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Isaac H. Tuttle Fund


Last Updated: 2016-07-28

At A Glance

Isaac H. Tuttle Fund

1155 Park Ave.

New York City, NY United States 10128-1209

Telephone: (212) 831-0429


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2013-12-31)

Assets: $46,467,234

Total giving: $1,201,534






Incorporated in 1872 as a public charity; status changed to a private foundation in 2001 - Originally, the fund was incorporated as the Home for Old Men and Aged Couples, the first such residence for elderly men and aged couples who had fallen on hard times in Manhattan, NY. It was funded by a group of concerned members of the Episcopal Church, lead by the Rev. Isaac H. Tuttle, Rector of St. Luke's Church on Hudson St. in New York City's Greenwich Village. The first home was at 487 Hudson St., next door to the church.

Purpose and Activities

The fund gives direct financial support to elderly individuals (65 years of age or older, unless there are compelling circumstances that merit consideration), and nonprofit community-based organizations that provide services to seniors in the borough of Manhattan in New York City, with the goal of enabling older persons to continue living in their own homes so long as they are physically and mentally able to do so. Applicants must have been productive, contributing members of their communities during their working years.

Program Area(s)

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

Grants to Individuals Program

Direct financial assistance to elderly individuals, 65 years of age or older, who live in Manhattan (New York, NY), with the goal of enabling them to continue living in their own homes so long as they are physically and mentally able to do so.

Stipendiary Program

Through this program, the fund provides financial assistance to seniors living in Manhattan who, during their working years, have been contributing members of their communities. Since the fund has limited resources, it is able to assist only a small number of individuals at any given time. Its capacity to accept new referrals therefore varies from time to time. Referrals to the program come from social service agencies, hospital social work departments, private social workers, and similar organizations. Requests from other sources are usually referred for assessment to community case management agencies. No self-referrals are accepted. The stated minimum age for applicants is 65; however, in unusual circumstances, the foundation will consider those who are slightly younger.

Fields of Interest

  • Human services
  • Senior services
  • Special population support
Population Groups
  • Adults
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Seniors

Financial Data

Year ended 2013-12-31

Assets: $46,467,234 (market value)

Gifts received: $1,180,149

Expenditures: $2,253,854

Total giving: $1,201,534

Qualifying distributions: $2,133,002

Giving activities include:

$680,000 for 23 grants (high: $40,000; low: $10,000)

$521,534 for grants to individuals

$1,037,209 for foundation-administered programs