Fund For Children Supporting Grants

The Fund For Children was established thanks to contributions from the Philadelphia Eagles football and the Philadelphia Phillies baseball teams through a lease arrangement with the City of Philadelphia.

The $2 million annual investment funds Supporting Grants, along with two other grant programs.

For nonprofits serving this population

Children from birth to 18 years old in Philadelphia County

Priority given to

  • Those able to demonstrate that at least 50% of those they serve or represent are low-income.
  • Those with operating budgets under $5 million.

Common Requirements For All Grant Applicants

Special Requirements

  • Must complete child abuse clearance and criminal background checks for all staff and volunteers who work with youth.
  • Organizations may apply for only one of the following grant types per year: Fund for Children, Organizational Effectiveness, and General Operating Support.
  • Organizations currently receiving Organizational Effectiveness, General Operating Support, Supporting Grants or Strategic Investment in Youth Grants may apply for YOUTHadelphia grants.

Strongly preferred:

  • Written, board-approved policies regarding whistle-blowing, conflict of interest, and document retention and destruction.
  • Interim or permanent executive leadership in place for at least three months.
  • Limited familial relationships among board and staff members.

Amount of Grants

Up to $10,000

Total grant amount cannot be more than 10% of the organization’s budget.

Types of Projects Funded

Short-term activities at the local level in which children and youth, from birth to 18 years old, have active participation.

Application deadline

Rolling (year-round).

Supporting Grants Process


Step 1. Determine Eligibility

Completing the five-minute quiz is an essential first step.


Step 2. Apply

Follow Up

Step 3. Follow Up

A Program Officer will contact you. No additional written documents required unless requested.


Step 4. Report

Fund For Children Grant Report Form [DOC]

For questions about grants, call (215)563-6417 or email us.

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