About Us

Guided by the vision of our founders, Stanley and Edna Tuttleman, the Tuttleman Foundation strives to be a source of enduring benefit to the populations we serve.  Stanley and Edna shared the belief that community involvement is vital to the vibrancy of society, and that philanthropy is a responsibility that all share.

Stanley and Edna practiced a model of engaged philanthropy, committing their time, skills and experience to numerous organizations.  Stanley served on boards including the Franklin Institute, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and Temple Adath Israel.  Edna served as chairman of both the Institute of Contemporary Art and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and on the board of Temple University.

The Tuttleman Foundation was formed in Philadelphia, PA in 2003, to create a family philanthropic vehicle, and to carry on the 20 years of prior charitable work of Stanley and Edna Tuttleman.  The foundation was led from 2003 to 2012 by Steven and Jan Tuttleman, and today is led by brothers Steven and David Tuttleman.

We have historically chosen to focus our charitable efforts in 5 areas:

  • Education
  • Arts and Museums
  • Community Building and Basic Human Services
  • Health Care
  • Spiritual Development

We strive to apply the values evidenced by our founders in both continuing their legacy and in finding new areas of passionate interest.