The Christopher Ludwick Foundation

The Christopher Ludwick Foundation

2016-2017 Grant Awards

Grants awarded by the Christopher Ludwick Foundation generally range from $2,500 to $5,000, with a very few exceeding $5,000. For the 2016-2017 year, the Foundation awarded a total of $236,086 to the following organizations:

1812 Productions — For an in-school theater education program.

The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University — For SENSES education programs, museum visits, and outreach in the School District of Philadelphia.

After School Activities Partnerships/ASAP — For after-school chess clubs for middle school students.

Allens Lane Art Center — For summer art camp scholarships for homeless children.

Arden Theatre Company — For classroom workshops and tickets to children’s productions.

Art Sphere — For ten-week workshops in neighborhood recreation centers and middle and high schools.

Astral Artists — For classroom workshops and residencies with professional musicians.

Awbury Arboretum Association — For environmental education for local public school students.

Breakthrough of Greater Philadelphia — To support summer tutoring and long-term mentoring for low-income minority students in 6th grade through transition to high school.

Careers Through Culinary Arts — To support college prep program.

Children’s Village — For after-school and summer literacy programs.

The Clay Studio — To provide residencies for first-graders at Bache-Martin Elementary School.

College Possible — To support extensive college prep program in four Philadelphia high schools.

College Prep at Penn Charter — To support a four-week summer academic enrichment program for rising 10th and 11th grade students in Philadelphia public high schools.

Cornerstone Christian Academy — For young readers summer program for first- and second-graders.

Dignity Housing — To support educational enrichment activities for homeless students.

Episcopal Community Services — For uniforms, tutoring, and school supplies for homeless and other disadvantaged children.

ESF Dream Camp Foundation — To support year-long outside-of-school education programs.

Face To Face — After-school program for ages 5–12 in Germantown, includes homework assistance, one-on-one tutoring.

Fleisher Art Memorial — For Community Partnerships in the Arts, providing artists in residence for Southeast Philadelphia schools.

Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation — For after-school teen thematic literacy programs.

Healthy NewsWorks — To support in-school health education program resulting in student-run publications.

Historic Fair Hill — For literacy support partnership with Julia de Burgos Elementary School

Hope Partnership for Education — For academic summer school program.

Inn Dwelling — For guidance and prep beginning in 6th grade toward admission to college prep schools.

International Ballet Exchange — Ballet lessons with in-residence master at two schools, in-school professional ballet performances.

iPRAXIS — Brings STEM resources—working scientists and engineers—to middle school students. Includes preparation for competition, science fair.

John Bartram Association — For environmental education and community health programs.

Lantern Theater Company — To support residencies in Philadelphia public schools, performances for area students, and after-school programs.

Live Connections — For free, interactive performances in different cross cultural genres by professional musicians.

Mercy Neighborhood Ministries of Philadelphia — For after school STEM programming for students in grades pre-K to 8.

Mighty Writers — For after-school writing program.

Monell Chemical Senses Center — To support the Monell Science Apprenticeship Program, in which students work together with practicing scientists.

Musicopia, Inc. — For a music education for students 7–18 who have shown talent and interest.

National Museum of American Jewish History — For “Courageous Choices—Finding Your Creative Voice.”

Norris Square Neighborhood Project — To support Gardens and Culture education programs, summer and after-school.

North Light Community Center — Support for the Childcare Education and Enrichment Development summer program

Painted Bride Art Center — For the I Am Art  creative writing program

Pennsylvania Horticultural Society — For Junior Flower Show.

People’s Emergency Center — To support after-school digital literacy programs.

Philadelphia Education Fund — For college access program in five low-income public high schools.

Philadelphia Futures — For Sponsor-A-Scholar program, providing mentors and support for low-income students from Philadelphia high schools preparing for college.

Philadelphia Magic Gardens — For Visionary Visits, interactive exploration of the art installation

Philadelphia Mural Arts Advocates — For an out-of-school art program for underserved Philadelphia youth.

Philadelphia Photo Arts Center — For an after-school digital photography program for teens.

Philadelphia READS — For Summer READS, a 6-week program including reading, enrichment, the arts, development, and STEM2 for grades K-6. 

Philadelphia Shakespeare Theater — For its The Open Door Project suite of programs, including student matinees and resource and curriculum guides.

Philadelphia Wooden Boat Factory — For River Guides environmental service-learning after-school and summer apprenticeship program.

Philadelphia Young Playwrights — For in-school playwriting workshops in the Philadelphia School District.

Play On Philly! — For POP Academy, a high school after-school music program.

Project Home — For teen summer and after-school literacy, math, arts, and technology program, for teens and grades K-8.

Public Citizens for Children & Youth (Picasso Project) — For in-depth art immersion in Philadelphia public schools lacking arts programs.

The Rock School for Dance Education — For in-school and after-school residencies in disadvantaged schools.

Rock to the Future — To support MusicCore, an after-school program of individual and group instrumental music instruction and academic support

The School District of Philadelphia — For the Office of Counseling and Promotion Standards to provide emergency funding for school expenses for students who cannot afford them.

The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education — To support environmental science education programs for Philadelphia public school children, K–12.

Settlement Music School —For Music Education Pathways, an intensive after-school program.

Spark Philadelphia— To support work-place apprenticeships for 7th- and 8th-grade students.

Squash Smarts — For intensive, long-term academic tutoring and squash instruction.

Stenton, NSCD in PA — To support History Hunters, a literacy-based program using historic houses in and around Germantown.

Steppingstone Scholars —  For Middle Grades Academy including tutoring, mentoring, support.

Temple University Music Preparatory Division, Boyer College of Music — To support Community Music Scholars program, music instruction.

University City Arts League — For after-school art program.

Wagner Free Institute of Science — For student visits and outreach programming to schools in the Institute’s North Philadelphia neighborhood.

West Park Cultural Center — To support after-school ceramics class for elementary and middle school students and music/voice/recording lessons for high school students.

West Philadelphia Alliance for Children — For opening and staffing libraries in 13 public schools.

Woodmere Art Museum — For music, art, and math program for 5th-grade students.

Youth Engineering and Science — To support a middle school summer science program.

Zoological Society of Philadelphia — For free admission and instructional programs for public school classes.



The Christopher Ludwick Foundation, P.O. Box 1313, 16 North Bryn Mawr Avenue, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
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