Grant Awards from the Christopher Ludwick Foundation
The Christopher Ludwick Foundation

The Christopher Ludwick Foundation

2017-2018 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 2017-2018 year, the Foundation awarded a total of $237,766 to the following organizations:

1812 Productions — In-school theater education program.

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

Advocate Center for Culture and Education — After school program includes art, writing.

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

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

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

Astral Artists — Classroom workshops and residencies with professional musicians.

Awbury Arboretum Association — Environmental education for local public school students.

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

Careers Through Culinary Arts — College and career prep program.

Center for Emerging Visual Arts — Hand-in-Hand after-school arts and crafts program.

Centro Nueva Creacion — After-school program.

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

The Clay Studio — Six-week claymobile programs.

Coded By Kids — After-school digital literacy program.

College Possible — College prep program in four Philadelphia high schools.

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

Dignity Housing — Educational enrichment activities for homeless students.

ESF Dream Camp Foundation — Year-long outside-of-school education programs.

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

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

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

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

Hope Partnership for Education — Academic summer school program.

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

International Ballet Exchange — Ballet lessons with in-residence master.

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

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

LiveConnections —Interactive performances in different cross cultural genres by professional musicians.

Lutheran Settlement House — Digital literacy program for homeless children.

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

Mighty Writers — After-school writing program.

Minds Matter Philadelphia — Senior Program to assist with college application process.

Monell Chemical Senses Center —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 — “Becoming American” immigration curriculum

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

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

Painted Bride Art Center — “I Am Art” creative writing program

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

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

Philadelphia History Museum at Atwater Kent — Class trips focus on Philadelphia history.

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

Philadelphia Mural Arts Advocates —Out-of-school art program for underserved Philadelphia youth.

Philadelphia Photo Arts Center — After-school digital photography program for teens.

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

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

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

Project H.O.M.E. — Summer and after-school literacy, math, arts, and technology program, for teens and grades K-8.

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

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

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

The School District of Philadelphia — 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 — STEM environmental science programs for Philadelphia public school children, K–12.

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

Spark Philadelphia — Work-place apprenticeships for 7th- and 8th-grade students.

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

Starfinder Foundation — Senior Leaders Program, health, academics, leadership with soccer.

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

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

Summer Search Philadelphia — College access support.

Sunrise of Philadelphia — From High School to the World program.

Taller Puertorriqueno — K-12 art education program.

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

University City Arts League — After-school art program.

Urban Tree Connection — Teen apprenticeship program.

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

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

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



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