Find Nonprofit and Small Business Grants

Advance Search

Only Available for Paid Subscribers
Clear Filters
Search Filters

Valentine Foundation Grants

Grants to Greater Philadelphia Area, Pennsylvania Nonprofits for
Social Change and Equity Projects for Underserved Women and Girls

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

Add to My Calendar 

Valentine Foundation

Conf. Date:


LOI Date:


Deadline Date:



Request a Grant Writer

Grants of up to $15,000 to Greater Philadelphia area, Pennsylvania nonprofit organizations for social change initiatives that will benefit underserved women and girls. Informational calls will be held on May 10 and 23, 2017. Letters of intent are due June 30, 2017. Applicants may have a national impact with a local connection to the greater Philadelphia area.

Grants are given in accordance with specific Social Change Indicators developed by the Women’s Funding Network (for more information, see Supporting Documents). Programs that solely provide direct service to women and girls, but do not result in meaningful social change, fall outside the Valentine Foundation mission and will not be funded, since they do not meet the social change criteria.

Grant applicants have to demonstrate how their organization, or the program or project for which they are requesting a grant, will contribute to social change for women and girls through one (or more) of these Indicators of Social Change:

1) Shift in Definitions: The issue is defined differently in the community or society.

2) Shift in Engagement: People in the community or larger society are more engaged.

3) Shift in Policies: An institutional, organizational or legislative policy or practice has changed.

4) Current Position Maintained: Past gains have been maintained (in the face of backlash or resistance).

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 156525

Estimated Size of Grant:

The maximum amount awarded is $15,000, with most grants in the range of $7,000–$10,000; for multi-year grants, the maximum is $15,000 a year for up to three years ($45,000).

Term of Contract:

Funding can be requested for up to three years. First time applicants are not eligible for multiyear funding.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Valentine Foundation primarily funds organizations serving the Greater Philadelphia area or that have national impact with a local connection.

The Valentine Foundation does not fund the following:

- Organizations that are not determined to be a tax-exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code
- Scholarships
- Endowments
- Capital campaigns
- International initiatives
- Individuals
- Religious organizations for religious purposes
- Political organizations for political purposes

Pre-proposal Conference:

Two informational calls for applicants will be held on the following dates:

May 10, 2017 10:00 - 11:00 AM
May 23, 2017 6:00 - 7:00 PM

Call in information: 1-866-244-8528
Passcode: 750977

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline for submitting a Letter of Intent is June 30, 2017. In October, the Trustees convene for a two-day meeting to discuss each of the proposals identified for possible funding. The organizations that are selected at this stage of the process will be contacted by a Trustee, given feedback about the request and invited to submit a full proposal by November 3, 2017. The Trustees meet again in November to review the detailed proposals and make the final grant allocations. The grants are mailed by the end of November.

More on eligibility/grantmaking:

Application Procedure:

Application Instructions: See Supporting Documents below.

Application Instructions Video:

Grant forms:

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Register and submit the LOI online:

If you are unable to make either call and have a question, please contact:

Alexandra V.A. Frazier, Executive Director

409 Merion Hill Lane
West Conshohocken PA 19428

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: Pennsylvania: Greater Philadelphia Area