On the Table Philly

On the Table Philly is a forum designed to elevate civic conversation, foster new relationships and create a unifying experience.


Over the last three years, On the Table Philly has brought thousands of socially and civic-minded individuals together, with about 3,000 participants in 2017, 5,000 in 2018 and close to 6,000 on Oct. 17, 2019.


These conversations can inspire new ways we can work together to make our communities stronger, safer and more dynamic.


Follow us on social media — #OnTheTablePHL — to be a part of the ongoing On the Table Philly conversation.




Complete the survey after your On the Table Philly conversation. You could win a $250 grant for the nonprofit of your choice. You must complete a survey in order to apply for an “Activate” grant.


Please mail any remaining completed paper surveys for adults and youth to: On the Table Philly, c/o Philadelphia Foundation, 1835 Market Street, Suite 2410, Philadelphia  PA 19103-2968.


The deadline for online and text surveys has now passed.



Philadelphia Foundation will provide up to $50,000 to implement ideas to improve the region that are generated through On the Table Philly conversations. Registered hosts and participants can apply for “Activate” mini-grants of up to $1,000 each.


All registered On the Table Philly participants — hosts and attendees, individuals and organizations — are eligible to apply if they complete the On the Table Philly survey.


Applications for 2019 are no longer being accepted.


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Share a meal and discuss how we can,make our communities stronger.

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