The new Hamilton Family Charitable Trust is a private family trust that provides financial support primarily in the area of education— specifically literacy-based, educational programs in underserved Philadelphia area schools. Dorrance H Hamilton, President and Founding Member of the Hamilton Family Foundation, passed away in 2017. Her will directed that the Hamilton Family Charitable Trust be established to fund educational projects, primarily in the Philadelphia region. The Trust will consider applications from non-profit organizations who provide robust data-driven in-school, after-school, and summer literacy enrichment programming. HFCT will provide funding for approved projects serving underserved children and youth in grades Kindergarten through 12 in the counties of Philadelphia, Chester, Montgomery, Delaware, and Camden.