Philadelphia’s PHL COVID-19 Fund raised $17.5 million from 8,500 donors in four months for nonprofits

Posted on July 26, 2020

Even in the early days of the coronavirus, organizers of a charitable fund aimed at helping Philadelphia-area nonprofits knew they would have to work fast.

The PHL COVID-19 Fund — a joint effort among the City of Philadelphia, the Philadelphia Foundation, and United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey — formed on March 19 and has already raised and given away $17.5 million. More than 500 local nonprofits, straining under the economic pressures of the pandemic, have received grants from the fund.