Advocacy Program Grants

Advocacy Program Grants are made to support programs of advocacy organizations advancing critical issues. Emphasis is on human services, education funding, legal services and immigrant/refugee services.

For Nonprofits Serving This Population

Greater Philadelphia

Priority given to

  • Those able to demonstrate that at least 50% of those they serve or represent are low-income

Common Requirements For All Grant Applicants

Special Requirements

  • Operating Budget above $100,000
  • Must have documented outcomes and evaluation data for at least one year of program service delivery.
  • Must complete child abuse clearance and criminal background checks for all staff and volunteers who work with youth.

Strongly preferred:

  • Interim or permanent executive leadership in place for at least three months.
  • Limited familial relationships among board and staff members.

Amount of Grants

Not more than 10% of the organization’s budget or maximum of $30,000.

Types of Projects Funded

Organizations seeking advocacy program grants should demonstrate a strong history of advocating on behalf of vulnerable populations. Organizations seeking funding for launching new campaigns/programs should demonstrate previous experience successfully delivering results through advocacy efforts on behalf of targeted populations.

Application deadline

July 13, 2018.

Advocacy Program Grants Process


Step 1. Determine Eligibility

Completing the five-minute Eligibility Quiz is essential.


Step 2. Apply

Download application.
The 2018 deadline is July 13.

Follow Up

Step 3. Follow Up

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


Step 4. Report

The Advocacy Program Grant Report Form will be provided once the grant period is completed.

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