Fund For Children Strategic Investment in Youth Grants

The Fund For Children was established thanks to contributions from the Philadelphia Eagles football and the Philadelphia Phillies baseball teams through a lease arrangement with the City of Philadelphia.

The $2 million annual investment supports Strategic Investment in Youth Grants, along with two other grant programs.

For nonprofits serving this population

Children from 12 to 18 in Philadelphia County

Priority given to

  • Those able to demonstrate that at least 50% of those they serve or represent are low-income.
  • Those with operating budgets under $5 million.

Common Requirements For All Grant Applicants

Special Requirements

  • Operating budget above $100,000.
  • Must complete child abuse clearance and criminal background checks for all staff and volunteers who work with youth.
  • Organizations may apply for only one of the following grant types per year: Fund for Children, Organizational Effectiveness, and General Operating Support.
  • Organizations currently receiving Organizational Effectiveness, General Operating Support, Supporting Grants or Strategic Investment in Youth Grants may apply for YOUTHadelphia grants.

Strongly preferred:

  • Written, board-approved policies regarding whistle-blowing, conflict of interest, and document retention and destruction.
  • Interim or permanent executive leadership in place for at least three months.
  • Limited familial relationships among board and staff members.

Amount of Grants

$10,000 to $50,000

Total grant amount cannot be more than 10% of the organization’s budget.

Types of Projects Funded

Programs serving youth aged 12 to 18 that engage participants in leadership activities.

Application deadline

Rolling (year-round).

Strategic Investment In Youth Grants Process


Step 1. Determine Eligibility

Completing the five-minute quiz is an essential first step.


Step 2. Apply

Follow Up

Step 3. Follow Up

A Program Officer will contact you. No additional written documents are required unless requested.


Step 4. Report

Fund For Children Grant Report Form [DOC]

For questions about grants, call (215)563-6417 or email us.

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