About

Phillips Charitable Foundation, Inc. is a private charitable foundation founded in 2016 by Eileen Gross at the request of Howard W. Phillips Jr. Mr. Phillips was a 1944 graduate of Landon School and a 1950 graduate of Lehigh University. He remained an active and engaged Alumni for both institutions until he passed away in November 2016. He was successful in business, leading the second generation of his family’s business ventures in insurance and real estate investments. He was smart, generous, and driven.  He had a love for history and collected many historical treasures throughout his lifetime. He had a talent for solving problems which contributed to his business success. He was also a very good friend.

2018 marks the inaugural year for Phillips Charitable Foundation grants. Like Howard Phillips, we focus on solving problems. Our mission is to support charitable organizations that provide a genuine impact in the lives of others by solving problems, removing obstacles, and leading to lasting solutions. We target problems where government interventions are not sufficient and economic and educational markets have failed to bring solutions. Through our grant giving we aim to bring measurable improvements in the prosperity, health, and vitality of people and communities.

Our Funding Priorities

  • Humanitarianism:  Preserving human dignity through solution-driven endeavors to improve self-sufficiency
  • Arts and Culture: Strengthening society through arts and culture
  • Education: Innovative and engaging approaches to learning