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Grants to Pennsylvania and New Jersey Nonprofits in Eligible Areas for Arts Programs that Benefit Local Youth

Forman Family Fund Grants


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Funding Source
Nessa Forman, David Forman, Eleanor and Solomon Forman Family Fund
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Geographic Focus
USA: New Jersey: Burlington and Camden CountiesPennsylvania: Greater Philadelphia area

Important Dates
Deadline: 09/11/23 11:59 PM EDT Save

Grant Description
Grants of up to $40,000 to Pennsylvania and New Jersey nonprofit organizations in eligible areas for arts education programs that benefit local youth. Funding is intended to assist organizations that serve young people ages 11 to 18 and offer in-school or out-of-school-time programs in photography, written arts, architectural drawing, and architecture. Eligible applicants are located in the Greater Philadelphia area, including Burlington and Camden counties in New Jersey.

Program requirements:

  • Be open to all young people ages 11 to 18
  • Be curriculum-based
  • Be offered for a minimum of one semester, with preference being given for year-long programs
  • Be focused on written arts or on the specific visual arts of photography, architecture, or architectural drawing.

Allowable Expenses:

  • Participants' transportation
  • Meals
  • Field trips
  • Program staff time
  • Materials and supplies
  • Other direct program expenses
  • Indirect expenses up to 15% of total grant amount 


Additional Eligibility Criteria
Applicants to the Forman Family Fund will fit under the following criteria for eligibility:
• The organization is located in and/or serves constituents within the five-county Philadelphia region.
• The organization has been certified as tax exempt under section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code; or is collaborating with an experienced fiscal sponsor with a 501(c) (3) IRS exemption
• If the organization is a religious institution, it may only apply for nonsectarian activities
• The organization has adopted a nondiscrimination policy including race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, or any other legally protected characteristics.
• Program must have been operating for at least two years with a proven track record.

Private foundations are not eligible.

Pre-Application Information
- Applications are due by September 11, 2023, at 11:59 PM.
- Grant announcements made by Friday, October 20, 2023

Applicants can expect to hear from the Philadelphia Foundation within a month of when they begin to process applications.


Number of Grants
Up to 10 grants

Estimated Size of Grant
The maximum grant amount will be $40,000.

Grant awards may not be more than 10% of the applicant's operating budget and must be used for expenses not yet incurred.

Term of Contract
Program must be offered for a minimum of one semester, with preference being given for year-long programs.

Any school or organization receiving a grant may be eligible to receive support for consecutive years, especially where more than one year of support will allow young people to further advance in either the visual or written arts as defined by grant guidelines. Such additional support is conditional on both a report for the prior grant being received and a new application submitted.

Contact Information
Determine eligibility and apply:

Direct questions to

The Philadelphia Foundation
Forman Family Fund
1835 Market Street, Suite 2410
Philadelphia, PA 19103-2968
Phone: 215-563-6417

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