Ralph Williamson Fund

Established in 1977 by the will of Ralph Williamson, directing that “…the recipients of assistance from funds bequeathed by me need not be members of the Religious Society of Friends, provided that non-Friends may be assisted only for periods during which they are residents or patients at a facility for the care of the aging which is under the control of members of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting.”

PRINCIPAL: $626,468 market value 6/30/12
ANNUAL INCOME $22,366 (FY 2012)
GRANT SIZE: $100 – $36,000

Direct assistance to Friends boarding homes (personal care and assisted living facilities) and retirement communities within the PYM area, for care provided to their residents. The facilities apply for reimbursement (or perspective assistance) for care given their residents who become unable to pay the full fees.