excellence in high school and college and to job readiness.
- First-time grants generally range from $5,000 to $10,000.
- Tax-Exempt Status and Financial Documents: Applicants must provide documentation verifying tax-exempt 501(c)(3) status. For an organization that is part of a larger group, such as a religious affiliate, the ruling organization’s 501(c)(3) letter will suffice. They require a budget for the project as well as the organization’s operating budget overall. Applicants with budgets over $100,000 must provide financial statements that have been prepared or audited by a CPA.
- Geographical Focus: The Trust funds projects serving children and youth in Philadelphia, Chester, Montgomery, Delaware, and Camden counties.
- Population(s) Served: Programs must serve children and youth in grades K-12. College programs are not funded. They generally fund programs whose recipients of direct services are generally in economically underserved areas—more than 70 percent of all participants in the organization’s groups or classes should be eligible for free or reduced-rate lunch in schools.
- Program Focus: The Trust seeks primarily to fund data-driven literacy-based programs—focused on developing robust reading and writing skills—with a strong history of success. These can be programs that:
- take place during school hours, after school, or during the summer.
- take place across school systems, but the funding can support only nonsectarian programming—including within a religious institution.
- For potential grantees serving students in earlier grades (K–8), the Trust gives preference to programs that devote at least 70 percent of their time directly to instruction and activities in reading and writing. In high school grades (9–12), the Trust seeks to fund organizations that provide innovative approaches to students in underserved areas for success in higher education, from the college admission process and acceptance through to completion. The Trust also funds job skills training with a proven record of successful workforce placement.
For more information, visit Hamilton Family Charitable Trust.