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Local Funders

Allen Hilles Fund. The Allen Hilles Fund is a charitable foundation that provides financial support in the areas of children's education, women's issues, economic development in disadvantaged communities, and activities of the Religious Society of Friends. The Fund was established by Edith Hilles Dewees in memory of her father, Thomas Allen Hilles, and began operation in 1983. Grants focus on Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Children Can Shape our Future. Children Can Shape our Future is a philanthropic organization that promotes community-building programs in the local Camden and Philadelphia area.

Christopher Ludwick Foundation. The Christopher Ludwick Foundation is named for Christopher Ludwick (1720-1801), Baker General of the Army of the United States during the American Revolution, whose estate provided a trust “for the schooling and education gratis, of poor children of all denominations, in the city and liberties of Philadelphia, without exception to the country, extraction, or religious principles of their parents or friends...”

Claneil Foundation. Claneil Foundation, Inc., is a private foundation incorporated in 1968 under the laws of the state of Delaware.

Fels Fund. The Samuel S. Fels Fund (Fels) will award 15 grants to Philadelphia nonprofit organizations to support internships for graduate students during the summer 2011.

Independence Blue Cross Foundation. Launched in October 2011, the Independence Blue Cross Foundation is an independent, private foundation whose mission is to transform health care through innovation in the communities it serves. The IBC Foundation and Independence Blue Cross are both committed to improving the health and wellness of the people of southeastern Pennsylvania.

Independence Foundation. The Independence Foundation is a private, not-for-profit philanthropic organization serving Philadelphia and its surrounding Pennsylvania counties. The Foundation's mission is to support organizations that provide services to people who do not ordinarily have access to them.

Kate Svitek Foundation.This Memorial Foundation shall operate to provide financial support to individuals, groups, and various institutions whose interest and goals align with the foundation. The foundation’s focus will be primarily to promote and help underwrite a range of activities and education principally related to outdoor and wilderness exploration, study, observation, preservation, improvement, expansion, and enhancement.

Lenfest Foundation. The Lenfest Foundation is dedicated to supporting programs primarily in the areas of education, arts and the environment. H.F. (Gerry) and Marguerite Lenfest established the Foundation in 2000. The Foundation is based in suburban Philadelphia and primarily supports organizations and programs in southeastern and south central Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey and northern Delaware.

Lincoln Financial Foundation. The Lincoln Financial Foundation welcomes grant applications from organizations that meet our geographic, strategic focus, and eligibility guidelines. Local Charitable Contribution Committees meet and review grant applications.

Patricia Kind Foundation. The Patricia Kind Family Foundation is a private, not-for-profit philanthropic organization, established in 1996 with a gift from the estates of Hedwig and Arnold Louis van Ameringen, parents of Patricia Kind. The Foundation is family managed and believes strongly in the importance of supporting families.

Pew Charitable Trusts. The Pew Charitable Trusts is driven by the power of knowledge to solve today’s most challenging problems. Pew applies a rigorous, analytical approach to improve public policy, inform the public and stimulate civic life.

Philadelphia Activities Fund. The PHILADELPHIA ACTIVITIES FUND, INC., (the “Fund”) is a nonprofit corporation established by the Mayor and City Council to foster and promote educational values of sportsmanship, the arts, and health to individuals in the City of Philadelphia.

The Philadelphia Education FundThe Philadelphia Education Fund is an independent nonprofit organization that fulfills its mission of providing quality public education through funding provided by private donors, foundations, corporations, and public sources.

Philadelphia Foundation. Since 1918, The Philadelphia Foundation has worked in partnership with donors and grantees to support programs and projects that benefit the people of Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties.

Seybert Foundation. The Seybert Foundation, incorporated in 1906 as The Adam and Maria Sarah Seybert Institution for Poor Boys and Girls of Philadelphia, is a charitable foundation that was established through the Will of Henry Seybert in memory of his parents.  The Foundation supports organizations that provide direct services to improve the quality of life for vulnerable children and youth in the City of Philadelphia.

