EIN 23-1581832

Philadelphia Foundation (PF)

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Philadelphia Foundation is the community foundation that serves the Greater Philadelphia community. It is one of the oldest and largest community foundations in the United States.
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Program areas at PF

See schedule o.1. Civic leadership: we lead and participate in civic and philanthropic partnerships with regional and national funders as well as organizations locally and throughout The state. These relationships bring people together to discuss The common good, amplify The voices of those in need, highlight effective solutions and galvanize collaborative action with The business, education and government sectors to strengthen The community. 2. Grantmaking and programs: we deploy philanthropic dollars to The community in The form of grants, scholarships and programs, adhering to The direction and/or discretion entrusted to us by our donors. Discretionary grants address broad community concerns and opportunities, with an emphasis on vulnerable populations and The infrastructure and leadership of organizations that serve them. Most discretionary grants are in The form of unrestricted general operating support. 3. Engaged philanthropy: we serve as The vehicle for philanthropic giving in The community, offering several types of lifetime and legacy giving for individuals, nonprofits, corporations, foundations and professional advisors. We partner with community members on their customized strategic giving plans. Programs to inspire community support include an art gallery, site visits and presentations highlighting effective nonprofits. The Philadelphia Foundation addressed urgent needs across The greater Philadelphia region in 2021, making over $75m in grants from its funds and those of its supporting organizations. The organization continued to serve as a key civic leader in developing and implementing partnership initiatives to advance racial equity; provided rapid relief to communities impacted by hurricane ida; and fostered regional corporate volunteerism. The Foundation's phl covid-19 fund, which raised and distributed $18.5m during 2020 and 2021, provided several rounds of grants in 2021 to anchor nonprofits serving disproportionately affected populations across The region. The Foundation also successfully completed The transition of a previously private Foundation to an llc under The auspices of The Philadelphia Foundation, preserving The long-term commitment of this endowment to support sustainable, resident led neighborhood development in eastern Pennsylvania, new jersey, and Delaware.

Grants made by PF

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
Vanguard Charitable Endowment ProgramDonor-Advised Funds$17,542,431
University of Pennsylvania (Penn)$799,464 General Operating Support, $127,999 General Operating Support for the Performing Arts, and $32,277 Classical Studies$959,741
Variety ClubLeadership Capacity$875,000
...and 678 more grants made totalling $49,113,785

Who funds Philadelphia Foundation (PF)

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Society Hill Playhouse Center for the Performing ArtsCharity Donation$3,178,321
Wyncote FoundationSupport for Community Foundation Donor Advised Fund$1,790,000
Forman Arts InitiativeCreation of the Art Works Fund. the Purpose of the Fund Is To Provide Funds for Creativity, Culture and Arts Organizations and Artists Working in the Community$685,000
...and 49 more grants received totalling $8,724,921

Personnel at PF

Pedro A RamosPresident and Chief Executive Officer$385,346
Orlando C. EspositoChief Financial Officer$201,289
Nell BoothChief of Staff$104,956
Lois Gabin-LegatoVice President of Institutional Advancement and Chief Advancement Officer$213,459
Diane MelleyExecutive Director and Senior Advisor$106,214
...and 17 more key personnel

Financials for PF

RevenuesFYE 12/2021
Total grants, contributions, etc.$31,999,041
Program services$778,481
Investment income and dividends$11,964,670
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$156,918
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$27,785,538
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$72,684,648

Form 990s for PF

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2020-122021-11-14990View PDF
2019-122021-08-09990View PDF
2018-122020-02-03990View PDF
2017-122019-02-21990View PDF
2016-122017-12-22990View PDF
...and 7 more Form 990s

Organizations like PF

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East Tennessee Foundation (ETF)Knoxville, TN$23,055,951
The Rhode Island FoundationProvidence, RI$194,702,159
New Hampshire Charitable FoundationConcord, NH$131,178,906
San Antonio Area FoundationSan Antonio, TX$192,937,536
Maine Community FoundationEllsworth, ME$98,048,575
Communities Foundation of TexasDallas, TX$274,423,452
Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo (CFGB)Buffalo, NY$143,802,626
San Francisco Foundation (TSFF)San Francisco, CA$297,436,709
The Cleveland FoundationCleveland, OH$179,374,020
Data update history
May 30, 2023
Updated personnel
Identified 2 new personnel
May 22, 2023
Used new vendors
Identified 4 new vendors, including , , , and
May 17, 2023
Used new vendors
Identified 2 new vendors, including , and
May 7, 2023
Received grants
Identified 1 new grant, including a grant for $54,409 from The Blackbaud Giving Fund
October 10, 2022
Updated personnel
Identified 1 new personnel
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Grantmaking organizationsCommunity foundationsCharities
EducationCommunity improvement
Political advocacyOperates donor advised fundsProvides grantsLobbyingOperates internationallyState / local levelReceives government fundingEndowed supportCommunity engagement / volunteeringProvides scholarshipsTax deductible donations
General information
1835 Market St 2410
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Metro area
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD
Website URL
(215) 563-6417
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IRS details
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Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
T31: Community Foundations
NAICS code, primary
813211: Grantmaking Foundations
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