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Common Wealth Trust


Last Updated: 2016-02-03

At A Glance

Common Wealth Trust

222 Delaware Ave.

Wilmington, DE United States 19899-1621

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2013-12-31)

Assets: $8,080,605

Total giving: $454,000






Established in 1978

Purpose and Activities

Support for a historical society and for educational purposes; also gives distinguished service awards to prominent individuals in the fields of literature, science and invention, public service, sociology, government and mass communication.

Program Area(s)

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

Grants to Individuals Program

Distinguished service awards by nomination only to prominent individuals in the dramatic arts, literature, public service, science, invention, government, and mass communications, primarily in OH.

Fields of Interest

  • Community and economic development
  • Education
  • Historic preservation
  • Human services
  • Literature and writing
  • Performing arts
  • Science
  • University education

Financial Data

Year ended 2013-12-31

Assets: $8,080,605 (market value)

Expenditures: $587,360

Total giving: $454,000

Qualifying distributions: $454,000

Giving activities include:

$454,000 for 5 grants (high: $220,000; low: $1,000)