The Legacy Grants Group was formed in 2008 in a merger of the Chace and Bequests Granting Groups. The stated purpose of Legacy grants was to strengthen Quaker Institutions and further Friends Testimonies. In FY 2012, income from PYM’s unrestricted funds ceased to be used for grant making. The restrictions of the three remaining Legacy funds -- the Virginia Keeney Trust, the Mary Pusey Trust, and the Frank Scheibley Trust – were too narrow to fulfill this stated purpose.
In June 2012, the three remaining Legacy funds were divided: Scheibley Trust income is now distributed by the Jeanes Granting Group, and Keeney income by Meeting House Trusts. Legacy now only distributes income from the Pusey Trust, which is restricted for support of existing PYM homes for the elderly; hospitals under PYM care; Friends Journal; PYM Meetings providing financial assistance in the education of young Friends, and AFSC social service within the United States.
PYM Grants Associate
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting
1515 Cherry Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Fax: (215) 241-7045
Email: ngutowski [at] pym [dot] org
WHO CAN APPLY?
Due to changes in available funding, as detailed above, the Legacy Grants Group can now only support e xisting PYM homes for the elderly; hospitals under PYM care; Friends Journal; PYM Meetings providing financial assistance in the education of young Friends, and AFSC for social service projects within the United States.
Formerly, Legacy -- and the Chace and Bequests Funds before it -- supported PYM Meetings and tax-exempt Quaker organizations in the PYM area, including Friends Meetings, Friends boarding homes, Friends schools, and libraries. It occasionally supported projects from other tax-exempt organizations in which PYM members were substantially involved, and projects of Quaker organizations outside the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting region when funds allowed.
Projects that strengthen Quaker Institutions and further Friends Testimonies.
Consult the Legacy Grants Guidelines for details. Applications must be one-time requests, and for projects having either a definite termination or a source of subsequent support. Due to limited funds available for distribution, grants are normally made for 1 year only, and only once to any applicant per fiscal year (July to June). The Legacy Grants Group requires the Quaker Grantmakers Common Form, which can be downloaded from the PYM Grants Forms & Guidelines page. These forms can now be filled out electronically, although they must still be submitted in hard copy. Please direct any comments or suggestions about the forms to PYM Grants Associate Nicholas Gutowski.
The distribution committee makes grants from all of its funds in accordance with the PYM Legacy Grants guidelines for projects that fall within the restrictions of the Mary Pusey Trust; for those restrictions, see below.
Grants are NOT made to individuals or to organizations acting as intermediaries or conduit agencies, nor for operating expenses or endowments.
DEADLINES: The 1st of March.
GRANT SIZE: Not estbalished under current guidelines. Total to be disbursed in current fiscal year to all grantees will be under $25,000.
Pamela Costanzi (Clerk), J. Harry Hammond, Carter Nash, Richard Bansen, Robert Hernblad, Carol Walz (staff), and Nicholas Gutowski (staff).
The Funds of the Legacy Grants Group
Currently, the Legacy Grants Group makes grants only from the Mary Pusey Trust. Prior to July 2012, the Chace, Combined, Keeney, Longstreth, Pusey, Scheibley, and Troemner funds, were known collectively as the PYM Legacy Funds
MARY PUSEY FUND
The Pusey Trust was established by the will of Mary Pusey in 1977 to support existing PYM homes for the elderly; Jeanes or Friends Hospital or other hospitals under PYM care; Friends Journal; PYM Meetings providing financial assistance in the education of young Friends; and AFSC social service within the United States. Tuition-assistance grants are generally made to PYM Education Programs for grants to Friends children in Friends schools.
$744,953 market value 6/12
$816,670 market value 6/08
$46,111 (FY 07-08)
1. Existing homes for the elderly
2. Jeanes or Friends Hospital or other hospital under PYM
3. Friends Publishing Corporation
4. Friends Monthly Meetings providing financial assistance in the education of Young Friends
5. AFSC social service in the United States