The Christopher Ludwick Foundation is named for Christopher Ludwick (1720-1801), Baker General of the Army of the United States during the American Revolution, whose estate provided a trust “for the schooling and education gratis, of poor children of all denominations, in the city and liberties of Philadelphia, without exception to the country, extraction, or religious principles of their parents or friends...”
For two centuries the trustees have fulfilled Christopher Ludwick’s mandate, and applications for projects that advance the education of poor children in the City of Philadelphia are accepted annually between February 1 and February 28.
Ludwick’s bequest of $13,000 has grown to almost $5,000,000, and grants amounting to approximately $200,000 are awarded each year.
Please note that the Ludwick Foundation's requirements for applications and application deadlines have changed. Be sure to read all instructions carefully.