About The Foundation


The Philadelphia Foundation has been committed to improving the quality of life in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties since 1918.

What We Do

We make Southeastern Pennsylvania better by:

  • Building philanthropic resources
  • Managing those resources well
  • Distributing those resources effectively.

Our grants and scholarships improve the quality of life for all.

Those who establish funds with us receive:

  • Growth of their philanthropic dollars through investment
  • Superior tax benefits
  • Expert knowledge of nonprofits effectively addressing needs
  • Enduring impact.

One of the oldest community foundations in the United States, we meet the nation’s highest philanthropic standards for operational quality, integrity and accountability.

Learn more about our work.
Meet Our Board.
Meet Our Leadership and Staff.

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Visiting Us

Our Location

We’re in Center City Philadelphia: 1234 Market Street, Suite 1800, Philadelphia PA 19107.

Parking is available next door at the Loews Hotel or in nearby public lots. You can enter our building directly from the 13th Street stop of SEPTA’s Elevated Line.


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Office Hours

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding major holidays.

Our History, Mission and Values

Learn more about what we’ve accomplished and the principles that guide our work. More>

FAQs and Publications

Additional information about us can be found in:

Annual Report & Financials

Our Annual Report to the community shares updates on our financial status, grants made and contributions received.

Learn more about investment management of our philanthropic funds.

To contact a staff member,
please call 215-563-6417, consult our staff directory or email us

Contact Us

1234 Market Street, Suite 1800 | Philadelphia, PA 19107 | Directions

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1234 Market Street, Suite 1800
Philadelphia, PA 19107


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