Henrietta Tower Wurts Memorial Grants

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.

For nonprofits serving this population

Disadvantaged children and youth and/or the elderly in the City of Philadelphia.

Priority given to

See above.


  • Operating budget under $3 million
  • 501c3 status
  • One year of financial data

Amount of Grants

$1,000 to $7,000

Types of Projects Funded

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

Application deadline

Three cycles: Feb. 1, May 1, Sept. 1 deadlines

Henrietta Tower Wurts Grants Process


Step 1. Determine Eligibility

Completing the five-minute quiz is an essential first step.


Step 2. Apply

Wurts Application [DOC]

Follow Up

Step 3. Follow Up

No additional written materials are required.


Step 4. Report

Please submit a one page narrative report detailing how the funds were used and the impact on your organization.

Some Recent Grants from the Henrietta Tower Wurts Memorial

One House at a Time

$5,000 to OHAAT to supply families living in empty homes with furniture and household items.

First Book Philadelphia

$3,500 to First Book Philadelphia for the purchase of new books for children in underserved neighborhoods.

Neighborhood Bike Works

$3,000 to support the Neighborhood Bike Works and their Earn-a-Bike Program.

Rock to the Future

3,000 to Rock to the Future to help support needy children and the elderly in Philadelphia.

Nonprofit Technology Resources

$4,000 to Nonprofit Technology Resources’ Learning Through Technology program to provide free computer equipment and training to immigrant English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) students.

For questions about grants, call 215-563-6417 or email us

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