Hamilton Family Charitable Trust

Grantee Resources

Managing Your Grant

Below you will find materials to help manage the expectations of your grant. Please call our office at (610) 293-2225 or email oe@hfctrust.org with additional questions about any phase of the grant process.


The Trust is no longer accepting Letters of Intent for Grant Cycle 3 (2024).

The deadline for Cycle 2 (2024) applications is February 15, 2024. This cycle is only open to applicants whose LOIs have been approved and were invited to apply.

The next LOI cycle (Grant Cycle 4 – 2024) will open on March 1, 2024 and will close on April 15, 2024. LOIs will be reviewed for consideration at our December 2024 board meeting.

Webinars & Tutorials

Links to grantee orientations are below.

HFCT New Grant Cycle Information Session, January 2023

Financial Resources

The following resources are used to represent the expenses of the program. This form can be downloaded for completion and uploaded with your Follow-Up end of grant report.

Final Evaluation Report – Budget vs. Actual Template

Grant Management Resources

The following resources are designed to help you manage your grant throughout its duration.

Grant Cycle One

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Grant Cycle Two

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Grant Cycle Three

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Grant Cycle Four

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Our Online Grant System

Log in to our Grant System to access your account.


Grantee Spotlight

Chester Children's Chorus 2023 Winter Concert

The Hamilton Family Charitable Trust is excited to acknowledge the Chester Children’s Chorus (CCC).  Celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2024, the Chester Children’s Chorus (CCC) provides year-round music and math education to Chester children in grades 3-12. The more than 100 children in the chorus rehearse music and practice math, equally, after school and on Saturdays. The CCC also provides round-trip transportation, meals, and a five-week Summer Learning Program that includes a Science for Kids class, a reading program, swim lessons, field trips, and so much more. The CCC is proof that with love, practice, and encouragement, Chester’s children will achieve. Since its founding, more than 950 children have participated in the CCC.

Publications & Best Practices

The Trust is committed to continuous learning and improvement. Below are a few articles and reports that inform our approach.

“Family Learning and Literacy in Urban Settings: Lessons from a Network of Informal Learning and Community-Based Organizations” by UPCLOSE: University of Pittsburgh Center for Learning in Out of School Environments

“Navigating SEL From the Inside Out” by The Easel Lab @ The Harvard Graduate School of Education

“Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) and Student Benefits: Implications for the Safe Schools/Healthy Students Core Elements” by Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL)

“College and Career Preparation Activities and Their Influence on Post-High School Education and Work Attainment” by Xue Xing, Margarita Huerta, Tiberio Garza, University of Nevada, Las Vegas