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Claneil Foundation, Inc.


Last Updated: 2016-06-07

At A Glance

Claneil Foundation, Inc.

2250 Hickory Rd., Ste. 450

Plymouth Meeting, PA United States 19462-1074

Telephone: (610) 941-1131


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Family foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $68,321,770

Total giving: $2,496,700





Additional Contact Information

For questions about Letter of Intent process or online application system, contact Karen Race, Grants Mgr. and Exec. Asst., tel.: (610) 941-1143


Incorporated in 1968 in DE

Purpose and Activities

Giving to create healthy communities by supporting organizations that make a difference in the lives of individuals, families and the institutions that support them, and to develop an informed, educated and engaged citizenry, and increase the understanding and appreciation of natural, built and cultural assets.

Program Area(s)

The grantmaker has identified the following area(s) of interest:

Community Grants

The grants are generally in amounts between $5,000 and $15,000 per year, and available for program and project support, as well as for general operating expenses. A letter of intent (no longer than 2 pages) is required for organizations that have not received funding within the past three years. Currently, the foundation does not consider multi-year requests in this category. The geographic areas include Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties. Organizations outside these counties may only apply if invited by a member of the foundation's Board of Directors.

Emerging Leaders Fund

This fund is designed to support the critical role that the foundation feels emerging leaders play in creating positive change. To provide critical support for these leaders and their organizations, the foundation awards a 4-year general operating grant totaling $200,000 to each recipient’s organization. Recipients are selected based on their creative vision, leadership capacity, potential for impact, and commitment to innovation and learning in one or more of the foundation’s interest areas. This grant program is focused primarily on emerging leaders working east of the Mississippi River. Unsolicited requests for funds are not accepted for this program .

Special Project Fund

The fund provides seed funding to emerging nonprofits, or to new projects of established organizations, that have the potential for transformative change. The foundation is particularly interested in cutting-edge approaches that are timely, demonstrate potential for significant impact and can serve as a model for others. Grants are offered for one year and range from $30,000 - $100,000. Organizations and projects outside of the United States are not eligible. A letter of intent (no longer than 2 pages) is required before submitting a proposal.

Fields of Interest

  • Arts and culture
  • Child abuse
  • Community and economic development
  • Community beautification
  • Domestic violence
  • Early childhood education
  • Environment
  • Family planning
  • Family services
  • Health
  • Historic preservation
  • Housing development
  • Human services
  • Natural resources
  • Performing arts
  • Reproductive rights
  • Secondary education
  • Visual arts
  • Youth development
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Females
  • Low-income and poor people
  • Students

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $68,321,770 (market value)

Expenditures: $2,911,217

Total giving: $2,496,700

Qualifying distributions: $2,496,807