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COVID-19 Philanthropic Response Funds for Greater Philadelphia

COVID Resources

PHL COVID-19 Fund: The Frontline Fund for Greater Philadelphia #PHLCOVID19FUND | @phlcovid19fund

PHL COVID-19 Fund PartnersLaunched on March 19, the PHL COVID-19 Fund brings together a diverse coalition of philanthropy, government and business partners to create a regional rapid response fund that complements the work of regional public health officials and expands local capacity to address the effects of this national emergency on our region as efficiently and effectively as possible. The Fund is a joint venture between Philadelphia Foundation and United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey (UWGPSNJ).


Additional Regional COVID-19 Rapid Response Funds

Arts, Culture & Humanities

PHC Cares Emergency Relief Fund hosted by the Pennsylvania Humanities Council - applications open June 1-15, 2020.  *NEW

COVID-19 Arts Aid PHL - a partnership of the City of Philadelphia’s Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy (OACCE), the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance and the Philadelphia Cultural Fund.

NOW OPEN: Applications for mid-sized organizations with annual budgets between $250,000 and $15 million. Deadline June 5, 2020 at 5:00 PM.  Note: Applications for individual artists and small organizations is now closed.

Theatre Philadelphia Emergency Relief supported by CHG Charitable Trust, the June and Steve Wolfson Family Foundation, and the Victory Foundation

Emergency Gap Fund for Philly’s Black Working Artists at the Village of Arts and Humanities

Immigrant and Refugee Assistance

Immigrant Relief Fund hosted by HAIS Pennsylvania

PA Immigrant Relief Fund hosted by PA is Ready!

Community Fund for Immigrant Wellness - hosted by Scattergood Foundation

"We're in this Together" Fund hosted by Nationalities Service Center


Philadelphia COVID-19 Community Information Fund - a collaboration of the Independence Public Media Foundation, The Lenfest Institute for Journalism, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, and The Knight-Lenfest Local News Transformation Fund

Solidarity Fund for COVID-19 Organizing at the Bread and Roses Community Fund in partnership with the Samuel S. Fels Fund, Independence Public Media Foundation, and the Alfred and Mary Douty Foundation

Rapid Response General Operating Fund at WOMEN'S WAY


Bucks County

Bucks County COVID-19 Recovery Fund at United Way of Bucks County

COVID-19 Response Grants provided by Foundations Community Partnership

Chester County*

Chester County COVID-19 Response Fund at United Way of Chester County

COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund at Chester County Community Foundation

Healthcare and Economic Relief Impact Fund for Greater Coatesville at Brandywine Health Foundation

COVID-19 Relief Fund at Phoenixville Community Health Foundation

*List of COVID-19 Grants Awarded in Chester County compiled by the Chester County Community Foundation. To add to this list, contact Beth Harper Briglia.

Delaware County

Delaware County COVID-19 Response Fund at the Foundation for Delaware County

Montgomery County

The MontCoPA COVID-19 Response Fund at The Montgomery County Foundation, Inc.


Philadelphia Worker Relief Fund hosted by the Mayor's Fund for Philadelphia *NEW

Merchant Relief Fund at The Merchants Fund

Philadelphia COVID-19 Small Business Relief Fund at the City of Philadelphia and PIDC - as of April 15, applications to this fund are closed

Philadelphia Emergency Fund for Stabilization of Early Education (PEFSEE) at Renivestment Fund, supported by William Penn Foundation and Vanguard

COVID-19 Emergency Fund at the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia

Jump-Start Philly Schools Fund at Philadelphia School Partnership

Step Up to the Plate - a collaboration of Broad Street Ministry, Project HOME and Prevention Point Philadelphia

Southern New Jersey

South Jersey COVID-19 Response Fund at the Community Foundation of South Jersey

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