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 two years, On the Table Philly has brought thousands of socially and civic-minded individuals together, with about 3,000 participants in 2017 and 5,000 in 2018.


On Oct. 17, 2019, Philadelphia area residents are invited to again gather in small groups across the region to share a meal and discuss the opportunities and issues we face in our communities.


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 conversation leading up to Oct. 17. 




The first 50 hosts who register between Sept. 6 and Sept. 12 will receive a $25 gift card to defray the cost of their gathering.


Follow us on social media — #OnTheTablePHL — to learn about additional registration incentives.

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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.


Application information will be shared with registered hosts and participants in orientation sessions. The application will be posted on Oct. 18.

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

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