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Pennsylvania Abolition Society (PAS) Grants

Grants to Pennsylvania Nonprofits to
Improve the Lives of African Americans

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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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 throughout the State, in particular, within Philadelphia, Montgomery, Delaware, Chester, and Bucks counties. Funding will be provided for the following types of projects and activities:

- 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.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 176833

Estimated Size of Grant:

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

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

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

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).

Pre-Application Information:

Application Due Date: January 7, 2019

Contact Information:

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Pennsylvania: Bucks, Delaware, Chester, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties