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The Brook J. Lenfest Foundation, Inc.

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Last Updated: 2016-05-29

At A Glance

The Brook J. Lenfest Foundation, Inc.

100 Front St., Ste. 1300

West Conshohocken, PA United States 19428

Telephone: (610) 629-6345

URL: www.brookjlenfestfoundation.org

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-06-30)

Assets: $30,753,087

Total giving: $3,270,435

EIN

233031338

BRIDGE Number

7500617248

Background

Established in 2000 in PA

Purpose and Activities

The foundation is dedicated to making people aware of positive life choices and providing support and opportunities for those motivated to pursue them. In keeping with its mission, the foundation will focus mainly on education, job training, mentoring programs, wellness-based health care, and the arts. The foundation also supports the Mastery Charter High School in Philadelphia, PA, whose mission is to ensure all students develop the skills they need to succeed in the 21st century economy with full preparation for college education. The foundation believes that it is important to support only organizations and programs that demonstrate effectiveness through documented outcomes.

Program Area(s)

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

Penn State University Scholarship Program

This program enables low-income students who graduate from Philadelphia, PA, public high schools to attend and graduate from the Pennsylvania State University. The foundation started the scholarship program in 2002 as part of its mission to provide support to people pursuing positive life choices. The program is managed and operated by Penn State University in cooperation with the foundation, Philadelphia Futures and Mastery Charter Schools. In order for a student to be considered for a scholarship, he/she must: 1) be a participant in Philadelphia Futures or a student at Mastery Charter Schools, 2) be a senior in a Philadelphia, PA, public high school, 3) be admitted to Penn State Main campus, and 4) qualify for significant federal and state aid based on financial need. Refer to foundation web site for additional information .

Temple University Scholarahip Program

This program enables low-income students who graduate from Philadelphia, PA, public high schools to attend and graduate from Temple University. The foundation started the scholarship program in 2008 as part of its mission to provide support to people pursuing positive life choices. The program is managed and operated by Temple University in cooperation with the Foundation, Philadelphia Futures and Mastery Charter Schools. In order for a student to be considered for a scholarship, he/she must: 1) be a participant in Philadelphia Futures or a student at Mastery Charter Schools, 2) be a senior in a Philadelphia, PA, public high school, 3) be admitted to Temple University, and 4) qualify for significant federal and state aid based on financial need. Refer to foundation web site for additional information .

Fields of Interest

Subjects
  • Arts and culture
  • Education
  • Elementary and secondary education
  • Human services
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Low-income and poor people
  • Students

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-06-30

Assets: $30,753,087 (market value)

Expenditures: $7,202,033

Total giving: $3,270,435

Qualifying distributions: $3,322,737