Program Investments


Pew fosters a healthy and vibrant public life in the Philadelphia region in many ways. We partner with local institutions and individuals to encourage thriving arts and cultural communities; support the health and welfare of the region’s neediest residents; and, through civic initiatives, strengthen Philadelphia's appeal to visitors and residents alike. Pew also provides research and analysis on important issues facing the city and its surrounding area.

In the cultural arena, Pew supports the performing and visual arts, museums and libraries, historic buildings and sites, and parks and gardens.Grants to artists and cultural organizations are largely made through the Pew Center for Arts and Heritage.

Pew also helps to ensure that the most vulnerable citizens in Philadelphia and its neighboring counties receive much-needed assistance. The Pew Fund for Health and Human Services in Philadelphia supports a range of programs aimed at supporting the elderly, children and youth, and at-risk adults.


The Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences provides funding to young investigators of outstanding promise in science relevant to the advancement of human health. The program makes grants to selected academic institutions to support the independent research of outstanding individuals who are in their first few years of their appointment at the assistant professor level.

The Pew Latin American Fellows Program in the Biomedical Sciences provides support for young scientists from Latin America to receive postdoctoral training in the United States. The program gives these individuals an opportunity to further their scientific knowledge, promotes exchange and collaboration between investigators in the U.S. and Latin America, and advances research in Latin America.

The Pew Fellows Program in Marine Conservation provides fellowships to outstanding scientists and other individuals across the globe to support innovative, applied projects aimed at developing and implementing solutions to critical challenges facing the world's oceans. Each year, five individuals or, occasionally, teams are selected by a prominent international panel of experts to receive the prestigious Pew Fellowship in Marine Conservation. Each Pew Fellow is awarded a three-year grant to complete an original, research-based marine conservation project. Fellowships applications are by nomination only.

Pew Prospectus

The Pew Charitable Trusts' annual publication, titled Pew Prospectus, describes the organization and its activities each year.

Program Priorities

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Application Procedure

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