It's only April, but over $71.3M has been granted to local organizations in 2016 - Generocity Philly

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Apr. 11, 2016 12:53 pm

It’s only April, but over $71.3M has been granted to local organizations in 2016

Homelessness and education are Philly's two top-funded issue areas.

A city in need.

(Photo by Julie Zeglen)

Philly has more than its fair share of social issues, but which are receiving the most grant dollars?

Efforts to alleviate homelessness and boost education in the Philadelphia area are a top priority for funders so far this year, according to a list we compiled of public and philanthropic grants made to Philadelphia-area organizations and services since January of this year — a total of at least $71,306,000.

We broke the list into six issue areas: homelessness, education, arts and culture, health, civics and community development. Here are three key takeaways:

  • Education programming has seen the highest volume of grant activity.
  • So far, community development is the least-funded issue area.
  • The largest grants have come from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, William Penn Foundation and Pew Charitable Trusts (plus late philanthropist Daniel W. Dietrich).

Pew and the Spruce Foundation have launched multi-issue grant initiatives funding multiple organizations this year (Pew granted $8.5 million to organizations fighting childhood poverty over three years and Spruce granted $20,000 to four local nonprofits) and those grants have been split up and categorized.

Know of any grants we missed? Send us an email at philly@generocity.org.

Homelessness ($28,000,000)

Education ($19,494,000)

Arts and Culture ($16,860,000)

Health ($5,539,000)

  • Spruce granted $5,000 to Greener Partners.
  • Twelve prevention and intervention organizations received $2,278,000 from Pew.
  • Pew also granted $1,856,000 to nine behavioral health organizations.
  • University of Pennsylvania‘s Prevention Research Center received a $1,400,000 grant from the Center for Disease Control for their work in Philadelphia’s Promise Zone.

Civics  ($938,000)

Community Development ($475,000)

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