The Philadelphia Foundation

The Philadelphia Foundation has increased philanthropic investment in the community for more than a century.

The foundation fosters the economic, civic and social vitality of Greater Philadelphia taking charitable dollars further through deep relationships in the community and close connections with local nonprofits.

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Recent News from Philadelphia Foundation

2021 AL DÍA Archetype: Pedro Ramos
Foundation: Philadelphia Foundation

Philadelphia Foundation President & CEO will be the recipient of the 2021 Ambassador Manuel Torres Award in the philanthropy category. by...more

New grant programs infuse Philadelphia's nonprofit and arts sectors with $6 million
Foundation: Pew Charitable Trusts, Philadelphia Foundation

“I think, particularly for a program that focuses on the provision of social ... a rich culture filled not only with individual artists but diverse and innovative ... In partnership with...more

$3 Million for Arts and Culture in Philadelphia
Foundation: Philadelphia Foundation

Four artists and five cultural organizations received a total of $3 million in grants to support Philadelphia's art and culture recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic. The Forman Art Initiative...more

Val Litwin Enters the BC Liberal Race as a Catalyst of Change
Foundation: Philadelphia Foundation

A 44-year-old father of two, Litwin is also an accomplished business owner and social entrepreneur. His early experience founding and running...more

Nonprofits in Philadelphia Benefit from $1 million Supporting Black Communities initiative
Foundation: Philadelphia Foundation

The Philadelphia Foundation has created a fund designed to bolster the Black-led nonprofits that serve the region's Black communities.The Black Community Leaders Fund will build on a $1 million...more

Backed by $1M Facebook gift, Philadelphia Foundation establishes fund for Black-led nonprofits
Foundation: Philadelphia Foundation

Grants will be awarded on a rolling basis. “We're providing funding directly to the Philadelphia Foundation to build on its track record of supporting...more

Forman Arts Initiative and Philadelphia Foundation create new fund for artists & non-profits, plus ...
Foundation: Philadelphia Foundation

Art Works, a new $3 million grant program for community-based organizations and emerging artists. Art Works is designed to support arts, culture...more

Philadelphia Foundation and Forman Arts Initiative partner to create the $3 million Art Works grant ...
Foundation: Philadelphia Foundation

FAI and Philadelphia Foundation is creating a grant to support local artists. Photo: Philadelphia...more

New 'Art Works' program will grant $3 million to emerging Philly artists and community arts groups
Foundation: Philadelphia Foundation

... Philadelphia Foundation to launch Art Works, a $3 million grant program ... artists in the Philadelphia region, the foundation announced...more

Money moves: Wells Fargo regional foundations transfer $100M in charitable assets to ...
Foundation: Philadelphia Foundation

Plus, Congreso de Latinos Unidos receives $5M grant, and the Eagles Social Justice Fund awards $460K to 24 nonprofits. Money moves: Wells...more

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