The Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation is an independent foundation that began in 1979 as the result of a bequest from the estate of Mrs. Newcombe, a Philadelphia philanthropist. In her will, Mrs. Newcombe named five Trustees and charged them with creating a foundation that would continue her lifelong interest in supporting students pursuing degrees in higher education. The Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation was funded with approximately $16 million, half her residual estate. A faithful Presbyterian, she willed the other half to Princeton Theological Seminary.
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Based in Princeton, New Jersey, the Newcombe Foundation has awarded grants for scholarships and fellowships in higher education since 1981.
Scholarships by the Numbers
- 120+ Institutions Funded
- 60+ Endowed Institutions
- 40,000+ Students Supported
- $50 Million+ Scholarships Awarded
Fellowships by the Numbers
- 1,300+ Newcombe Fellows Selected
- $20 Million+ Fellowship Support
- 2019 Outstanding Foundation of the Year – Association of Fundraising Professionals, New Jersey Chapter
- 2018 Women of Achievement Gala Honoree – Kean University
- 2013 Leaders in Philanthropy – James B. Stewart Society, Educational Equity – Penn State University
- 2011 Visionary Award – United Spinal Association and Temple University’s Disability Resources and Services
- 2010 James L. Fisher Award – Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) for distinguished service to education
- 2009 Outstanding Foundation of the Year – Association of Fundraising Professionals, Greater Philadelphia Chapter