Skip to main content Skip to footer

Harriett Ames Charitable Trust


Last profile update: 02/05/2016
Last grant data update: 10/02/2017

At A Glance

Harriett Ames Charitable Trust

1600 Market St., 29th Fl.

Philadelphia, PA United States 19103-7240

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation






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.