COVID-19 Emergency Response grants

Several local funders have either created new, emergency funds, or have re-directed current grants to address immediate needs.  We will update this list as new sources are available.

Foundation Directory Online (free online grants search)

GrantsSpace Informational list (general list of numerous grant resources)


Barra Foundation

Dunkin’Joy Covid-19 Emergency Grants

Foundations Community Partnership

MontCoPA Covid-19 Response Fund

Provident Bank Foundation Covid-19 Emergency Response grants

United Way of Bucks County Covid-19 Recovery Fund

COVID-19 Arts Aid PHL

Seybert Foundation |  Joseph Robert Foundation | Hamilton Family Foundation | Sanofi Genzyme | Donald B. and Dorothy L. Stabler Foundation|

Seybert Foundation
Deadline: May 15, 2020

The Seybert Foundation will begin accepting applications for Core Grants on March 25.

The Foundation supports organizations working to improve the quality of life for disadvantaged children and youth in the City of Philadelphia.  Grants are made in the form of General Operating Support to those organizations whose missions align with that of the Foundation.

The Foundation welcomes grant applications from those organizations that meet its criteria for giving:

  • Applicant organization is registered with the IRS as 501c3 tax exempt
  • Applicant organization’s primary mission is to serve disadvantaged children and youth in the City of Philadelphia
  • Applicant organization’s annual operating budget does not exceed $1.5 million
  • Applicant organization is NOT a school, whether public, alternative, charter, parochial or independent.

While the focus of giving is on grants to support youth programs; funding is made for those programs in a wide range of areas including art, health, animal assisted therapy, sports-related activities, etc. There is a list of prior grantees on the website for review.

Joseph Robert  Foundation
Deadline: April 30, 2020

The Joseph Robert Foundation makes grants in the following focus areas:

–Program, project, or general operating support to non-profit organizations that promote/conduct innovative, experimental, community and/or public art programming, primarily in the visual arts.
–Exhibitions that provide opportunities for emerging or under-recognized artists.
–Interdisciplinary or collaborative programming that includes a visual arts component

Animal Welfare
–Program support and general operating support to animal welfare organizations, including, but not limited to, no-kill shelters, sanctuaries, wildlife rehabilitation centers, animal adoption centers, and animal protection organizations.

Environment and Sustainable Resources Management
–Program, research, training and education, and general operating support to environmental organizations that promote sustainable resources management and innovative solutions to environmental problems.
–Programs and projects that work to protect the environment by addressing climate change, pollution, and the use of land and water resources.
–Community-based educational environmental initiatives, as well as community-based projects that enhance the quality of urban life through the development of parks and other environmental endeavors.

The Foundation makes general operating grants and/or program/project grants.
Funding is focused in the mid-Atlantic region of the United States.
The first step is to submit a Letter of Interest. Deadlines for Letters of Interest are April 30 and October 30

Hamilton Family Foundation
Deadline: May 1, 2020

The Hamilton Family Foundation is a small private family foundation that provides financial support primarily in the area of education, specifically literacy-based educational programs in underserved Philadelphia area schools.

Believing that the development of fundamental reading and writing skills is essential to the future success of children, the foundation considers requests from nonprofits who provide robust, data-driven, in-school, after-school, and summer literacy enrichment programming. The foundation provides funding for projects serving children and youth in grades kindergarten through grade 12 in Philadelphia, Chester, Montgomery, Delaware, and Camden Counties.

The foundation generally supports programs that benefit economically underserved youth and groups or classes that have over 70 percent of participants eligible for free or reduced rate lunch in schools.

Applications are accepted only via the foundation’s online system, and are due by midnight on the deadline dates.

Sanofi Genzyme
Deadline: May 15, 2020

Sanofi Genzyme accepts applications to the Community Relations program on a quarterly basis.  Contributions are made to non-profit organizations focused on science education, access to health care, and other community needs, specifically in areas of the U.S. where Sanofi Genzyme has a business presence.

Previous grants made have included:

  • Cambridge School Volunteers – Support for the Reading Buddies Program, in which company employees participate by reading one-on-one to first and second grade students throughout the school year.
  • MetroWest Free Medical Program – Opportunities for low-income, uninsured women to access health care services.
  • West End House Boys and Girls Club – Support for the annual fundraising event that raises vital money to ensure year-round programs focused on academic support and college preparation, leadership and life skills, visual and performing arts, and fitness and nutrition.
  • Science Club for Girls – Support which assisted the organization in developing and hosting Science Clubs in new communities throughout the Boston area.
  • Boston HealthCare For the Homeless Program Inc. – Funding provided basic essential items to homeless and extremely low-income individuals who use their health services.

Quarterly deadline dates are February 15, May 15, August 15, and November 15. Be sure to apply well in advance of your funding needs, as the review process can take anywhere from 8 to 16 weeks.

Donald B. and Dorothy L. Stabler Foundation
Deadline: May 21, 2020

The Donald B. and Dorothy L. Stabler Foundation was established by Mr. and Mrs. Stabler in 1966 exclusively for charitable, religious, scientific, literary, or educational purposes.

The Foundation makes grants to educational institutions, parochial or church related schools that are not operated or controlled by the government, and nonprofit hospitals or medical facilities that are not operated or controlled by the government.

The Foundation also makes grants to private organizations and institutions that provide services and/or assistance to persons who are mentally, physically or developmentally impaired or disabled, persons suffering from drug or alcohol abuse, the aged, and the poor, as well as to religious institutions and social service organizations that seek to preserve and instill traditional moral and ethical values, respect for the family, concern for others, self-reliance and a productive life.

Generally, grants are only made to 501(c)(3) organizations and institutions that are located, or provide their primary services, in Central or Eastern Pennsylvania.

2020 Meetings

February 6, 2020 (cutoff for receipt is January 9, 2020)

May 21, 2020 (cutoff for receipt is April 23, 2020)

August 20, 2020 (cutoff for receipt is July 23, 2020)

November 19, 2020 (cutoff for receipt is October 22, 2020)

All grant applications must be received at least four weeks prior to the meeting date at which you would like it to be reviewed.