On the Table Philly

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.


Philadelphia Foundation has provided $50,000 to fund 50 projects selected for $1,000 “Activate” grants to transform ideas generated during the 2019 On the Table Philly conversations into tangible initiatives that will improve the Greater Philadelphia region. Read about the “Activate” grants.


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




Results from surveys taken by On the Table Philly hosts and participants over the past three years of civic conversations can be found under our survey section.


Included are slide decks summarizing the results from each year, along with a data exploration tool that allows the results to be sorted based on specific topics and demographics.


Our thanks to all those who took the time to take the surveys and to share their perspectives about topics impacting the Greater Philadelphia region.


2019 Survey Results


2018 Survey Results


2017 Survey Results


Philadelphia Foundation has provided $50,000 to implement ideas to improve the region that were generated through the 2019 On the Table Philly conversations.


The projects will support a variety of topics – census participation, small ongoing conversations, working with schools on gun violence, helping college students destigmatize mental health challenges and more – all of which were inspired by On the Table Philly.


Read about the “Activate” grants.


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