Impact Grants

Impact Program Grants are available on a competitive basis to nonprofits serving high-poverty and marginalized populations in Greater Philadelphia who can demonstrate that their work improves the lives of people served.

Applicants must present a strong history of direct service programming to high poverty and marginalized populations and have documented outcomes and evaluations data for at least one year of program service delivery.

Organizations seeking funding for pilot programs should demonstrate prior success in delivering outcomes-based initiatives and achieving desired outcomes for targeted populations.


For nonprofits serving this population:

Greater Philadelphia  (Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties in PA and Burlington and Camden counties in NJ). Organizations must support Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) and other historically marginalized and under-invested communities.

Priority given to:

  • Those able to demonstrate that at least 70% of those served are low-income and are considered marginalized.

Common requirements for all grant applicants:

Special requirements:

  • Operating Budget above $100,000
  • Must have documented outcomes and evaluation data for at least one year of program service delivery.
  • Child abuse clearances including PA Child Abuse History Clearance, criminal history, and FBI fingerprinting are up to date for all project/program staff and volunteers working with children/youth.

Strongly preferred:

  • Interim or permanent executive leadership in place for at least three months.
  • Limited familial relationships among board and staff members.

Amounts of grants:

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

Types of projects funded:

Grants are restricted and will only support program-related activities. Successful applicants will deliver results-oriented programs with a track record of successes and proven outcomes for low-income and marginalized communities.

Application deadline:

To be considered for a grant in April 2021, apply by Feb. 12.

To be considered for a grant in June 2021, apply by April 16.

To be considered for a grant in November 2021, apply by Sept. 10.

Application Program Grants Process

Step 1: Determine eligibility

Carefully read the criteria listed in the application.

Step 3: Follow-up

One of our program staff will reach out to you to discuss next steps.

Step 4: Report

Once the grant period is completed, a grant report will be required.