What We Do
The Aging Assistance Granting Group makes need-based grants to individuals.
Who We Are
Members of the Aging Assistance Granting Group are appointed by the PYM Granting Committee; PYM’s Care and Aging Coordinator assists the group.
Current Granting Group members: Alison Anderson, Joan Ayars, Patricia Coiner, Jane Fox Laquer, Bethann Morgan, Richard Nurse (clerk), Tom Peterson, Amy Duckett Wagner, Allan White.
Director of Grant Making
How To Apply
Elderly PYM members in financial need may apply to the Aging Assistance Granting Group for grants to assist with their basic needs or to make it possible to live in retirement facilities, or to remain in their own homes. They are encouraged to apply as soon as a need is known, by contacting PYM’s Care and Aging Coordinator. Applications may also be made on their behalf by family members, their Meeting’s Care Committee, or their retirement facility. These grants to individuals are kept confidential.
‘Pocket money’ grants are also made to residents of PYM Friends retirement facilities who otherwise would have no spending money.
Deadline: no deadlines; apply when assistance is needed.
Application: download and follow the Aging Assistance Guidelines [PDF], or contact the Care and Aging Coordinator to obtain the application guidelines.
- Anna Jeanes Fund #1 – Established by will of Anna T. Jeanes, who died in 1907, for assistance to “Disabled Women residing in the Quarterly Meeting Homes for Disabled and Infirm Friends and those in sympathy with us.” During the 1890s, Anna Jeanes had given many thousands of dollars to Hicksite Quarterly Meetings to enable them to establish boarding homes. The fund is now used for pocket money for women residents, and for the general benefit of residents – birthday parties, activities programs, etc.
- Strohkarck Fund – Established in 1984 by anonymous donors to assist elderly persons (Friends and non-Friends) living in Friends facilities operated within Philadelphia Yearly Meeting. Renamed after Frank Strohkarck, whose bequest doubled the size of the Fund.
- Inouye Fund – Established in 1983. It derived from interest on Notes which were part of the purchase price when Friends Hall at Fox Chase, a skilled nursing facility, was sold to Jeanes Hospital in 1982. It is also known as the “William Y. Inouye Fund.”
- William Satterthwaite/ Anna J.F. Hallowell Fund – Established in 1962 by will of Anna J.F. Hallowell, who died 6/2/41. “The income from which to be distributed by the Committee in charge of the fund established under the will of Anna T. Jeanes for Disabled Women residing in the Quarterly Meeting Homes in the same manner as said fund is distributed, except that the distribution hereunder shall be made without regard to sex.”
- Albertson Fund
- Cadbury Fund
- Shepard Fund (distributed on behalf of Friends Fiduciary)
- Pennsbury Fund (distributed on behalf of Friends Fiduciary)
- Aging Grant Fund