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The Donley Foundation


Last Updated: 2017-01-14

At A Glance

The Donley Foundation

16 E. Lancaster Ave., Plz. 16, Ste. 102

Ardmore, PA United States 19003-2228

Telephone: (610) 896-3868


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2015-12-31)

Assets: $11,036,735

Total giving: $619,668





Additional Contact Information

E-mail for Daphne Rowe:


Established in 1987 in PA

Purpose and Activities

The foundation's mission is to promote self-sufficiency and achievement for disadvantaged children, individuals, and families through the support of education, literacy, and other means. The foundation supports programs and organizations that give under-served people the educational skills and resources they need to achieve their potential. Examples are libraries, early childhood education, non-traditional post-secondary education, adult literacy, teacher training and support, enhancements for disadvantaged children (such as tutoring, mentoring, and enriched after school opportunities), and programs that help close the achievement gap between different populations.

Fields of Interest

  • Adult literacy
  • Community and economic development
  • Education
  • Human services
  • Youth organizing
  • Youth services
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Low-income and poor people
  • Students

Financial Data

Year ended 2015-12-31

Assets: $11,036,735 (market value)

Expenditures: $804,143

Total giving: $619,668

Qualifying distributions: $658,267

Giving activities include:

$619,668 for 6158 grants (high: $20,000; low: $2,000)