Leadership Grants

Leadership Grants are made to nonprofit organizations that seek to:

  • Increase measurable skills and diversity of pipelines for senior staff and board members
  • Strengthen organizational capacity and nonprofit leaders in the areas of:
    • Governance
    • Planning
    • Civic engagement
    • Board and staff development
    • Diversity, equity and inclusion.

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

  • 501(c)(3) IRS determination letter
  • List of Board of Directors and their affiliations
  • Short bios of three most senior staff
  • Three years of audits (if your organization does not have audits, we will accept your IRS 990)
  • Current PA Bureau of Charitable Organizations Certificate
  • Executive Summary of current strategic plan
  • Board-approved Nondiscrimination Policy that is in compliance with TPF non-discrimination policy
  • Organizational Budget
  • One Full Time Equivalent (FTE) Staff Person
  • Not an ineligible organization

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.

Amount of Grants

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

Application deadline

July 27, 2018.

Leadership Grants Process


Step 1. Determine Eligibility

Completing the five-minute Eligibility Quiz is essential.


Step 2. Apply

Download application.
The 2018 deadline is July 27.

Follow Up

Step 3. Follow Up

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


Step 4. Report

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

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