Fund For Children YOUTHadelphia 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 YOUTHadelphia Grants, along with two other grant programs.

For nonprofits serving this population

Children from 12 to 18 years old 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

  • 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.
  • Organizations may receive a YOUTHadelphia grant only once every 12 months.

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

Up to $5,000

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

Types of Projects Funded

Youth-led programs serving youth aged 12 to 18 and meeting priorities set by YOUTHadelphia.

Application deadline

The deadline is typically at the end of March or beginning of April.

All dates, including a Request for Proposal Release Information Session, will be announced in a community eblast and through The Philadelphia Foundation’s Facebook Page.

Deadlines and grant priorities will be included on the application.

You may also call the Foundation at 215-563-6417 to request information about the current deadline.

To receive the eblast, sign up for enews and select “Receive News About YOUTHadelphia.”

YOUTHadelphia Grants Process


Step 1. Determine Eligibility

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


Step 2. Apply

Current application [DOC]

Follow Up

Step 3. Follow Up

A Program Officer will contact you. No additional written documents 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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