Philanthropitch Philadelphia 2022 will be hosted on September 20, 2022

Philanthropitch’s signature pitch competition program provides nonprofit organizations with knowledge, collaboration, and capital to scale their impact. Competition finalists receive 1:1 coaching and educational workshops as part of Philanthropitch’s intensive training program. The Philanthropitch program culminates in a live pitch event where finalists have the opportunity to receive funding and exposure to new donors, supporters, and mentors that will support their impact efforts well beyond the competition. Past supporters have included Google, TD Bank, H-E-B, and Hulu.

Our mission is to provide knowledge, collaboration, capital and exposure for innovative nonprofits to scale impact.

Philanthropitch was founded in 2013 as an internal, community engagement program at BuildASign, a startup in Austin, Texas. Philanthropitch has since launched into a national nonprofit platform, supporting over 135 nonprofits and facilitating over $2 million in donations. We are proud to work alongside nonprofit organizations, corporations, foundations, and business leaders in Austin, San Antonio, Columbus, and Philadelphia to create sustainable and scalable impact.

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 ∫ Presser Foundation  ∫  Aura Cacia Positive Change Project  ∫  GKV Foundation  ∫ An Environmental Trust

Presser Foundation
Deadline: September 15, 2022

The Presser Foundation accepts applications to the Special Projects grant program annually. Special Project grants will be given to music organizations for:

  • Pilot programs and first-time collaborations between existing music organizations and other artistic organizations (the music organization must be the applicant and grant recipient);
  • Significant anniversary celebrations of an organization and not of organizational personnel (must be a quarter century milestone – 25, 50, 75 years, etc.);
  • Initial grant funding for newly established music organizations (within 3 years); and
  • Efforts that the Trustees of the Foundation may encourage or initiate through a request for proposals to the field or to specific organizations (consistent with the Foundation’s Conflict of Interest Policy).**

**Given the environment of uncertainty, the Special Projects Committee is open to considering creative proposals supporting music programming efforts which can be realized during this current fiscal year.


  • Non-profit, 501(c)(3) music organizations include: music performance, music presenting or music education organizations (pre-collegiate).
  • Pre-collegiate music education organizations include after school music programs, community music schools, music preparatory divisions and youth instrumental and vocal programs.
  • The size and scope of the organization is considered when proposals are reviewed.
  • Organizations that are in Pennsylvania (including Harrisburg), New Jersey, Delaware or Maryland and are within a 75-mile radius of Philadelphia are eligible to apply.
  • Organizations in the New York and Baltimore metropolitan areas will not be considered for funding.

Aura Cacia Positive Change Project
Deadline: September 30, 2022

The Aura Cacia Positive Change Project provides support to organizations in the U.S. and Canada that are committed to helping women and girls facing difficult life situations make transformational improvements in their lives. Support is provided for projects focused on equipping women and girls with the resources to further their commitment to achieve their full potential. To receive funding, a program must provide resources and services directly to women and girls who face substantial barriers to sustaining their commitment to positive change; enable disadvantaged women and girls to become more stable and self-sufficient; employ strategies to help women and girls live healthfully and purposefully; reinforce positive self-image, self-respect, and self-confidence in women and girls; or create opportunities for women to drive curriculum or programming that can be applied to program development and mentoring other women. Nonprofit organizations or grassroots groups serving women and girls in the U.S. and Canada may apply. The application deadline is September 30, 2022. Visit the Aura Cacia website to download the Positive Change Project guidelines and access the online application.

GKV Foundation
September 30, 2022

The GKV Foundation makes grants for arts education initiatives. The Foundation believes that smartly guided exposure to the arts will positively impact an individual’s intellectual and social skills and ultimately contribute to improving our global home.
They want to encourage and will take a chance on new, yet-to-be-tested initiatives based on a broad range of artistic expressions.
The submission process is a two-step process. The first step is to submit a letter of interest. If the letter of interest appears to match the Foundation’s interest and criteria, they will invite a grant proposal.
  • The applicant is a certified 501(c)(3) with a board in full compliance with the IRS;
  • Parent organization will have been active for at least five years at the time of the award;
  • Its annual operating budget big enough to manage a new, sustainable project yet small enough for a minimum grant of $25,000-50,000 to make a significant difference.
  • From September 27 (9:00 am) through September 30 (midnight):  Window during which GKV will accept the first 100 Letters of Interest for 2023 Grants (see tab “Letters of Interest” for details). Any received outside this window will not be considered.
  • October  1 – 31: Eligible Letters of Interest reviewed;
  • November 1:  8-10 eligible LOIs invited to submit full proposals;
  • November 15:  Grant proposals due;
  • November 15 – December 1: Grant proposals evaluated and Awardees selected;
  • December 1-31, 2021: Grant acceptance letters sent out, signed by Grantees, and returned to GKV;
  • January 1 – February 1, 2022: Grants awarded (by Awardee request some monies may be given at a later date).

An Environmental Trust
September 30, 2022

An Environmental Trust makes grants to organizations working for the protection and enhancement of the environment. Grant making is focuses in Maine, New Hampshire, Colorado, and Pennsylvania.
The foundation’s mission is to preserve natural habitat, restore contaminated environments, reduce the impact of everyday environmental strains, and educate the public on prevention, protection and the preservation of our delicate resources in the geographic locations where their board members reside.
Types of support include annual campaigns, building and renovation, capital campaigns, endowments, equipment, program development, research, and seed funding.
Interested applicants should first submit a letter of inquiry and request an application and guidelines. The board meets quarterly. The application deadline is September 30, annually. The foundation does not have a website at this time. 
Rebecca A. Ramsey
P.O. Box 4185
Washington, PA 15301