My organization is part of a national organization. Do I qualify for a grant?

If your organization has an office in the Philadelphia and/or the surrounding counties, serves a local constituency, is able to prove autonomy from the national organization, and isn’t an ineligible organization, then your organization may qualify for a grant for that local office. Otherwise, national organizations are ineligible to receive grants.

Do you support organizations that also provide services to South Jersey?

Yes, the Philadelphia Foundation supports organizations in Burlington and Camden Counties. This funding for South Jersey typically supports only organizations which have a special emphasis on serving the educational and development needs of pre-school and elementary age children in these communities and that do not have wide access to other sources of funding.

I submitted my grant application. When will I be contacted by someone at Philadelphia Foundation?

You can expect to hear from someone with the Philadelphia Foundation within a month of when we begin to process your application. If you have not heard from a staff person after four weeks, please call (215) 563-6417 and ask to speak to someone on the program team. Applications cannot be considered until all the documents have been submitted.

Can I apply for more than one type of grant?

Organizations cannot apply to both the Fund For Children’s Strategic Investment in Youth grants and the Philadelphia Foundation’s regular Discretionary Grantmaking – including Advocacy Program, Advocacy Unrestricted, Direct Service, Impact Program and Leadership Grants – within the same calendar year. Organizations receiving Discretionary Grants are still eligible for YOUTHadelphia grants.

Does the Philadelphia Foundation give grants to individuals?

No. The Philadelphia Foundation gives grants only to eligible nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations.

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