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COVID-19 Philanthropic Response Funds for Greater Philadelphia

Regional COVID-19 Response Dashboard

Developed by Philanthropy Network in partnership with the Center for High Impact Philanthropy at the University of Pennsylvania, the regional dashboard is a collaborative effort to track and analyze more than $40 million in grants from 13 shared funds established to address COVID-19 across the region. The dashboard was specifically designed for funders and nonprofits to answer questions about the flow of philanthropic support to address the effects of COVID-19 in Greater Philadelphia, including where grants were directed, who the funds were meant to help, what community needs were being addressed, which organizations received support and where there were gaps in funding.

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2020 COVID-19 Rapid Response Funds


PHL COVID-19 Fund a joint venture between Philadelphia Foundation and United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey (UWGPSNJ)

Community Voices Fund hosted by Independence Public Media Foundation

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

LISC Rapid Relief and Resiliency Fund (national) - Assistance for Black- and minority-owned small business. More on LISC Philadelphia COVID-19 relief and recovery efforts here

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Mid Atlantic Arts Regional Resilience Fund hosted by the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation 

PHC Cares Emergency Relief Fund hosted by the Pennsylvania Humanities Council

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

COVID-19 Cultural and Museum Preservation Grant via the State of Pennsylvania

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

AAPI Communities Relief & Recovery Fund hosted by the Asian Mosaic Fund, established in partnership with Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy, Philadelphia Chapter (AAPIP Philly) - application/grant period closed

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


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

Delco Strong 2 - Nonprofits administered by the Foundation for Delaware County

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

Montgomery County

COVID-19 Relief and Recovery Fund for Social Service and Micro Business at PAHWF hosted by Pottstown Area Health & Wellness Foundation

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


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

Merchant Relief Fund at The Merchants Fund

Philadelphia COVID-19 Small Business Relief Fund at the City of Philadelphia and PIDC

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

Additional COVID-19 funding headlines