We are working to connect more people to more opportunities through five programs. The intent of this work is to help create stronger, more inclusive communities in the Philadelphia region.

How We Structure Our Programs

Each program awards grants to advance specific goals and objectives.


Every program has a long-term goal that all funded work seeks to support.


Each program has defined several strategies, developed to advance the program goal.


Each strategy is defined by specific objectives that were developed with extensive community input, guide our grantmaking, and help us to measure progress and outcomes.
Two young girls painting bowls with the Clay Studio

Arts and Culture

Expanding access to diverse, inclusive, and high-quality arts and culture experiences.

Children with book.

Children and Families

Supporting the healthy development and academic success of young Philadelphians.

Maps for the People

Democracy and Civic Initiatives

Enabling more people to participate in democratic processes and finding collaborative ways for funders to accelerate improvement.

Tacony Creek Park

Environment and Public Space

Protecting and improving natural areas and community spaces.

Group of Rebuild Carpentry Academy Students with instructor

Workforce Training and Services

Helping Philadelphians access training for better jobs.