Quick Facts About The Philadelphia Foundation

  • Established: 1918
  • Status: 501(c)(3) - a public charity
  • What we do: We link those with financial resources to those who serve societal needs. Specifically, we make Greater Philadelphia better by:
    • Building philanthropic resources
    • Managing those resources well
    • Distributing those resources effectively.
    • Our grants and scholarships improve the quality of life for all.
  • Where the money comes from: Individuals, families, businesses and nonprofits.
  • How we manage the money: We invest it for long-term growth so your generosity endures forever.
  • How the money is spent: As scholarships and as grants that make our community better by making nonprofits stronger.
  • What you can do through us: Set up a scholarship, a memorial fund, endow or support your favorite nonprofit or cause, provide funding for the region’s future needs.
  • Our other roles: We convene groups to act upon overarching civic issues. We provide training to help the nonprofit sector become more self-sufficient.
  • Our grant focus: Well-run, well-staffed, well-governed nonprofits that take the time to evaluate their work and plan for their future. We do this because nonprofits teach our children, train our future workforce, heal us, entertain and inspire us, preserve our natural spaces and provide social services.
  • Grants Awarded: About $25 million annually. We rank among the top 25 regional foundations in total dollars granted, and typically give away more annually than both the Lenfest and the Comcast foundations.
  • Number of Funds Under Management: Over 900... and growing!
  • Accreditation: We meet the nation’s highest philanthropic standards for operational quality and accountability and are in the top tier nationally. Learn more.
  • Organizational Memberships:
Council on Foundations
 Guidestar Philanthropy Network
Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce National Scholarship Providers
Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy Hispanics In Philanthropy
Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy
Grantmakers for Effective Organizations

To learn more, call 215-563-6417 or email us.

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1835 Market Street, Suite 2410
Philadelphia, PA 19103


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