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Christopher Ludwick Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-08-19

At A Glance

Christopher Ludwick Foundation

(formerly The Ludwick Institute)

16 N. Bryn Mawr Ave., P.O. Box 1313

Bryn Mawr, PA United States 19010-3379


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-04-30)

Assets: $5,654,535

Total giving: $204,500




Established in 1799 in PA - The Foundation was established by Christopher Ludwick (1720-1801), Baker General of the Army of the United States during the American Revolution. His initial bequest of $13,000 was to provide a trust for the schooling and education gratis of poor children of all denominations in Philadelphia, PA, without exception to the country, extraction, or religious principles of their parents and friends

Purpose and Activities

Giving primarily for the education of poor youth in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. For a list of recent grants, see foundation web site.

Fields of Interest

  • Arts and culture
  • Botanical gardens
  • Child welfare
  • Museums
  • Secondary education
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Adolescents
  • Children
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Ethnic and racial groups
  • Low-income and poor people
  • Students
  • Young adults

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-04-30

Assets: $5,654,535 (market value)

Expenditures: $220,835

Total giving: $204,500

Qualifying distributions: $216,729