East Mount Airy Neighbors Grants

The Philadelphia Foundation

Grant amount: US $5,000 - US $50,000

Next anticipated deadline: Apr 6, 2019 (Letter of inquiry)

Later anticipated deadlines: May 25, 2019 (Full proposal)

Applicant type: Nonprofit College / University Elementary / Secondary School

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

Location of project: Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania

Location of residency: United States

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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.

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.


  • 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.

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