Arts and Education

  • Leeway Grant – Funding women and trans artists creating social change
  • Greenfield Foundation gives to universities, museums, theater companies, libraries, and hospitals located exclusively in the Philly area. Under rare conditions, It also will provide general operating support, but it prefers special projects and programs.
  • Lindback Foundation supports Philadelphia-area high schools and colleges with annual teaching and administrative awards along with the occasional discretionary grant for programs, operations, and other small education projects.
  • Presser Foundation supports music education, performance spaces, and collaborations. It prioritizes Greater Philadelphia and provides program, operating, capital, emergency, and scholarship support.
  • Seed the Dream focuses on educational access, educational advocacy, and educational awareness are this funder’s three initiatives. It’s also strongly interested in Jewish causes.
  • The Stockton Rush Bartol Foundation is solely dedicated to supporting arts and culture in the city of Philadelphia. Arts education, community enrichment, and access to the arts are at the heart of this highly-focused funder’s mission.

Health and Arts

  • The Independence Foundation concentrates its philanthropic energy on providing health care and related services to underserved neighborhoods and populations. It also supports fellowships in public interest law, theater, secondary education and the arts.
  • Pew’s Charitable Trusts Philadelphia Heritage and Philadelphia Region programs make grants in arts, media, public policy, historical preservation, and health and human services.

Non-Profit Operations


  • Hamilton Family Foundation supports literacy-based education programs in K-12 schools in Philadelphia, Chester, and Cambridge. Grants are directed to in-school, after-school, and summer literacy enrichment programs.
  • The Horner Foundation supports education nonprofits for at-risk youth between the ages of 10 and 19 in four geographic regions. One of these regions is Philadelphia, where the focus is sports-based programs.
  • Rosenlund Family Foundation  supports causes for underserved youth in disadvantaged neighborhoods of Philadelphia. Arts education and environmental education are top priorities for Rosenlund.
  • Serybert Foundation awards general operating support grants to nonprofits that serve disadvantaged children and youth in Philadelphia.
  • The Spruce Foundation is a volunteer-led foundation that connects young, budding philanthropists with youth nonprofits in the city of Philadelphia.
  • The Stoneleigh Foundation awards fellowship grants to individuals working to improve outcomes for at-risk children and youth, especially in Philadelphia. Most fellowships are for full-time salary support.
  •  Children Can Shape the Future funds innovative educational work in Philadelphia and Camden that primarily supports low-income populations.

Health & Education

  • AMERISOURCEBERGEN FOUNDATION – This corporate funder supports health and education in the Greater Philadelphia area and beyond
  • Barra Foundation awards risk capital grants and unrestricted core support grants in the fields of arts & culture, education, health, and human services.
  • Bennett Family Foundation – Local funding interests include primary healthcare, community nutrition, and other local community needs.
  • Carpenter Foundation supports community health nursing groups in Philadelphia. LGBT issues, Asian art, and graduate theological education requests are also considered by the foundation staff locally.
  • Eagles Care philanthropy supports youth, education, healthy food, mentoring, and cancer care in the Greater Philadelphia region. Capacity building is the core of this funder’s support.
  • First Hospital FOundation focuses grantmaking on the Philly area. It funds public health initiatives geared toward vulnerable populations in the city and the surrounding counties.Foundations Community Partnership is a funder with very specific geographical and issue focuses: behavioral health and human services needs of children and youth in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Five types of funding are available.
  • INpendence Blue Cross Foundation supports a wide variety of health issues in Southeastern Pennsylvania. Some programs accept unsolicited grant applications for programs serving the Philadelphia region.
  • The Public Health Fund supports the gamut of public health issues: research, nursing, homelessness outreach, family support, and management of chronic diseases.

Equity and Economic Justice

  • Bread and Roses Community Fund supports racial equity and economic justice programs for nonprofits in Philadelphia, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Camden Counties

Women and Girls

  • The Ellis Trust supports female high school students in need as they transition to college. Philadelphia enrollees at charter and public schools can apply to the trust for financial support.
  • Impact100 Philadelphia is a women’s collective that funds $100,000 program grants to nonprofits in five focus areas. This accessible funder is a great resource for all kinds of lesser-known charitable causes in the Philadelphia area.
  • The Saturday Club provides grants to organizations in Greater Philadelphia that support local women, children, and families. Grants of $500 to $3,000 are awarded annually.
  • Valentine Foundation focus on girls’ and women’s issues. Its goal is social change to empower girls and women, improve their lives, and help them fulfill their potential.

General / Other

  • Connelly FOundation awards grants in more than 20 areas of interest
  • Alfred and Mary Douty Foundation – Mainly funds children and youth efforts in Montgomery and Philadelphia counties, but also makes grants in arts education, community development, social services and other areas. Prefers to work with smaller outfits.
  • Comcast Foundation supports digital literacy, community service and future leaders programs in the city and throughout its other service areas. Local Comcast employees identify potential grantees.
  • The Fels Fund gives money in the Philadelphia area for education, arts, and community programs. Prove that your nonprofit is at a critical juncture, because the foundation doesn’t have enough assets for general operating support.
  • GlaxoSmithKline awards grants in the Philadelphia metropolitan area in the areas of education, health and human services, arts and culture, and civic and community. The local focus is building a healthier Philadelphia.
  • The Patricia Kind Family Foundation awards grants three times a year to basic needs and direct service nonprofits in the Philadelphia region. Funding areas include poverty, basic human needs, housing, education, physical and mental care.
  • The Lincoln Financial Foundation awards grants to the communities, and the foundation typically makes over 100 grants per year.
  • Wawa Foundation supports health, hunger, and everyday heroes
  • Wells Fargo has a regional grant program that aids Philadelphia and Pennsylvania. It supports economic development, education, housing, human services, and financial counseling.
  • The William Penn Foundation awards grants to Philly-based organizations, and it is one of the most publicized funders in the city. Penn’s areas of grantmaking include arts & culture, children, youth & families, and environment & communities.The Wyncote Foundation gives toward arts & culture, education, environmental conservation, and journalism in Philly. Gives many awards to arts organizations.


  • The Honickman Foundation focuses grantmaking on Philadelphia and surrounding counties, with an emphasis on the arts, education, social change, health, and Jewish heritage.
  • Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia Women of Vision awards grants to local programs related to economic security, legal reform, health and well-being, education and leadership development.
  • Sidney Kimmel Foundation – The city’s best-known philanthropist supports arts, medicine, and Jewish causes in Philadelphia. It’s interested in local nonprofits developing arts & culture projects that revitalize public space and engage the public.