The 24 new funds established at The Philadelphia Foundation (TPF) in 2016 illustrate the vision and generosity of those who created them, along with the breadth of possible philanthropic impact available through TPF.

The new funds join more than 900 total funds established at TPF to benefit Greater Philadelphia and beyond. Almost half — 48% ­— of the new funds are endowed, meaning they will support grants and scholarships forever.

TPF applauds and thanks those who have entrusted us with being their philanthropic partners!

Fund Type
Fund name
Purpose

Fund name, purpose, and type

Unrestricted

The Philadelphia Foundation Annual Fund

To support initiatives by The Philadelphia Foundation

Donor Advised

Anonymous Fund 2

General Charitable Purposes

Donor Advised

Our Best Friend's Charitable Fund

General Charitable Purposes

Donor Advised

The Cosmopolitan Club of Philadelphia Giving Circle

To improve the quality of life for women and children, and to demonstrate the power of collective philanthropy to make a greater impact for positive change

Designated

The Ever After Fund

To support 15 feline-focused organizations

Donor Advised

The Ferola Family Fund

General Charitable Purposes

Scholarship

The Fynes Family Fund

To support disadvantaged Philadelphia children

Org. Endowment

The German Society of Pennsylvania Horner Memorial Library Fund

To support the Horner Memorial Library of The German Society of Pennsylvania, and its contents

Org. Endowment

The Thomas K. Gilhool Disability Rights Center Fund

To support the organization

Scholarship

The Willliam C. Green Legacy Scholarship

To provide scholarships to African America-Diaspora students committed to implementing programs and projects highlighting Black contributions to world history and culture

Donor Advised

The Dana Jones Art Therapy Funds

General Charitable Purpose

Donor Advised

The Jane Isaacs Lowe and Edward Speedling Family Fund

General Charitable Purpose

Scholarship

The Mount Zion Aspirational Scholarship Fund

For college scholarships for a deserving Mt. Zion Baptist Church member or for a student who lives within the church's direct service area (zip code 19143) who is a member of a historically under-served population

Donor Advised

The Libby Newman Legacy Residency Award Fund

To support a residency program for Philadelphia-area visual artists at the Brandywine Workshop

Donor Advised

The PSR Endowment Fund

For the support of Physicians for Social Responsibility

Donor Advised

The Producers Fund

To suport nonprofit theatre companies that develop and produce new works of theatre for which a woman is the playwright and/or director

Donor Advised

The Reese Family Fund

For nonprofits improving the lives of residents of Burlington, Camden, Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem counties in New Jersey and Sussex County in Delaware

Donor Advised

The Rodin Family Charitable Fund

To support Philadelphia, national and international nonprofits fighting homelessness and improving educational and vocational opportunities for the under-served, and for Jewish organizations exemplifying egalitarian and progressive values

Scholarship

The Estelle Anne Smith Memorial Fund

To provide scholarships for members of Salem Baptist Church attending Spelman College

Designated

South Wind Fund

General Charitable Purposes

Donor Advised

The Schoenbach Tobey Fund

To support nonprofits providing outreach in education and the arts

Field of Interest

The Vert Field of Interest Fund

To support families and children, and for The Philadelphia Foundation's unrestricted use

Scholarship

The Frederick Douglas & Carole Claytor Weathers Scholarship Fund

For scholarships for students living with the challenges of dialysis treatments

Donor Advised

The Women For Social Innovation Fund

To award a Turning Point Prize for an emerging social innovation project with the potential to solve a seemingly intractable problem affecting Greater Philadelphia women, girls and families