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Longwood Foundation, Inc.


Last Updated: 2016-07-29

At A Glance

Longwood Foundation, Inc.

100 W. 10th St., Ste. 1109

Wilmington, DE United States 19801-1653

Telephone: (302) 654-2477


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2015-09-30)

Assets: $608,263,178

Total giving: $28,240,570






Incorporated in 1937 in DE - The foundation was established for the maintenance and improvement of Longwood Gardens, one thousand acres of formal gardens, greenhouses, and fountains in Pennsylvania. It was endowed by the late Pierre S. du Pont, former president and board chairman of E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Co. The du Pont family has established numerous personal trusts and foundations of which Longwood is the largest.

Purpose and Activities

The mission is to be thoughtful stewards of Pierre S. dePont's legacy by being creative philanthropic leaders and by providing support to Longwood Gardens.

Fields of Interest

  • Arts and culture
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Health
  • Housing development
  • Human services
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Low-income and poor people
  • Students

Financial Data

Year ended 2015-09-30

Assets: $608,263,178 (market value)

Expenditures: $35,609,539

Total giving: $28,240,570

Qualifying distributions: $29,227,181