Hamilton Family Charitable Trust

Our Mission

We fund programs that build literacy and workplace skills to empower students to achieve academically and prepare them for meaningful careers.

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Who Benefits from Our Grants

Children and youth in grades K-12 from economically underserved educational environments—where more than 70 percent of all participants are eligible for free or reduced lunch.

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Our Grantees Include Programs For

Elementary Grades (K–8)

Instruction and activities with a 70 percent focus on reading and writing

Secondary Grades (9–12)

Innovative approaches that engage students in preparation for college and careers

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Teachers & Parents

Teacher training and programs that engage parents in their children’s academic success

Our Grant Process

Who We Fund

Non-profit organizations in Philadelphia, Chester, Montgomery, Delaware, and Camden Counties that offer educational programs with a data-driven record of success for improving academic performance—especially in reading and writing—and providing job-readiness skills.

Application Deadlines

Our board considers grant requests four times a year, roughly four to six months following each grant cycle deadline.

New & Returning Grantees

If you’re ready to apply, or already have a grant with us, please log in to our Grant System.