East Mount Airy Neighbors Grants

The Philadelphia Foundation

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Grant amount: US $5,000 - US $100,000

Next anticipated deadline: Mar 21, 2020 3:00pm PDT (Letter of inquiry)

Later anticipated deadlines: May 3, 2020 2:00pm PDT (Full proposal)

Applicant type: Nonprofit College / University Elementary / Secondary School

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, General Operating Expense, Project / Program

Location of project: Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania

Location of residency: United States

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About this funder:



The East Mount Airy Neighbors (EMAN) Community Fund strategically supports nonprofits located in or serving East Mount Airy that are actively providing innovative and sustainable programs to improve the health, welfare and quality of life for Northwest Philadelphia communities.

Applicants can submit up to three ideas, representing their own ideas, and/or involving other community initiatives for which they will act as the fiscal agent. The EMAN Community Fund strongly encourages collaboration between established and grassroots community groups.

The Fund supports work in four priority areas:
  • Aging
  • Building Community
  • Children and Youth
  • Mental Health/Mental Retardation
The EMAN Community Fund’s grant priority is for the area represented by EMAN (bounded by Stenton Avenue, Washington Lane, Germantown Avenue and Cresheim Valley Drive).

Types of Projects Funded
The fund will support work in four priority areas: aging, building community, children and youth, and mental health and intellectual disabilities.

One-year or two-year programs or General Operating Support (GOS grants will be under 20% of the recipient’s operating budget).

The Fund also will consider applications for equipment, furnishings and limited renovations.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Funding will support nonprofits pursuing an innovative community idea or important solution that addresses the needs of East Mt. Airy.
  • Requirements:
    • Operating budget under $4 million
    • 501c3 status (or those with a fiscal sponsor who has 501c3 status)
    • One year of financial data
  • For nonprofits serving this community: Northwest Philadelphia
  • At least 75% of program clients must live in Northwest Philadelphia, with a minimum of 25% of the program clients living in the East Mt. Airy Neighborhood.


  • Priority given to: Organizations located in or serving the EMAN neighborhood (bounded by Stenton Avenue, Washington Lane, Germantown Avenue and Cresheim Valley Drive).


  • Ineligible Expenses:
    • Grants to individuals;
    • Sectarian religious activities;
    • Debt reduction;
    • Loans;
    • Fellowships; 
    • Capital campaigns;
    • Proprietary enterprises;
    • Political lobbying; or
    • Regranting.