Pennsylvania Abolition Society (PAS) Grants

Grants to Local Pennsylvania Nonprofits to
Improve the Lives of African Americans

GrantWatch ID#: 176833
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

The Philadelphia Foundation - Pennsylvania Abolition Society Fund


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Grants ranging from $500 to $2,000 to Pennsylvania nonprofit organizations to improve the lives of African Americans living in the funding source's service area*. Funding will be provided for the following types of projects and activities (note that this list is not exhaustive):

- Preserving African American monuments,
- Exposing children to multicultural opportunities,
- Fighting housing discrimination,
- Promoting multicultural arts,
- Projects confronting racism,
- Offering recognition awards,
- Providing scholarships for persons of African American descent in seeking higher education, and
- Improving the quality of race relations in Pennsylvania.

*For the purposes of these grants, the service area includes Bucks, Delaware, Chester, Montgomery, and Philadelphia Counties.

Typically, these grants range in size from $500 to $2,000, although some grants have been higher.

501(c)(3) nonprofits that work to improve conditions of African Americans throughout Pennsylvania, particularly in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia Counties are eligible.

The Society does not accept funding requests:

- From individuals
- For endowment appeals
- For awards to the same institution in consecutive years (with rare exceptions for unusual circumstances).

Applicants must submit:

- Letter of application indicating that you are applying for the Pennsylvania Abolition Society Fund at the Philadelphia Foundation
- Description of project or program to be funded and the desired amount (may be included in letter of application)
- Application summary sheet
- Background summary information about the organization and program
- Copy of IRS 501(c)(3) determination letter

Download the Application Summary Sheet from the Supporting Documents section below.

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

Mail your application to:

The Pennsylvania Abolition Society Fund
c/o The Philadelphia Foundation
1234 Market Street, Suite 1800
Philadelphia PA 19107

Bucks, Delaware, Chester, Montgomery, and Philadelphia Counties

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