Ida W. Browning Trust

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To promote religious, educational, and character building initiatives through audio-visual educational means. The donor’s special desire was to cooperate with Sunday Schools, Churches, youth organizations, and other character building agencies in the development of Christian character.

Annual application deadlines

June 30

Program areas


States served


Program limitations

There are no program limitations; however, the foundation has a practice of limiting funding for hardware such as projectors, screens, and sound systems with special interest in Sunday Schools, Churches, youth organizations, and other character building agencies.

Geographic limitations

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania


Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.

Committee members

Henry Rhoads, Esq.
Jacqueline Rucker
Kirby Beshore
Rosemary Browne

The Ida W. Browning Trust provides grants to organizations to be used to promote religious, educational, and other character building activities and initiatives through audio-visual educational means.


  • To be eligible, organizations must qualify as exempt organizations under Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
  • Organizations must be located in Harrisburg, PA.

Average giving

Average grant size: $500 to $15,000
Average number of grants per year: 12

Annual application period and deadlines

Applications are accepted year-round. Applications must be submitted by June 30 to be reviewed at the annual grant meeting that occurs in August.


Applicants will receive an automated email confirming their submission.

Required agreements and reports

Except as otherwise specified when a grant is awarded, a progress report must be submitted within 6 months after receiving funds.

About the Foundation

The Ida W. Browning Trust was created under the Last Will and Testament of Ms. Browning out of her desire to utilize audio visual equipment to enhance students’ learning experiences. The trust supports qualified organizations that utilize audio and visual technology as part of their approach in educating young people in the areas of religion and character-building.