Henrietta Tower Wurts Memorial Grants

The Philadelphia Foundation

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Grant amount: US $1,000 - US $5,000

Next deadline: Feb 1, 2020

Later deadlines: Sep 1, 2020

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: General Operating Expense, Project / Program, Education / Outreach, Capital Project

Location of project: Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania

Location of residency: Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania

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About this funder:



The Henrietta Tower Wurts Memorial is a charitable foundation formed to carry out the wishes of Henrietta Tower Wurts, who died in 1933.

It supports programs in which a modest grant can play a significant part, and which have meaningful goals in relation to the total resources committed to them.

The Philadelphia Foundation provides administrative and management support services for the memorial. We receive grant applications and distribute grants approved by the Wurts Memorial’s Board of Directors.

Types of Projects Funded

Programs or General Operating Support for organizations serving disadvantaged children and youth and/or the elderly.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • For nonprofits serving this population
    • Disadvantaged children and youth and/or the elderly in the City of Philadelphia.
  • Requirements :
    • Operating budget under $2.5 million;
    • 501c3 status; and
    • One year of financial data.
  • Applications for national, state or regional organizations that have significant and defining programs in the city of Philadelphia may be considered.
  • HTWM will consider applications for equipments, furnishings and limited renovations connected with specific programs.
  • Proposals for capital expenditures or endowments are considered but are given a low priority.


  • Ineligible organizations/ proposals:
    • Organizations outside the city of Philadelphia;
    • Organizations that have received three (3) consecutive years of funding;
    • Organizations that discriminate on the basis of:
      • race,
      • ethnic origin,
      • sexual or religious preference,
      • age,
      • disability or
      • gender;
    • Organizations with budgets over 3,000,000; or
    • Proposals requesting for religious or political purposes.