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Crystal Trust


Last Updated: 2016-06-04

At A Glance

Crystal Trust

PO Box 39, 1016 Smith Bridge Rd

Montchanin, DE United States 19710-0039

Telephone: (302) 651-0533

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Family foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $187,140,937

Total giving: $11,346,000



Bridge Number



Trust established in 1947 in DE - Crystal Trust was created in 1947 by the late Irenee du Pont as a partial expression of his extensive interest in philanthropy. In 1964 the Trust received additional endowment under the terms of Mr. du Pont's will, and, since that time, it has operated on its present basis under the name "Crystal Trust"

Purpose and Activities

Giving mainly for higher and secondary education and social and family services, including youth and child welfare agencies, family planning, and programs for the aged, the disadvantaged, and the homeless; support also for the arts and cultural programs, health and hospitals, conservation programs, and historical preservation. Needs of the State of Delaware have priority.

Fields of Interest

  • Arts and culture
  • Child welfare
  • Diseases and conditions
  • Education
  • Family planning
  • Family services
  • Food aid
  • Health
  • Higher education
  • Homeless services
  • Hospice care
  • Hospital care
  • Housing development
  • Housing for the homeless
  • Human services
  • Libraries
  • Museums
  • Music
  • Natural resources
  • Secondary education
  • Senior services
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Children and youth
  • Homeless people
  • Low-income and poor people
  • Seniors
  • Students
  • Associations

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $187,140,937 (market value)

Expenditures: $11,346,000

Total giving: $11,346,000

Qualifying distributions: $11,642,685

Giving activities include:

$11,346,000 for 80 grants (high: $3,500,000; low: $10,000)