Philadelphia Foundation Announces $2.6 Million in Grants to 101 Nonprofit Organizations

Grantees provide services in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties in Pennsylvania as well as Burlington and Camden counties in New Jersey

July 1, 2024 -Philadelphia, PA – Philadelphia Foundation today announced the awarding of grants totaling more than $2.6 million to 101 nonprofit organizations providing services to populations living at or below the federal poverty level and/or historically marginalized individuals and groups throughout Greater Philadelphia.

While the programming and services provided by grantees varies, recipients of Philadelphia Foundation competitive grants have demonstrated

  • An on-going commitment and work at the organizational and programmatic levels to operationalize equity,
  • A deep knowledge and connection to targeted population(s),
  • On-going mechanisms to gather input and feedback to inform and shape services
  • Services driven by a clear theory of change that connects activities to desired changes with an eye to long-term impact for participants and an understanding of structural factors that may impede success.

Advocacy Grants:  17 grants, totaling $425,000

Advocacy grants are awarded to nonprofit organizations utilizing advocacy and community organizing best practices toward policy change on behalf of marginalized and low-income communities in Greater Philadelphia.

Advocacy grantees are working on a host of issues, including providing equitable access to voting, developing and replicating proven solutions to accelerate the learning of Philadelphia students, post-secondary opportunities for system-involved youth and creating housing and economic opportunity in under-served communities, among other areas.

  • BoricuActivatEd ($12,500)
  • CeaseFire Pennsylvania Education Fund ($30,000)
  • Committee of Seventy ($20,000)
  • Elevate 215 ($30,000)
  • Esperanza Immigration Legal Services ($27,500)
  • Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance ($30,000)
  • I-LEAD ($30,000)
  • Juntos ($20,000)
  • New Sanctuary Movement of Philadelphia ($30,000)
  • Parent Education and Advocacy Leadership Center ($20,000)
  • Philadelphia Association of Community Development Corporations ($20,000)
  • Philadelphia Lawyers for Social Equity ($30,000)
  • Philadelphia Youth Sports Collaborative ($30,000)
  • Regional Housing Legal Services ($20,000)
  • Riverways Collaboration of CultureTrust Greater Philadelphia ($25,000)
  • The Fund for Women and Girls ($20,000)
  • Youth Sentencing & Reentry Project INC ($30,000)

Direct Service Grants:  19 grants, totaling $570,000

Direct service grants are general operating funds awarded to organizations which can demonstrate non-profit best practices and policies at all levels of the organization – Board, Operations, and Service Delivery.

Direct-service grantees are providing services designed to break the generational cycle of poverty, foster community connections for older adults, support victims of domestic violence, provide mental health supports and more.

  • ACHIEVEability ($30,000)
  • Center in the Park ($30,000)
  • City Year Inc. ($30,000)
  • Domestic Violence Center ($30,000)
  • Esperanza ($30,000)
  • Face to Face ($30,000)
  • Families Forward ($30,000)
  • First Up ($30,000)
  • Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger ($30,000)
  • Literacy Council of Norristown ($30,000)
  • Nationalities Services Center of Philadelphia ($30,000)
  • Urban Tree Connection ($30,000)
  • Orion Communities Inc. ($30,000)
  • Philadelphia Education Fund ($30,000)
  • Southeast Asian MAA Coalition Inc. ($30,000)
  • Urban Affairs Coalition ($30,000)
  • Vita Education Services, Inc. ($30,000)
  • YWCA Bucks County ($30,000)
  • YWCA Tri-County Area ($30,000)

Impact Grants:  33 grants, totaling $649,000

Impact grants are awarded to nonprofits with a strong history of direct service programming to high-poverty and marginalized populations with documented outcomes and evaluations data for at least one year of program service delivery.

Impact grantees are improving outcomes through urban farming, addressing health disparities, employment services, stabilizing the lives of elderly community members and more.

