About On The Table Philly

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.

  • Host

  • Participate

  • Discuss

  • Act


The Philadelphia Foundation and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation are partnering to bring On the Table to Greater Philadelphia. The Chicago Community Trust launched the first On the Table event in 2014, and it has since become a national movement.

The Philadelphia Foundation

Founded in 1918, the Philadelphia Foundation strengthens the economic, social and civic vitality of Greater Philadelphia. The Philadelphia Foundation grows effective philanthropic investment, connects individuals and institutions across sectors and geography, and advances civic initiatives through partnerships and collaboration. A publicly supported foundation, the Philadelphia Foundation manages more than 900 charitable funds established by its donors and makes over 1,000 grants and scholarship awards each year. To learn more, visit philafound.org.

About The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation is a national foundation with strong local roots. It invests in journalism, in the arts, and in the success of cities where brothers John S. and James L. Knight once published newspapers. Its goal is to foster informed and engaged communities, which it believes are essential for a healthy democracy. For more, visit knightfoundation.org.

Register to host

Pull up a chair, share a meal and discuss the ways in which we — as individuals and as a collective and have a conversation about our commitments — great and small — to support our neighbors, our communities and the causes that matter most to us.

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