The Community Fund is an annual grant opportunity hosted by the Philadelphia City Fund in which community organizations are invited to submit proposals for charitable projects that address Philadelphia’s greatest areas of need and align with the City of Philadelphia’s goals to improve the quality of life for all residents.
The Community Fund is made possible through the Philadelphia City Fund’s partnership with the Philadelphia Marathon Weekend, which allocates a portion of its annual revenues toward this grant opportunity. The average funding allocated each year is $250,000.
2023 Grant Cycle
The PHILADELPHIA CITY FUND IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE ITS 2023 COMMUNITY FUND GRANTEES.
This year, the Philadelphia Marathon Weekend allocated $250,000 to support our Community Fund. Between February and March 2023, the Fund accepted grant submissions which focused on the theme of “Health Equity for All” and demonstrated efforts to eliminate health disparities, promote the health of Philadelphia’s communities, and safeguard residents from threats that cause disease, injury, and poor health outcomes. A select group of LOI submissions were invited to submit full proposals, and final selections were approved by the Philadelphia City Fund Board of Directors in June 2023.
“Healthy Equity for All” was made a key priority for the City of Philadelphia under Mayor Jim Kenney’s administration. In recent years, addressing the inequities in health has become even more critical as Philadelphians have continued to face extraordinary challenges—from the COVID-19 pandemic to the crises of gun violence and opioids bringing tragedies to our communities and families far too often. Furthermore, the COVID-19 pandemic exposed racial, ethnic, and income-based inequities in the delivery of health services and prevention. In early 2023, Mayor Jim Kenney reaffirmed his commitment to achieving Health Equity in Philadelphia Forward, the revised priority report for his second term.
As a key partner in advancing the City of Philadelphia’s priorities, the Philadelphia City Fund adopted “Health Equity for All” as the theme for its 2023 Community Fund grant cycle, with the goal of partnering with our community to: ensure continued access regardless of immigration status, insurance status, and languages spoken; protect the most vulnerable; and enable rapid and equitable supports and interventions.
Applicants to the 2023 Community Fund were encouraged to submit proposals that approached the theme of Health Equity through a broad lens. We welcomed requests for operational, programmatic, or capacity building needs. View the grant guidelines for the 2023 cycle.
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