Foundation / Corporation
Hamilton Family Charitable Trust
Grants to Pennsylvania and New Jersey nonprofits to promote literacy for underserved K-12 youth in Philadelphia, Montgomery, Chester, Delaware, and Camden. Funding may be used to support after-school, summer, and in-school literacy enrichment programs.
The fund 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.
For potential grantees serving students earlier grades (pre-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.
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
First-time grants are generally designated for program support. HFF grants to continuing partners are generally made for programmatic or operational support.
GrantWatch ID#: 180394
First-time grants generally range from $5,000 to $10,000.
Multi-year grants: requests must be approved in advance by the Trust Office.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Online application portal: https://www.grantinterface.com/Home/Logon?urlkey=hamiltonfamilyfoundation
Amy Benjamin, Grants Manager
The Hamilton Family Charitable Trust
200 Eagle Road
Wayne, PA 19087
USA: New Jersey: Camden; Pennsylvania: Philadelphia, Delaware, Montgomery, Chester