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 0 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 cannot apply to both the Fund For Children and TPF’s other discretionary grantmaking within the same calendar years
  • Organizations receiving Discretionary Grants are still eligible 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 0 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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