The Chartwell Foundation, Inc. is an independent 501(c)(3) organization, recognized by the Internal Revenue Service. The Foundation is not affiliated with any organization or neighborhood. It is governed and operated entirely by volunteers from the community. There is no paid staff. The Trustees make annual contributions to the Foundation, restricted for use in paying for operating expenses, which are kept to a minimum. In this way the entire amount of each contribution received can be used to support worthy non-profit organizations, without administrative costs or overhead.