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Oct 17, 2019

The key to change

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ABOUT PHILADELPHIA FOUNDATION

The Philadelphia Foundation has a century-long history of connecting community-minded individuals with the people and organizations that are helping to build a Greater Philadelphia Region. With deep relationships in the community and intimate knowledge of local nonprofits, we collaborate with individuals, families and businesses to magnify charitable and philanthropic impact. From Ben Franklin’s civic gift of 1,000 pounds sterling to Gerry Lenfest’s endowment for independent journalism, the Philadelphia Foundation stewards legacies that strengthen the place we call home, improving lives today and for future generations.

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KINDNESS IS KEY

We Empower
Nonprofits

We help local nonprofits accelerate impact through grantmaking and operational support, from training staff to building endowments.

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KNOWLEDGE IS KEY

We Serve
Greater Philadelphia

Our 100-year legacy of serving this community has shown us the miraculous things our city can accomplish when we collaborate for the greater good, sharing our knowledge to create a better tomorrow, today.

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CREATIVITY IS KEY

We Provide
Scholarships

Our city’s future will be defined by the youth of today. By providing our children with educational opportunities, we’re building a path for future leaders.

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Whenever I asked anyone ‘who is the most established foundation and best to deal with that can help with my fund?’ the response was always the Philadelphia Foundation. They were right.

Mel Heifetz

OUR STORIES OUR STORIES

Education

Empowering our region’s youth with programming and scholarships that offer educational opportunities

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Arts & Culture

Captivating and inspiring the members of our community with exposure to cultural influence and artistic expression

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LGBTQ

Embracing equality and advancing support for our friends in the LGBTQ community

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Human Services

Ensuring everyone in our community has access to the essential services and support they need to thrive

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Our Community

Partnering with local organizations to bring their visions for the future of the region to life

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Our Centennial Partners