Henrietta Tower Wurts Grants

The Henrietta Tower Wurts Memorial is a charitable foundation formed to carry out the wishes of Henrietta Tower Wurts, who passed away 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.

Common requirements for all grant applicants:

  • Operating budget under $2.5 million
  • 501c3 status
  • One year of financial data

Amounts of grants:

$1,000 to $5,000

Types of projects funded:

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

Application deadline:

Applications are due by 12:00 Midnight on 3/1/24.

Application Program Grants Process

Step 1: Determine eligibility

Carefully read the criteria listed in the application.

Step 2: Apply

The application deadline is 03/01/2024

Apply online.


Step 3: Follow-up

A program staff member will reach out to you to discuss next steps.

Step 4: Report

Once the grant period is completed, a organizations are required to submit a one page narrative report detailing how the funds were used and the impact the grant has had on the organization.


Submit the report.