Charities We Support

As a 501(c)(3) private foundation, Wynnstay is required every year to contribute part of the foundation funds to charitable organizations.  We strongly believe in volunteering our time to organizations we support financially.  While focused on Philadelphia based non-profits, we are also able to support a wide variety of organizations throughout the country that target individuals or families in need. 

Philadelphia Area Impact

  • Philabundance is the region’s largest hunger relief organization.  Their mission is to end hunger and malnutrition in the Delaware Valley by acquiring food and distributing it through organizations serving people in need.  Philadbundance has been around since 1984, and have provided food for over 60 million meals!  It relies on the generous support of all segments of the Delaware Valley community — individuals, corporations, foundations, as well as community groups. Philabundance has many ways people can help, including food donations, food drives, fund raisers, and fresh food distribution.  Volunteer your time and get involved in the fight against hunger and malnutrition.

  • Cradles to Crayons’ vision is that one day, every child will have the basic things they need to be safe, ready to learn, and feel valued.  Cradles to Crayons has a warehouse in Conshohocken called the Giving Factory, where they store all the donations that eventually get sorted and distributed to organizations that support children.  In essence they act as a middleman between social-service organizations that request items and organizations that have a surplus of those items.  The niche is that they respond to individual requests for need.  For example, if a 3 year old child needs a weeks worth of clothing, volunteers at the Giving factory will put together a bag to fit that child.  To see the hundreds of bags of individual requests ready to be shipped out really puts into perspective the need for assistance especially with children.  The Giving Factory is a fun place to volunteer in a large group, co-workers, friends or family – we fully recommend it!

  • Inter-Faith Housing Alliance (I-FHA) has served as a leading provider of support to homeless families of Central Montgomery County, Pennsylvania since 1983. Headquartered in Ambler, PA (where the Wynn family got its roots), Inter-Faith programs endow families with the skills needed to overcome homelessness and achieve self-sufficiency.  They remain committed to being a beacon of hope to families in crisis, a goal only accomplished through the generosity and commitment of the community. Wynnstay has been a sponsor of the annual Inter-Faith Housing Alliance Golf Outing since 2011.  Our donations help support the continuing success of this great organization.


  • Covenant House Pennsylvania serves runaway, homeless and trafficked youth throughout the Philadelphia metropolitan area.  The organization embodies 5 principals to guide their mission:  Immediacy, Sanctuary, Structure, Value Communication, and Choice.  Covenant House provides a broad range of services including Street Outreach, Health Services, Educational Services and Vocational Services.   Most importantly, they provide a safe haven for some of the hardest-hit youth on the streets.  The young people must chose to change and they enter the relationship with the an understanding that Covenant House will support them in their immediate future.  Wynnstay was connected to the organization through a friend and steadfast Philly supporter, Wil Reynolds of SEER, Inc.  Each year Wil and other volunteers spend a November evening on a Philadelphia street to experience first hand what faces homeless youth each night. The event spreads awareness of the acute problem of homeless here in the city.

  • is a local non-profit in Ardmore, PA but has an international presence in providing online education of breast cancer information.  We were introduced to this magnificent organization through our own Maura Wynn.  The Wynn family has also had history of the disease and supporting organization provided a great fit.  We continue to applaud the efforts at to raise awareness and providing the most reliable, complete, and up-to-date information about breast cancer.  

  • Presbyterian Children’s Village provides a comprehensive range of prevention, child welfare, therapeutic, and educational services and programs to help heal the spirits of children, families, and communities in crisis. The Village’s mission is to strengthen the communities of the Greater Philadelphia region and has been in service since 1877. Wynnstay was introduced to them through from the volunteer efforts of our wonderful matriarch, Nancy.  She has worked with the Village alongside 1st Presbyterian Church of Ambler and had got word that they were in need of funds.  The economic downturn has impacted many local non-profits and Wynnstay has tried to focus on these particular organizations with rich histories looking for additional support. 

  • Operation Warm and Coats for Kids Foundation provides new winter coats to children in need through strategic and community partnerships with a wide variety of donors and community organizations around the country. Their vision is that every child wearing a new winter coat will be healthy, able to attend school regularly and will develop strong self-esteem. The idea of simply giving a child a new coat for winter is a powerful notion that benefits those children in so many ways.  Wynnstay was introduced to them when Maura worked at Beneficial Bank, which has supported them for many years.  In 2012, Operation Warm served their one-millionth child, making them one of the largest donors of new coats in the country.  They have a presence in 37 states but is headquartered here in the Delaware Valley.  We wish Operation Warm the best luck each winter and thank them for keeping kids in the Philadelphia area proud and empowered!


  • Episcopal Community Services (ECS) mission is to empower vulnerable individuals and families by providing high-quality social and educational services that affirm human dignity and promote social justice.  ECS serves about 2,000 people each year, from babies born to mothers in our homeless shelter to seniors who rely on ECS Home Care to live independently.  They have all different programs designed to help the Philadelphia community in various ways.  In past Decembers, ECS has sponsored an event at Graterford Prison, in which volunteers help pass Christmas gifts along to inmates inside their cell blocks. The event is one of only a few in the country where outsiders are allowed to interact within a maximum security prison.  The experience is humbling and eye-opening, with most inmates extremely thankful for the generosity.

  • ABC House in Lower Merion, PA has provided a safe home and environment for youth since 1963.  A Better Chance has opened the door for greater opportunities through their self-help-for-greater-education program.  Wynnstay was introduced to ABC House through Maura Wynn and donated money and couches to help renovate the house in 2017.  The new kitchen and basement provides a clean and inspiring space for young residents to feel confident in their lifestyle while pursuing educational opportunities that do not exist in their home communities.

Nationwide Impact

Wynnstay also gives to organizations that operate outside the Philadelphia area, but keep our focus on helping individuals and families in need.  


  • ShelterBox is an international disaster relief charity that delivers emergency shelter, warmth and dignity to people affected by disaster worldwide.  ShelterBox instantly responds to earthquake, volcano, flood, hurricane, cyclone, tsunami or conflict by delivering boxes of aid.  Each green box supplies an extended family of up to 10 people with a tent and lifesaving equipment to use while they are displaced or homeless. The contents are tailored depending on the nature and location of the disaster, with great care taken sourcing every item to ensure it is robust enough to be of lasting value. Wynnstay’s own Tom Wynn introduced our family to ShelterBox with his involvment in the Blue Bell Rotary.  Rotarians contribute an estimated 50% of ShelterBox donations, and with an intricate network of Rotarians throughout the globe, boxes can be distributed quickly in response to any disaster.  In response to the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan, and 2017 hurricanes Irma and Maria in the Caribbean, Wynnstay made a contribution to ShelterBox USA.

  • In response to 2017 Hurricane Harvey, Wynnstay donated to two organizations that met specific needs for families following the storm in Houston: diapers and food!  Corey found that the Houston Diaper Bank and the Houston Food Bank had overwhelming requests for help from the community. Both organizations made an immediate positive impact on individuals and families that lost their homes and most of their possessions in the storm.  

  • Wynnstay will continue to direct a part of our annual contributions to support communities that are affected by natural disasters.

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