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Impact100 Philadelphia’s goal is to provide high-impact grants that reach under-served populations, raise the profile of lesser-known nonprofits, and highlight unmet needs in the region. Through grant-making, we invest in grantees, partner with them, pay attention to their concerns, become familiar with their programs and services, and the communities they serve. In return, grantees assure us that our process inspires them to think bigger and more strategically about the work they do.

Browse through this section to see the range of organizations funded since 2009.  The tabs above allow for filter by Year and Focus Area.

We congratulate the 70 organizations invited to submit a full proposal in 2020 and the 36 that reached the highest level of review.



  • Urban Tree Connection
  • Year of Award:

    2012

  • Project Focus:

    General Operating

  • Grant Award:

    $10,500

  • Details:

    The Urban Tree Connection (UTC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit community-based organization that works with residents in Philadelphia’s historically marginalized urban communities to transform abandoned open spaces into safe and functional places that inspire and promote positive human interaction. They work with residents of West Philadelphia’s Haddington neighborhood to develop community-driven greening and gardening projects on vacant land. Through land reclamation they’re able to foster community leadership of all ages to build healthy sustainable communities.  Over the past 15 years, UTC has partnered with Haddington residents to redevelop 29 vacant lots, totaling more than 86,000 square feet of land, including a fully functional ¾ urban farm. They repurpose these spaces for communal growing, gathering and education that foster deep community relations and empowerment.

  • West Philadelphia Alliance for Children (WePAC)
  • Year of Award:

    2011

  • Project Focus:

    Education

  • Grant Award:

    $100,000

  • Details:

    West Philadelphia Alliance for Children (WePAC)  received a $100,000 grant for its Open Books Open Minds Program.  They provide public elementary school children in West Philadelphia with library and literacy enrichment activities to help prepare them for school success and places volunteers in classrooms to work with individual students on reading and writing skills.  WePAC’s Open Books Open Minds program identified that nearly 8,000 children in West Philadelphia’s public elementary schools had no, or limited, library access.  The project funding supported renovating and re-opening school libraries and staffing them with  trained volunteers.

  • Philadelphia Interfaith Hospitality Network
  • Year of Award:

    2011

  • Project Focus:

    General Operating

  • Grant Award:

    $20,000

  • Details:

    Since their founding in 1991, Philadelphia Interfaith Hospitality Network (PIHN) has moved 325 families—910 individuals— from homelessness to stability.  The PIHN program provides assessment and referrals, emergency housing, supportive service, and transitional housing. Equipped with new skills and relationships, 92% of their families do not return to shelter programs after their PIHN experience.  PIHN offers a safe and child-friendly alternative to more chaotic public shelter settings, allowing families to remain intact. Because they are small, they accommodate intact couples, single father households, adolescent boys, as well as single women with children. They have a strong emphasis on taking a holistic approach to rebuilding from homelessness.