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CanDoMore Campaign

Grundy Foundation does a lot in our community. And we “CanDoMore”…with your help.


The Grundy Foundation operates from an endowment established by Joseph R. Grundy at the time of his death. It was his vision that the Foundation continue the Grundy philanthropic tradition through grantmaking as well through the establishment of the Grundy Museum and Grundy Library, which are both free and open to the public, and continue to serve the community to this day.


Today’s endowment provides operating income and prospects for long-term growth, but with the support of the community, our impact can be even greater.


Make a donation to the Grundy Foundation and the CanDoMore Campaign. 


Some enhancement of existing programs & services that you can make come true with your tax-deductible gift to the Foundation:


Year 1: Archival Digitization

  • More than $25,000 raised in 2017, representing over 70% of our goal
  • Grundy Foundation will match dollar-for-dollar up to $5,000 all 2018 contributions to meet our  Year 1 goal
  • Scanning of Borough photographs began in 2018, with public access anticipated in 2019

Year 2: Museum Pass Program

  • Free admission to leading cultural attractions with a library card in good standing
  • Library’s most popular Program. Passes checked out 559 times in 2017, up 135% since 2014
  • We have purchased a new software that will allow our patrons to place holds on passes for specific days. This was launched in June 2018.
  • Grundy Foundation will match dollar-for-dollar up to $5,000 2018 contributions to expand the Museum Pass Program













      Passes we currently have:  
      • Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
      • Battleship New Jersey
      • Bucks County Children’s Museum
      • Elmwood Park Zoo
      • Glencairn Museum
      • Grounds for Sculpture
      • Independence Seaport Museum
      • Morris Arboretum
      • Museum of the American Revolution
      • National Constitution Center
      • Pennsbury Manor








      Museums Purchased with Campaign Donations:  
      • African American Museum in Philadelphia
      • Eastern State Penitentiary 
      • Mutter Museum
      • Philadelphia Insectarium & Butterfly Garden
      • Simeone Foundation Automobile Museum
      • Woodmere Art Museum






      Museum Wishlist:  
      • Chanticleer Garden
      • Moravian Pottery & Tile Works
      • Penn Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology
      • Philadelphia's Magic Garden
      • Rosenbach Museum & Library






      Campaign Contributions
      Archival Digitization Campaign- 90% funded Museum Pass Campaign- 100% funded     

      November 2018


      November 2018





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