Black Community Leaders

For nonprofits serving this population:

Organizations that are Black-led (chief executive or board chair identifies as Black), that have demonstrated commitment to Black inclusion and leadership and that serve predominantly Black communities.

Common requirements for grant applicants:

  • 501(c)(3) status
  • One year of financial data
  • Located in and serving Greater Philadelphia (Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties in PA or Burlington and Camden counties in N.J.)
  • Committed to strengthening the nonprofit’s programs, operations and governance in order to better serve Black communities.
  • See additional requirements listed in application.

Application deadline:


Amount of grants:

Between $5,000 and $100,000, depending on the organization’s operating needs.

Black Community Leaders


Carefully review the criteria listed above.


We typically ask grantees to submit a budget and a one-page narrative report detailing how the funds were used and the impact on your organization. Reporting requirements will be determined based on the grant type and duration.


Budget: Provide an itemized budget of actual expenses and income.


Narrative: Were goals met? What was the impact on the organization and the population served? What are the most important lessons your organization learned from this project?