The Trust Today
In 2016, over $658,000 was distributed to charities qualified under the Section 509 of the Internal Revenue Service Code 501©(3), including, but not limited to, historic preservation, Trinitarian/Evangelical groups, such as churches and the fields of education, health, and the arts.

Highlights of grant making include the funding for the operations and care of the Lukens National Historic Landmark and the National Iron and Steel Heritage Museum.  This includes Brandywine Mansion, (1738) the home of our nation’s first female industrialist and great grandmother of Stewart Huston, Rebecca Lukens.  Also includes Isabella and Charles Huston as well as their son Stewart Huston and his wife Harriet at Terracina (1849), the Trust also supports.

The Trustee meetings are divided between Coatesville, Pennsylvania, where the Trust is located and Savannah, Georgia.  The Trustees continue the legal services of Morgan, Lewis & Brockius, LLP, and the accounting services provided by Rainer and Company, Inc. with the investment firm of Morgan Stanley.

The Huston Properties, Inc. a wholly owned subsidiary managing the Trust’s historic headquarters building, continues to work with the residents and elected officials of the greater Coatesville community.

Life Transforming Ministries, who partners with Harcum College to conduct classes for Coatesville residents at Graystone Mansion, are also located within the National Historic Landmark.  The majority of the funding from the Trust; however, is in the form of grant investments throughout Coatesville, the region of southeast Pennsylvania and Savannah.  Organizations include: Art Partners Studio, The Episcopal Academy, Chester County Historical Society, Chester County Food Bank, Chester County Women’s Services, The Salvation Army, Family Services of Chester County, Habitat for Humanity of Chester County, Good Works and Wings for Success.

In Savannah, we partner with many religious organizations such as: Christ Church, Living Vine, Project Smile, United Ministries of Savannah, and Inner City Night Shelter to include a few. 

The Stewart Huston Charitable Trust
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