Pew Fund for Health and Human Services in Philadelphia
Pew also helps to ensure that the most vulnerable citizens in Philadelphia and its neighboring counties receive much-needed assistance. The fund for health and human services in Philadelphia supports a range of programs aimed at supporting children, youth, and families; at-risk adults; and the frail elderly.
If you are interested in applying for a grant, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page. Support is limited to nonprofits located in and providing services in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties.
Ensuring That the Most Vulnerable Citizens in Philadelphia Receive Much-Needed Assistance
The Pew Fund for Health and Human Services in Philadelphia (Pew Fund) supports health and social service organizations in the Philadelphia region. The program focuses its assistance on organizations that serve some of the most vulnerable members of the community – disadvantaged children, youth, and families; adults with multiple, complex issues such as those related to homelessness and mental health; and the frail elderly.
Since its inception, the Pew Fund has awarded more than $200 million to approximately 300 nonprofit organizations in Philadelphia and neighboring Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery counties.
The Philadelphia metropolitan area is home to large numbers of people in need. The organizations that directly serve these vulnerable individuals are making a difference every day through their compassion, commitment to evidence-based best practices, and the ability to continually learn from experience.
Since even the most effective organizations can benefit from strengthening themselves, the Pew Fund has partnered with the Equal Measure to offer capacity-building support to help program grantees become more results-oriented, financially secure, and able to adapt to new demands.
Pew Fund Grantmaking Schedule
To apply for a grant from the Pew Fund, nonprofit organizations must first submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) that follows the posted guidelines and schedule.
- Programs serving the frail elderly: The LOI announcement was issued in summer 2014 and the application period is now closed. Grants were awarded in March 2015.
- Programs serving children, youth, and families: The LOI announcement was issued in summer 2015, and the application period is now closed. Grants were awarded in March 2016.
- Programs serving vulnerable adults: The most recent LOI announcement was issued in summer 2016, with grants to be awarded in March 2017.
If your nonprofit organization would like to receive LOI announcements, call 215.575.4865 and ask to be added to the mailing list.
Please note: Pew Fund support is limited to 501c3, nonprofit organizations located in and providing services in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties.
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