Samuel S. Fels Fund
1528 Walnut St., Ste. 1002
Philadelphia, PA United States 19102-3627
Telephone: (215) 731-9455
Type of Grantmaker
Incorporated in 1935 in PA - The fund's work began at the organization meeting on January 27, 1936. The fund's founder was Samuel S. Fels, Philadelphia philanthropist and civic leader, who was president of Fels & Co., soap manufacturers. He was born in Yanceyville, NC, in 1860, and died in Philadelphia, PA, on June 23, 1950. The general purpose of the fund as stated in the charter is "to initiate and/or to assist any activities or projects of a scientific, educational or charitable nature which tend to improve human daily life and to bring to the average person greater health, happiness, and a fuller understanding of the meaning and purposes of life"