Philadelphia, Pennsylvania grantees

Lincoln Financial Foundation supports organizations that have an enduring impact on their communities. Grants are awarded by Philadelphia office employees who determine the needs of their region.

Human Services

Our 2017 Philadelphia human services grantees are caring for their communities through these programs. 

  • Adoption Center of Delaware Valley – Adoption Enhancement Services
  • Aid for Friends – Core Program
  • American Red Cross – Red Cross House: The Center for Disaster Recovery
  • Anti-Violence Partnership – Prevention Intervention Initiative
  • Bethesda Project – Staff Effectiveness Training
  • CASA Delaware County – Volunteer Advocacy for Abused and Neglected Children and Youth
  • Center for Grieving Children – Community Grief and Trauma Initiative
  • Food Trust – Healthy Food, Healthy Communities Program
  • Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger – Year-Round Hunger Relief Programs
  • Habitat for Humanity – Critical Home Repairs Program
  • Homeless Advocacy Project – Legal Programs and Services for Homeless People
  • MANNA – Nutrition Services for People with Critical Illnesses
  • Maternity Care Coalition – Providing Basic Needs for New Families
  • Non-Profit Positioning Fund – Improving Capacity, Effectiveness and Financial Health of the Nonprofit Sector
  • Pathways to Housing – No-cost Furniture for People Leaving Shelters
  • People’s Emergency Center – Community Food Cupboard and Healthy Eating Initiative
  • Philadelphia Children’s Alliance – Victim Support for Sexually Abused Children
  • Philadelphia Veterans Multi-Service & Education Center – Drop-in Day Service Program
  • Project H.O.M.E. – Rowan Homes
  • Rebuilding Together Philadelphia – Stabilize and Improve Neighborhood Blocks
  • Resources for Human Development – La Casa Residential Rehabilitation Program 
  • SHARE Food Program – Expanding Access to Healthy, Affordable Food
  • SOWN – Grandfamily Resource Center
  • Support Center for Child Advocates – Child Protection Program
  • Valley Youth House – Supportive Housing Program
  • Women’s Community Revitalization Project – Tenant Support Services
  • Youth Service, Inc. – Turning Point Initiative


2017 Arts grantees

Our 2017 Philadelphia arts grantees are building greater lives in the community with these programs.

  • Arden Theatre Company – Arden for All

  • Art Reach – Access to Arts

  • Astral Artistic Services – Community Classics 

  • Barnes Foundation – Education Program

  • Clay Studio – Claymobile 

  • Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance – Build Capacity in Philadelphia’s Cultural Sector

  • Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts – Educational Programming  

  • Lantern Theatre Company – Illumination Residency 

  • Musicopia – Adopt-A-School and After-School Ensembles

  • Philadelphia Dance Company – Instruction and Training Program

  • Philadelphia Mural Arts Advocates – Arts Education for Youth Program

  • Philadelphia Museum of Art – Education Program

  • Philadelphia Orchestra – School Concert Program 

  • Philadelphia Young Playwrights – Playwriting Education Program 

  • Play On, Philly – POP Academy

  • Rock School for Dance Education – Rock Reach Outreach Program 

  • Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial – Community Partnerships in the Arts 

  • Scribe Video Center – Youth Media Education Program 

  • Taller Puertorriqueno – Art Education Programs 

  • Walnut Street Theatre Corp. – Adopt-a-School Program 

2016 Education grantees

Our 2016 Philadelphia education grantees are creating pathways to high school graduation and post-graduation success.

  • Achieve Now – Strategic Literacy Initiative
  • After-School Activities Partnerships – City-Wide Afterschool Programs
  • Boys and Girls Clubs of Philadelphia – Call to Action Literacy Initiative
  • Breakthrough of Greater Philadelphia –Academic Success Program
  • Children’s Village – School Age Program in Chinatown
  • City Year Greater Philadelphia –Whole School Whole Child Initiative in the G.W. Childs School
  • Common Place – Common Place Scholars
  • Franklin Institute – Education Programs
  • Free Library of Philadelphia – Read By 4th Campaign
  • Mighty Writers – Afterschool Literacy Programs and Writing Workshops
  • Nature Conservancy – Leaders in Environmental Action for the Future (LEAF) Program
  • Need in Deed – Service Learning Programs
  • Philadelphia Academies – All Academy High School Model expansion
  • Philadelphia Education Fund –  College Access
  • Philadelphia Futures – College Retention and Success Programs
  • Philadelphia READS – Mentoring, Book Drives and Summer Reading Programs
  • Philadelphia Youth Network –WorkReady Summer Internship Program
  • Please Touch Museum –ACES  Program 
  • Police Athletic League of Philadelphia –Adopt-a-Center
  • Special Olympics Pennsylvania –  Philadelphia Unified School Strategies
  • Steppingstone Foundation – Academic, Scholar Engrichment and Summer Support Programs  
  • Summer Search – Comprehensive Mentoring, College Access and Success Program  
  • Teach For America –Corps Members in Philadelphia Classrooms  
  • Wagner Free Institute of Science – GeoKids
  • Zoological Society of Philadelphia –  Zoo CREW
2016 Economic and workforce grantees

Our 2016 Philadelphia economic and workforce development grantees are providing adult education, workforce development and programs aimed at improving the local economy.

  • Achievability – Graduate Equivalency and College Degree Completion  
  • The American College – Veteran Outreach and Mentorship 
  • Community Learning Center –Career Pathways for Vulnerable Adults 
  • Congreso – Adult Education and Workplace Success Center
  • Enterprise Center – Food and Culinary Businesses in West Philadelphia  
  • Inglis Foundation – Community Employment Services  
  • Pathways, PA –Veteran Workforce Development Program 
  • Philadelphia VIP – Small Business and Nonprofit Legal Assistance Program
  • Tech Impact – IT Works Program 
  • Travis Manion Foundation – Veteran Transition Workshops
  • University City District – West Philadelphia Skills Initiative
  • Urban League – Career Center


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