Phil Fitzgerald

Phil Fitzgerald

Executive Director of Grantmaking

Philip Fitzgerald has a passion for strengthening communities and for making strategic investments that positively impact the lives of people in Greater Philadelphia. He joined Philadelphia Foundation in 2013 as a program officer, overseeing the Fund for Children, evaluating general operating support and organizational effectiveness grant requests, and developing capacity-building opportunities for grantees. Currently, as the executive director of grantmaking, Phil leads the program team and oversees discretionary, competitive grantmaking and special initiatives, supporting organization-wide operational and strategic priorities.

Prior to joining the foundation, Phil managed corporate giving and community outreach for a national retail chain, crafting its corporate social responsibility strategy. At Nonprofit Finance Fund, he oversaw grantmaking, consulting, and financial services for a multimillion-dollar private-public partnership aimed at improving the quality of early care and education facilities in Southeastern Pennsylvania.

A proud Philadelphian, Pennsylvania, Mr. Fitzgerald earned an MBA from Temple University’s Fox School of Business and an MBA from the Business School of Ecole nationale des ponts et chaussées à Paris in France. He is also a graduate of Drexel University, holding a bachelor of science degree cum laude in International Area Studies and a minor in French.

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