Create a permanent charity fund

Leave a Legacy

You can make an enduring impact on the region by creating a permanent charitable fund at the Philadelphia Foundation as part of your estate planning.


The money you leave to the Philadelphia Foundation will be invested for long-term growth. We’re still managing funds that were part of Ben Franklin’s estate, and are distributing them – exactly as he stipulated – for vocational education.

By working with the Philadelphia Foundation to build your philanthropic legacy, you can:

  • Allow your descendants to help guide future gifts made in your name

  • Support a particular institution in perpetuity

  • Support a community cause you are passionate about

  • Establish a scholarship

  • Provide flexible funding to address the region’s most pressing needs

Read more about the types of funds you can establish and the types of assets you can donate

The Repplier Society

People who have made provisions in their estate plans to create or add to a charitable fund at the Philadelphia Foundation become members of our Repplier Society. They are invited to events open only to supporters of The Foundation.


Members can choose to be publicly acknowledged in their lifetime, or remain anonymous.