Grandom Institution

Grants for heating fuel assistance.

CONTACT

Carol Walz
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting
1515 Cherry Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

PHONE: (215) 241-7201

EMAIL: cwalz@pym.org

WHO CAN APPLY?

Anyone or any institution that directly supplies heating fuel to the poor in the Philadelphia area.

PURPOSE:

Heating fuel assistance.

APPLICATION:

Contact the staff person when need is determined, send letter of application describing your constituency and your methods for identifying need, providing heat, and maintaining records.

ESTABLISHED:

Donor(s): Hartt Grandom. Fund was established by will of Hartt Grandom in 1842 “to be an annual permanent fund to alleviate the most prudent of the poor (but not the intemperate) in procuring fuel, clothing and other necessities, which such persons want in winter.” There were mergers with other non-profits, including the Fuel Savings Society of the City and Liberties of Philadelphia, the William Keinath Free Coal Endowment, and several individual bequests for fuel assistance.  The earliest component of the Grandom Institution was established in 1818. Original donors of funds in most cases were Quakers.

PROJECTS:

Funding is for anyone or any institution that directly supplies heating fuel to the poor in the Philadelphia area, with priority given to Northwest Philadelphia, but extending as far as neighboring areas of Montgomery County, PA. Preferred: Community centers that maintain computerized control of applicants, use of funds and assessment of what beneficiary does to control heating costs. The Grandom Institute  does not fund anything not fuel related. Discourages politically motivated groups or those requiring large administrative fees.