District Attorney’s Office Announces First Round of Grantees in 2024

PHILADELPHIA (April 1, 2024) — District Attorney Larry Krasner awarded microgrants totaling over $357,000 to 13 addiction recovery groups as part of the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office (DAO) Violence Prevention Grant Program. DA Krasner and members of his executive team made the announcement at Imhotep Institute Charter High School shortly after convening a listening session with Imhotep students about ways to help prevent gun violence in the community.  Philadelphia Foundation manages the application  process for the District Attorney’s Office Forfeiture Fund.

The awardees are as follows:

  • Angels in Motion ($25,000) provides a variety of services to people suffering from substance use disorder (SUD), including overdose prevention training and Narcan application, referrals to certified recovery services, and the delivery of over 2,000 nonperishable snack bags every month to unhoused people struggling with SUD.
  • Danny’s House ($25,000) is a recovery home that provides holistic treatment services for women, including rent-free housing, monitored 12-Step program participation, employment assistance, and 24/7 recovery coaching.
  • First Stop Recovery ($38,600), located in the Kensington section of the city, provides mental health treatment, SUD services, and transitional housing.
  • I’m FREE – Females Reentering Empowering Each Other, Inc. ($10,000)provides seven-week cognitive behavioral transformation training, economic development and self-sufficiency training, and much more for women returning from incarceration.
  • Interim House, Inc. ($25,000) was formed in 1971 and was one of the first specialized SUD treatment programs in the country at that time.
  • Maternity Care Coalition ($25,000) provides behavioral health services to people who are pregnant and families with children up to three years old, child care, group education opportunities, and much more.
  • The Minority Center for Participation and Empowerment ($20,000) provides a range of services, including referrals for certified recovery services.
  • Prevention Point Philadelphia ($40,000) was founded over 30 years ago and during that time has provided a range of services including HIV and HCV testing, wound care, and a renowned clean syringe exchange program that has helped prevent the spread of HIV and related diseases.
  • Rising Hope for Change, Inc. ($25,000) provides educational services and entrepreneurship empowerment to low-income communities in Philadelphia and beyond.
  • Sankofa Healing Studio ($39,000) provides individual therapy services for youth and young adults who have been incarcerated, among other programming.
  • Savage Sisters Recovery ($50,000) provides supportive housing services for people in recovery, community outreach to people actively suffering from SUD, and much more.
  • The Everywhere Project ($15,000) offers weekly outreach events that include wound care, hot meals, hygiene supplies, harm reduction education, and more.
  • The Won Institute of Graduate Studies ($20,000) is an accredited graduate school offering Masters, Doctoral, and certificate programs for healing arts.

The application process for the second round of violence prevention grant funding is now open.

Please note that this new application cycle is only open to summer programs that include explicit anti-violence/anti-drug work with youth, with an emphasis on:

  1. Cycling and swimming programs, and/or;
  2. Exposing participants to new experiences including outside of Philadelphia.

Interested 501(c)(3) organizations must email the Philadelphia Foundation to apply: GrantmakingServices@philafound.org.

The DAO’s violence prevention grant funding, now totaling over $2 million dollars since May of 2021, is derived from the lawful and appropriate use of civil asset forfeiture.

Dustin Slaughter, Dustin.Slaughter@phila.gov, 215-686-8713


The Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office is the largest prosecutor’s office in Pennsylvania, and one of the largest in the nation. It serves the more than 1.5 million residents of the City and County of Philadelphia, employing 600 lawyers, detectives, and support staff. The District Attorney’s Office is responsible for the prosecution of approximately 40,000 criminal cases annually. Learn more about the DAO by visiting PhillyDA.org.