Howell Lockhart Seiple Trust

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Mission

To provide grants to charitable organizations in support of various causes including religious, scientific, literary, and education.

Application deadlines

March 31

Program areas

Arts, culture, and humanities
Education
Environment, animals
Health
Human services
Public/society benefit
Religion

States served

Pennsylvania

Geographic limitations

There are no geographic limitations; however, the trust has a practice of primarily supporting organizations located in the Delaware Valley, Pennsylvania area.

Trustees

Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.

To provide grants to non-profit organizations whose programs benefit charitable, religious, literary, educational, and/or scientific purposes. There are no geographic limitations; however, the trust has a practice of primarily supporting organizations located in the Delaware Valley, Pennsylvania area.

Requirements

  • To be eligible, organizations must qualify as exempt organizations under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
  • Applications must be submitted through the online grant application form or alternative accessible application designed for assistive technology users.

Average giving

Average grant size: $2,500 to $5,000
Average number of grants per year: 4

Application period and deadlines

Applications are accepted year-round. Applications must be submitted by March 31 to be reviewed at the annual grant meeting that occurs in June.

Communications

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 Howell Lockhart Seiple Trust was established just before Mr. Seiple’s death in 1972 to provide support for his wife and daughters. Upon their deaths, Mr. Seiple, a native of Pennsylvania, directed that the trust continue to pay income in perpetuity to support various charitable causes. Thanks to his generosity, the community will benefit for many years to come.