Impact Grants

Impact Program Grants are available to nonprofits demonstrating programmatic impact and leadership in the community.  We place emphasis on demonstrable success that can be replicated by direct-service organizations.


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:

Special requirements:

  • Operating Budget above $100,000
  • Must have documented outcomes and evaluation data for at least one year of program service delivery.
  • Must complete child abuse clearance and criminal background checks for all staff and volunteers who work with 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:

Organizations seeking impact program grants who can demonstrate a strong history of direct service delivery to vulnerable populations through quantitative and qualitative data will be most competitive. Programs should be connected to local and/or national systems change efforts and clearly demonstrate how they improve the lives of those they serve. Organizations seeking funding for pilot programs should demonstrate prior success in delivering outcomes-based initiatives and achieving desired outcomes for targeted populations.

Application deadline:

The 2019 application deadline is July 26.

Application Program Grants Process

Step 1: Determine eligibility

Determine your eligibility by taking our five-minute eligibility quiz.

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.