The following organizations were awarded unrestricted multiyear general operating support to be dispersed over 36 months:



  • Center for Architecture for the expansion of its in-school residency design education program offered in partnership with Philadelphia public schools. ($450,000 over 36 months)
  • Institute for the Development of Education in the Arts (IDEA) for the expansion of IDEA's multi-disciplinary arts education programming for Camden youth offered at its Center for the Arts, in downtown Camden. ($150,000 over 36 months)
  • Mighty Writers to support community-oriented, culturally relevant writing programs offered in six neighborhood-based sites across Greater Philadelphia and Camden, New Jersey. ($450,000 over 36 months)



  • Bearded Ladies (fiscally sponsored by CultureTrust) for the Bearded Ladies' Beardmobile, a mobile performance unit to operate as a sharable asset and support outdoor performances and community activism. ($300,000 over 20 months)
  • BlackStar Projects to support two rounds of Philadelphia Filmmaker Lab, a fellowship providing opportunities for BIPOC filmmakers. ($825,000 over 27 months)
  • cinéSPEAK to support the Philadelphia-based art house filmmaker collective, as it builds out its programs and creates a more permanent, indoor cinema space. ($450,000 over 36 months)
  • Koresh Dance Company to support dance performances and wrap-around programs that are free and open to the public at non-traditional venues in three Philadelphia neighborhoods. ($450,000 ove 36 months)
  • Philadelphia Mural Arts Advocates to support Our Market, a multi-faceted art project that explores, documents, promotes, and supports the diverse cultural identities of Philadelphia’s 9th Street Market. ($1,000,000 over 31 months)
  • We Are the Seeds (fiscally sponsored by CultureTrust) to enable We Are the Seeds to expand the production of Indigenous-specific community programs for engaging with artists and audiences in the Philadelphia region. ($175,000 over 12 months)


In addition to the 15 grants mentioned above, one Creative Communities grantee was awarded a modification to a prior grant, originally made in 2019 through our WPF Fund as a capital grant.

  • The Clay Studio for additional funding to cover higher construction costs related to pandemic-driven increases for the construction of its new 32,500 square foot facility in South Kensington. ($450,000)


If you have questions about our Creative Communities grant portfolio, please email Jasmine Wallack.