Remember back in March when we told you how the Philadelphia Foundation was marking its centennial year by distributing $1M in funding to regional nonprofits selected by a public vote? Well, it’s here — the time to vote is now.
Fifteen deserving nonprofits are Key to Community grant contenders, and you can cast one ballot per day for them, through July 26. Nine grants will be awarded —three first-place $200,000 grants, three second-place $100,000 grants and three third-place $33,000 grants — across three categories:
- Economic Prosperity grants will fund programs that aim to enhance paths to financial stability and success, especially for those in low- to moderate-income communities.
- The Opportunity Divide grants will fund programs that improve equal access to the advantages of technology and digital skills that propel economic mobility.
- Community and Civic Engagement grants will fund programs that aim to widen participation and community connections and increase equity in the region.
There are five contenders in each category, and some of the organizations vying for the grants are making their case for your vote on Twitter:
Today is the day! Vote for our initiative, "High Earnings," every day through 7/26 at https://t.co/BiDzFpdUZR. Winning this grant would allow us to expand the highly successful ZipCode partnership to our Philadelphia students! #PhilaFound100 #YearUp #YearUpGP pic.twitter.com/ne1xeRIQXA
— YearUp Greater Phila (@YearUpGP) July 8, 2019
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Longtime followers know how much #CareerWardrobe means to me. This is a chance for them to win A LOT of $$ to help the unemployed & underemployed get back on their feet. There are also other very worthy #Philly non-profits in the running. #votewardrobe #key2hope #philafound100 https://t.co/4zU2uhq4Ax
— Trang Do (@TrangDoCBS3) July 8, 2019
Help us win a $200K grant from @PhilaFound by voting for our initiative – Culinary Training & Life Skills (Philabundance Community Kitchen)! Vote daily through 7/26 so we can make an even greater difference in the Greater #Philly Region. #PhilaFound100 https://t.co/dNd5sTZqCt pic.twitter.com/CCQNvFbc23
— Philabundance (@Philabundance) July 9, 2019
Can you help @TechGirlzorg inspire MORE girls to explore the possibilities of technology? Help them win the @PhilaFound grant! Vote for Crush Cultural Bias in the Opportunity Divide category at https://t.co/GXcxKv3i3E #girlsintech #girlsinSTEM #PhilaFound100 #womenintech pic.twitter.com/2Y4Plcm4m6
— Bobbie Carlton (@BobbieC) July 9, 2019
Greater #Philly Area, We need your vote to win a $200K grant!. @PhilaFound is giving out $1 million in 9 grants to celebrate #PhilaFound100. Vote for our idea, Youth+Tech+Healing+Biz = Opportunity, daily through July 26th! #PhilaFound100 https://t.co/wv8SiegG5i pic.twitter.com/YIXpzziWjK
— Hopeworks Camden (@hopeworkscamden) July 8, 2019
“This is a wonderful opportunity to bring together the entire Greater Philadelphia region to vote for inspiring initiatives that are based around building stronger communities,” said Pedro Ramos, president and CEO of the Philadelphia Foundation. “It’s also a chance for the public at large to learn more about the nonprofits that are moving our communities forward with innovative solutions. We encourage everyone to vote and tell their networks to vote.”
Voting will be limited to one ballot cast from any given IP or email address per day in each of the three categories.
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