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was one of seven who started the Pew
Charitable Trusts >http://www.pewtrusts.com/,
foundation with approximately $4.9 billion in assets,
invested over $250 million in 206 nonprofit organizations in
Email Update from
Pew Charitable Trust:
January 1, 2004, The Pew Charitable Trusts transformed from a
foundation into a newly independent non-profit organization.
The Trusts will now have a greater ability to fulfill its core
mission--informing the public with credible, fact-based
research on key issues of the day, advancing policy solutions
when the case for change is compelling, and supporting
America's civic life and communities.
This change in status allowed us to move from a .com site to a
.org site. Would you kindly update any links on your Web site
to reflect our new address--www.pewtrusts.org"
Public Affairs Temp
The Pew Charitable Trusts
reveals, "The Pew Charitable Trusts are a group of seven
individual charitable funds established between 1948 and 1979
by two sons and two daughters of Sun Oil Company founder
Joseph N. Pew and his wife, Mary Anderson Pew...What are
today The Pew Charitable Trusts came into existence in 1948 as
The Pew Memorial Foundation. The four foundersóJ.N. Pew,
Jr., J. Howard Pew, Mary Ethel Pew and Mabel Pew Myrinóchose
to honor their parents' memory by establishing a foundation
that would contribute to the public's health and welfare and
strengthen the communities in which we live. The founders
capitalized the foundation with shares of Sun Oil Company
stock, and gathered for the first board meeting on April 3,
1948....the board disbanded the foundation in 1957 and
transferred its assets to a trust to be administered by The
Glenmede Trust Company. The Glenmede Trust Company was
established by the founders in 1956 and empowered to undertake
a variety of trust activities, including administration of the
newly formed Pew Memorial Trust as well as two additional
Trusts established by the founders....we remain committed to
the same fundamental values that guided the founders' lives:
encouraging individual growth and potential; improving the
quality of people's lives; maintaining and nurturing our
democratic traditions; ensuring an educated and engaged
citizenry; protecting religious freedom; and assisting and
supporting those in need...."http://www.pewtrusts.com/Frame.cfm?Framesource=about/about.cfm
The trusts have
various avenues for grants including Public policy, culture,
education, health and human services, environment, and
Religion. The statements which are Reconstructionist in
"The Religion program seeks to advance a deeper
understanding of religion's contribution to the ideas,
beliefs, morals and institutions that shape culture and
society, and to help people of faith improve their efforts to
make a greater contribution to contemporary public life...To
strengthen American democracy by increasing public
understanding of religion's role in civic affairs and
enhancing religious communities' contribution to public
life...To integrate the academic study of religion and
Christian scholars more fully into American higher
In an article
titled Religion and the Public Square: Religious
Grantmaking at The Pew Charitable Trusts by Luis E. Lugo
it is stated,
"....The Religion program at the Trusts has
carved out a unique niche in the world of philanthropy as the
foremost supporter of evangelical and other orthodox Christian
scholars and of the study of American evangelicalism... from
the very beginning the Trusts have funded many large,
mainstream religious endeavors, and the Religion program
continues to fund a broadly ecumenical range of projects...the
Religion program continued to devote over fifty percent of its
budget to evangelical agencies and programs....the huge gulf
between evangelical, orthodox Christians and social
elites contributes in no small way to the widely recognized
fragmentation of America's public culture...the Trusts are
ideally situated to help overcome this mutual alienation by
encouraging civilized dialogue between evangelical, orthodox
Christian and other intellectual leaders in America....The
Religion program is currently exploring a variety of means to
support studies of the impact of different
faiths--Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism and Buddhism,
to name only a few--on race relations in America. We propose
to focus primarily on the role of Christianity in black-white
relations, but also to include the comparative dimension of
other faiths and ethnic groups....Serious scholarly
consideration of the relations between the three
descendants of Abraham--Jews, Christians and Muslims--could
be an important first step in improving interreligious
relations in areas of the world where these traditions must
learn to coexist...."
The Pew site
archives Grant recipients as far back as 1990. Previous Pew
Grant recipients, showing a small fraction of their diversity,
Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, 03/16/2000
- Minneapolis, MN For a conference to provide preaching
evangelists with encouragement and training for their
ministry at the start of the new century. $ 500,000/1
yr." (For Amsterdam 2000)
Catholic University of America
03/16/2000 - Washington, DC
$ 620,000/3 yrs
University of Chicago
03/16/2000 - Chicago, IL
$ 600,000/3 yrs.
03/16/2000 - Washington, DC
In support of a national fellowship program to promote
solutions-oriented research and writing on public policy
$ 1,300,000/3 yrs.
06/08/1995 - Azusa, CA
Theological Seminary of America
09/29/1994 - New York, NY
In support of a research project on the religious traits and
outlook of Conservative Jews, over three years.
$ 292,000/2 yrs.
06/08/1995 - Federal Way, WA
To support an international research project on Protestant
Christianity's encounter with the cultures of the
Philippines, over four years.
$ 343,000/54 mos.
09/28/1995 - Cambridge, MA
To complete a CD-ROM interactive multimedia reference tool
for studying religious pluralism in the U.S.
$ 244,000/1 yr.
Association for the Promotion of Education
03/14/1996 - St. Davids, PA
In support of the Philadelphia Project for Youth Ministry.
$ 458,000/42 mos
03/14/1996 - Philadelphia, PA
In support of the Philadelphia Project for Youth Ministry.
$ 636,000/42 mos.
For Social Action, Inc.
06/13/1996 - Wynnewood, PA
To develop a publication, materials and membership for an
organization of evangelical and other Christians concerned
with population growth, excessive consumerism and
$ 350,000/2 yrs.
York City Mission Society
06/13/1996 - New York, NY
In support of the Holistic Ministries Leadership Institute
and the center's organizational development efforts.
$ 200,000/3 yrs.
09/25/1997 - Washington, DC
In support of a conference entitled Preserving Sacred
Places, Restoring Civil Society that will examine recent
research on how faith-based institutions contribute to civil
$ 38,000/1 yr See: CNP
Joint Projects A-D
06/04/1998 - Princeton, NJ
In support of a conference entitled, "The Church and
the World in a New Century: Faith and Responsibility in a
$ 50,000/1 yr.
09/24/1998 - Washington, DC
For a series of discussions on church-sponsored social
services and potential partnerships with government, over
$ 250,000/2 yrs.
of Theological Schools (ATS) >http://www.ats.edu/>
is also a recipient. In 1996
ATS received a grant from Pew Charitable Trusts and has also
received grants from the Lilly Endowments and the
In Thy Will
be Done, authors Colby and Dennett wrote, "Nelson
[Rockefeller] knew, as did much of the nation, that Barry
Goldwater had refused to disavow support for the ultrarightist
John Birch Society. He also knew...that Goldwater and the
Birch Society were both heavily funded by J. Howard Pew, owner
of one of Standard Oils major rivals, the Sun Oil
Company." [Colby, p. 453-454] Wycliffe Bible
Translators received large funds of money from Nelson
Rockefeller, Crowell Trust [Quaker Oats], the Glenmeade Trust
[Pew] and the Lilly Foundation, the liberal Ford Foundation
and others." [p. 569].
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