Name of Foundation: The Pew Charitable Trusts
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Contact Info: http://www.pewtrusts.org
Phone: 215-575-9050 (Philadelphia) and 202-552-2000 (Washington, DC)
Coverage Area: The United States and globally
Subject Areas: Cities, consumer financial security, economic development and mobility, election administration, families, federal impact, government performance, health, housing, public safety, retirement, revenue and spending, and technology
Assets: $5.3 billion (2012)
Last Year Total Giving: $139.5 million. (2012)
In a Nutshell: The Pew Charitable Trusts is an independent nonprofit organization and the beneficiary of seven individual trusts established between 1948 and 1979 by two sons and two daughters of Sun Oil Company founder Joseph N. Pew and his wife, Mary Anderson Pew.
Early priorities included cancer research and the Red Cross; today, their portfolio has grown geographically and topically.
Regarding youth services, they fund efforts to improve health through investments in child nutrition and work to increase the safety of food and drugs. They also have programs focused on children’s dental health, individual and family economic mobility, parent home visiting programs, and public safety.
How to Apply: The majority of grants awarded by Pew are to public charities classified as tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
Except upon invitation, Pew does not make grants to individuals or to for-profit organizations.
You should first review the information about the topic that most closely matches the interests of your organization. The Program Priorities pages describe concisely each area’s goals and the activities it supports. Read the Frequently Asked Questions page as well. If, after reviewing the information, you feel there is a match, you should submit a brief letter of inquiry, preferably less than three pages long. Pew will respond to all specific letters of inquiry but not to general solicitations for funds.
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