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Harriett Ames Charitable Trust


Last Updated: 2016-02-05

At A Glance

Harriett Ames Charitable Trust

1600 Market St., 29th Fl.

Philadelphia, PA United States 19103-7240

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $2,118,186

Total giving: $224,000



Bridge Number



Trust established in 1952 in NY - The trust is one of the six Pennsylvania-based trusts established separately by Mrs. Ames, her brother Walter Annenberg, and her sisters. The other five trusts are the Lita Annenberg Hazen Charitable Trust, the Janet A. Hooker Charitable Trust, the Polly Annenberg Levee Charitable Trust - Krancer Trust, the Polly Annenberg Levee Charitable Trust - Levee Trust, and the Esther Simon Charitable Trust, all of which are located in St. Davids, PA. Walter Annenberg, sole trustee of all the trusts and former U.S. ambassador to Great Britain, was president of Triangle Publications, Inc. which publishes T.V. Guide magazine

Purpose and Activities

Giving primarily for the arts, particularly to art museums, education, and health.

Fields of Interest

  • Animal welfare
  • Art museums
  • Arts and culture
  • Diseases and conditions
  • Education
  • Higher education
  • Hospital care
  • Human services
  • Judaism
  • Museums
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Low-income and poor people
  • Students
  • Associations

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $2,118,186 (market value)

Expenditures: $237,588

Total giving: $224,000

Qualifying distributions: $224,000