Financial Information

Total Assets: $14,936,916

Total Giving: $822,000

Area of Service:


Areas of Interest:

Not Available




The following grants were reported in 2008:
$8,000 to Shriners Hospitals for Children, Philadelphia, PA. For GLAHM (Good Life and Healthy Mind) for girls ages 13-18 who have sustained a spinal cord injury, payable over 1 year.
$7,500 to Associated Services for the Blind, Philadelphia, PA. For rehabilitation services, payable over 1 year.
$5,000 to Byerschool Foundation, Philadelphia, PA. For visual arts education program, payable over 1 year.
$5,000 to Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, Philadelphia, PA. For Street-side Stormwater Planters Demonstration Project, payable over 1 year.
$3,000 to Energy Coordinating Agency of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. For pilot project to weatherize homes of working poor families and elderly homeowners, payable over 1 year.
$2,000 to Group Motion Multi Media Dance Theater, Philadelphia, PA. For Revival, dance installation piece, payable over 1 year.
$1,500 to Abington Art Center, Jenkintown, PA. For Programs in the Park, payable over 1 year.
$1,500 to KenCrest Services, Plymouth Meeting, PA. For first Job Shadow Day for high school students with disabilities, payable over 1 year.
$1,500 to Montgomery County Association for the Blind, North Wales, PA. For summer day camp, payable over 1 year.
$1,000 to Angel Flight PA, Blue Bell, PA. For volunteer pilot organization providing free air transportation to disadvantaged patients and their families to distant medical facilities, payable over 1 year.


Giving limited to the greater Philadelphia, PA, area.
No support for private foundations or special interest advocacy through legislative lobbying or solicitation of government agencies.
No grants to individuals, or for endowment funds, physical facilities, ordinary operating expenses, renovations or building repairs, building funds, scholarships, medical or scientific research, or fellowships.


Primary areas of interest include community development, the disadvantaged, education, the handicapped, and health. Emphasis on experimental, demonstration, or seed money projects in race relations, aid to the handicapped, higher and secondary education, social and urban programs, church programs, and health agencies. Emergency funding will be made rarely and, once made, will disqualify the agency from receiving any additional funding for the succeeding three years.


Type of Grantmaker: Independent foundation
Trust established in 1957 in PA.

Quick Facts Sheet

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Located in:



United States

Contact Information / Process

Phone: (215) 979-1768

Email: [email protected]

30 S. 17th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103-4196

See guidelines for format required for requests. Grants limited to $10,000 in any one year to a single project or program; Delaware Valley Grantmakers (DVG) Common Grant Application accepted. Application form not required. Applicants should submit the following:
Timetable for implementation and evaluation of project
How project will be sustained once grantmaker support is completed
Statement of problem project will address
Name, address and phone number of organization
Copy of IRS Determination Letter
Listing of board of directors, trustees, officers and other key people and their affiliations
Detailed description of project and amount of funding requested
Copy of current year’s organizational budget and/or project budget
Listing of additional sources and amount of support
Initial approach: Letter requesting guidelines, followed by proposal
Copies of proposal: 2
Board meeting date(s): Late spring, late fall, and as required
Deadline(s): Submit proposal preferably in Mar. or Sept.; must actually be received on or before Apr. 1 or Oct. 1 (or the preceding Fri. if the 1st falls on a weekend)
Final notification: 2 to 4 weeks following semiannual meeting
Additional information: A copy of the applicant’s most recent audited financial statement must also accompany the application.

Donors & Leadership

Henry Dolfinger
Caroline D. McMahon
Mary M. McMahon

Officer and Trustees:
Sharon Renz, Executive Secretary
Sheldon M. Bonovitz
David E. Loder



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