  • A Little Taste of Everything ( ($20,000)
  • Ann Silverman Community Health Clinic ($20,000)
  • Ardella’s House ($20,000)
  • Association for Adults with Developmental Disabilities, LLC ($20,000)
  • Baker Industries, Inc. (  ($20,000)
  • Brandywine Valley Active Aging (  ($22,000)
  • Cambodian Association of Greater Philadelphia ($20,000)
  • Camp Dreamcatcher ($20,000)
  • Cathedral Soup Kitchen ($15,000)
  • Cerebral Palsy Association of CC, Inc ($22,000)
  • College Possible Philadelphia ($20,000)
  • Compass Working Capital ($20,000)
  • Connectedly/SOWN ($20,000)
  • Cradle of Hope, INC. ($20,000)
  • Family Service of Chester County ($20,000)
  • Feast of Justice ($15,000)
  • Get Fresh Daily ($15,000)
  • Good Samaritan Services ($20,000)
  • HopePHL ($20,000)
  • Independence Business Alliance Foundation ($20,000)
  • Josephs House of Camden LLC ($20,000)
  • North Star of Chester County ($20,000)
  • One House at a Time ($20,000)
  • Philadelphia Area Cooperative Alliance ($20,000)
  • Project Libertad ($20,000)
  • Sunday Love Project ($15,000)
  • The Elevation Project ($20,000)
  • The Garage Community & Youth Center ($20,000)
  • The Hand2Paw Foundation (  ($20,000)
  • The Lighthouse, Inc. ($25,000)
  • Urban Affairs Coalition ($20,000)
  • VietLead ($20,000)
  • Why Not Prosper, Inc. ($20,000)


Leadership Grants:  eight grants, totaling $475,000

Leadership grants support leadership transition, senior staff and board members of nonprofits to provide funding to invest in their process; to build measurable skills and racial, ethnic and gender diversity of pipelines; and to strengthen the capacities of nonprofit leaders in the areas of governance, planning, civic engagement, board and staff development and diversity, equity and inclusion.

Leadership grantees are facilitating planned leadership transitions, exploring co-leadership models, exploring equitable community development models, bolstering nonprofit leadership and more.

  • Centennial Parkside CDC ($50,000)
  • CultureWorks Greater Philadelphia ($50,000)
  • Frankford Community Development Corporation ($50,000)
  • Norris Square Neighborhood Project ($50,000)
  • Philadelphia Legal Assistance ($50,000)
  • Praxis Consulting Group via Fiscal Sponsorship ($75,000)
  • The Nonprofit Center Lasalle University ($100,000)
  • Utility Emergency Services Fund ($50,000)

Fund for Children:  24 grants, totaling $500,000

The Fund for Children was established as part of a lease agreement between the City of Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Phillies baseball and Philadelphia Eagles football teams. Fund for Children grants provide general operating support for organizations serving Philadelphia youth ages 0-18.

Fund for Children grantees are providing an array of services to Philadelphia children and youth including trauma-informed art programming, musical programming, leadership development, after-school and summer enrichment programming, violence prevention and more.

  • ArtWell Collaborative INC ($20,000)
  • Beyond the Bars Inc ($25,000)
  • Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia ($30,000)
  • Body Empowerment Project ($14,000)
  • BOLT (Build Our Lives Together) ($25,000)
  • Centro Nueva Creacion – New Creation Community Center ($10,000)
  • Launch/CIS of Philadelphia, Inc. ($30,000)
  • Girls Inc. of Greater Philadelphia & Southern New Jersey ($30,000)
  • Kids Smiles Inc ($20,000)
  • Leveling the Playing Field Inc ($20,000)
  • Need in Deed ($15,000)
  • Peter’s Place ($20,000)
  • Philadelphia Financial Scholars ($10,000)
  • Philadelphia Outward Bound Center ($30,000)
  • Philadelphia Young Playwrights ($20,000)
  • Philadelphia Youth Basketball, Inc. ($20,000)
  • Photography Without Borders ($16,000)
  • Planned Parenthood Southeastern Pennsylvania ($20,000)
  • SquashSmarts, Inc. ($25,000)
  • University Community Collaborative at Temple University ($25,000)
  • The Big Picture Alliance ($20,000)
  • The Print Center ($20,000)
  • Tree House Books ($15,000)
  • We Love Philly ($20,000)

Philadelphia Foundation operates two competitive grant cycles each year; one in the spring and one in the fall.  Eligible nonprofit organizations apply for grants in one of the following competitive categories:  advocacy, direct service, impact, leadership and fund for children.

The foundation also operates additional grant cycles for special initiatives and partnerships and makes grants from the pool of donor-advised funds it manages.  A full listing of grant opportunities is available at