Spark Grant Finder. The Spark Grant-Finder Tool helps you locate funding for Physical Education, After School, Early Childhood, Classroom Activity, or Coordinated School Health program. Grants can be used for curriculum, teacher training, or equipment.

Union Benevolent. Since 1831, Union Benevolent foundation has provided critical funding and support to organizations that assist and enrich the lives of the poor, disadvantaged, elderly, and youth of Philadelphia.

United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania. Members of the business community established our United Way in 1921, although it was originally called the Welfare Federation of Philadelphia. It was created to eliminate overlapping charities, so money could be raised and distributed more efficiently. From its inception until today, United Way remains one of the most outstanding ways for individuals and corporations to make an impact on local health, education, and social service needs.

White-Williams Scholars. The mission of White-Williams Scholars is to prepare academically high achieving Philadelphia public high school students of limited financial means with a foundation for success in college.

William Penn Foundation. The William Penn Foundation, founded in 1945 by Otto and Phoebe Haas, is dedicated to improving the quality of life in the Greater Philadelphia region through efforts that foster rich cultural expression, strengthen children’s futures, and deepen connections to nature and community. In partnership with others, the Foundation works to advance a vital, just, and caring community.


National Funders

Atlantic Philanthropies. The Atlantic Philanthropies are dedicated to bringing about lasting changes in the lives of people who are disadvantaged by their economic situation, race, nationality, gender, age, disabilities, immigration status, sexual orientation, political affiliation or religion.

Bowne Foundation. The Robert Bowne Foundation supports the development of quality programs that offer literacy education to children and youth of New York City, in the out-of-school hours, especially for those living in economically disadvantaged neighborhoods.

Casey Foundation. The Annie E. Casey Foundation is a private charitable organization, dedicated to helping build better futures for disadvantaged children in the United States. It was established in 1948 by Jim Casey, one of the founders of UPS, and his siblings, who named the Foundation in honor of their mother.

Grant Foundation. The William T. Grant Foundation has remained dedicated to the original goal of its founder, William T. Grant: understanding human behavior through research. As a private grantmaking institution, the Foundation currently funds high-quality empirical research, with the ultimate aim of improving the lives of youth ages 8 to 25 in the United States. In 2008, the Foundation awarded grants totaling more than $11 million to researchers, policymakers, and practitioners invested in the future of U.S. youth.

The ING Foundation. The ING Foundation is the charitable giving arm of ING U.S. The Foundation awards grants to non-profit organizations addressing a variety of community needs and resources. In their grant-making, they maintain the following three primary giving priorities: children’s education, financial education, and physical education.

Johnson Foundation. The Helen K. and Arthur E. Johnson Foundation is a nonprofit, private foundation that was incorporated in the State of Colorado in 1948. Since its inception, the Foundation has made more than $145 million in grants to support important efforts of nonprofit organizations.

Kellogg Foundation. Real change begins with individuals and communities. It also requires the ability to bring people together—whether it’s local and national organizations with shared interests, or legislative bodies with the power and vision to advance the greater good. Believing real change requires learning from the past, leveraging strengths and working with a common purpose, the Kellogg Foundation is standing up together in ways that make a measurable difference.

Mott Foundation. The Charles Stewart Mott Foundation is a private, grantmaking foundation based in Flint, Michigan. The Foundation funds in four program areas: Civil SocietyEnvironmentFlint Area, and Pathways Out of Poverty.

National Science Foundation. The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 "to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense…" With an annual budget of about $6.9 billion (FY 2010), NSF is the funding source for approximately 20 percent of all federally supported basic research conducted by America's colleges and universities.

Twenty-First Century Community Learning Centers. This program supports the creation of community learning centers that provide academic enrichment opportunities during non-school hours for children, particularly students who attend high-poverty and low-performing schools.

Wallace Foundation. The Wallace Foundation is currently active in three focus areas.  The Foundation solicits proposals from organizations it identifies for programs it initiates, and unsolicited proposals are rarely funded.