ACT’s Mission

ACT’s Mission2020-12-11T08:26:53-05:00

Enhancing lives for brighter futures

Ardent Community Trust of Pennsylvania (ACT) has an extensive history in administering First Party, Third Party and Pooled Special Needs Trusts. Since 2001 when ACT was established, our trust administrators have endeavored to enhance the lives of beneficiaries while protecting their governmental benefits.

In effort to enhance the life and provide greater peace of mind to the beneficiary, their families and others responsible for their welfare, Ardent Community Trust of Pennsylvania’s mission is; to serve as trustee for a variety of special needs trusts with integrity and in a manner that exceeds best-practice fiduciary standards, protecting public benefits and financial assets for the beneficiary.

The ACT staff, leadership and board of directors look forward to working with you, and thanks you for taking the time to visit our website.

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If you have questions, need  guidance or would like to speak to an ACT staff member about a specific issue, please send us an email through our contact form. ACT also is able to provide organizations and groups speakers on a variety of Trust and Trust related topics. Simply contact us and we are happy to make the appropriate arrangements. We look forward to hearing from you!


In 2001 ACT was incorporated as a non-profit charitable organization in Pennsylvania for the purpose of administering a pooled special needs trust for the benefit of individuals with disabilities.  Over the years ACT also became Trustee for other special needs trusts, including Third Party Special Needs Trusts, which are funded with the assets of someone other than the Trust Beneficiary; Non-Pooled Special Needs Trusts, which are funded with assets belonging to the Trust beneficiary; and, educational special needs trusts.

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