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As a service to members and the community, we created this Opportunity Board to share Philanthropy Network members' requests for proposals (RFPs), award nomination notices and other opportunity announcements. Members are encouraged to send their submissions to with details including program/opportunity description, qualifications, application instructions, deadlines, and contact information.


  • William Penn Foundation Caregiver Engagement Initiative (inquiry forms due 3/17/17 @ 5:00 PM)
  • YOUTHadelphia Spring 2017 RFP (3/24/17)
  • The Cosmopolitan Club of Philadelphia Giving Circle Grant (3:00PM on 4/13/17)
  • Aetna Foundation's 2017 Cultivating Healthy Communities Grant Program (deadline 4/14/17)
  • GSK IMPACT Awards for Greater Philadelphia (intent to apply due 4/7/17; deadline 5/5/17)


William Penn Foundation Caregiver Engagement Initiative

The William Penn Foundation (WPF) is excited to announce a new funding opportunity to be known as the Caregiver Engagement Initiative.
Through this Initiative, WPF seeks to help caregivers access new information and develop skills that allow them to fully enact their role as their child's first teacher. Social service agencies and high-quality early child care centers should apply in partnership. 

More information on the Initiative, criteria, and inquiry guidelines can be found in the Request For Inquiries.
Organizations interested in participating should submit a summary of the proposed project using the Inquiry Form on the WPF website by 5:00 PM EST on Friday, March 17, 2017.
If you have any questions, contact Kerri Lee at

YOUTHadelphia Spring 2017 RFP

YOUTHadelphia, the youth-in-philanthropy committee of the  Fund for Children at the Philadelphia Foundation, is pleased to announce its grantmaking priorities for Spring 2017. A total of up to $50,000 in grants will be available for organizations with programs serving teens in Philadelphia that offer opportunities for youth leadership. Organizations can apply for a grant of up to $5,000.

YOUTHadelphia Spring 2017 is a diverse committee of 22 youth from across Philadelphia who come together to assess the needs of their peers and make grants to organizations working to meet those needs. The committee has selected the following grantmaking priorities:

  • Immigration
  • Racism and Minority Empowerment
  • Mental Health
  • Teen Violence and Childhood Incarceration 

Organizations that provide services in the YOUTHadelphia priority areas are invited to attend the Request for Proposal Open House at 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23 at The Philadelphia Foundation's offices, 1234 Market Street, 3rd Floor, Philadelphia.

Attendees will be the first to receive the grant application and will have the opportunity to hear in depth about the kinds of programs the teens are seeking to fund.

Applications to YOUTHadelphia will be due by 5 p.m. on Fri., Mar. 24.  Grant finalists will be asked to host a service-oriented site visit between Apr. 27 and May 17.  Grants will be awarded in mid-June.

To be eligible for a YOUTHadelphia grant an organization must:

  • Have clear practices to empower youth
  • Hold a 501(c)(3) tax exempt status or a fiscal sponsor
  • Have at least three years of audits or 990's
  • Have at least one full-time staff member
  • Complete child abuse clearance for all staff and volunteers who work with youth

Please visit The Foundation's Website to determine your organization's eligibility.

Contact Libby O'Donnell,, with questions.


The Cosmopolitan Club of Philadelphia Giving Circle Grant Opportunity

The Cosmopolitan Club of Philadelphia Giving Circle*, a Donor Advised Fund of The Philadelphia Foundation, is pleased to announce that it is now accepting grant applications from nonprofit organizations who are serving women and children in the Greater Philadelphia Area.

A single grant of $20,000 will be awarded to one organization. The proposal must support a program for one of the following areas:

Young Women Transitioning Out of Foster Care

Refugee Services for Families

Applicant organizations must be located in the Greater Philadelphia area. They must have a 501©(3) public charity exempt status from the IRS.

Download the application at


Application: 3 p.m. April 13, 2017
Finalists announced: June 1, 2017
Finalist presentations: June 12, 2017
Award presentation: June 14, 2017

All questions should be sent to

*The Cosmopolitan Club of Philadelphia Giving Circle is a group of members of the Cosmopolitan Club of Philadelphia who pool their financial resources to improve the quality of life for women and children in our community.


Aetna Foundation's 2017 Cultivating Healthy Communities Grant Program

The Aetna Foundation's 2017 Cultivating Healthy Communities Grant Program is now open. This will be the Foundation's only open RFP this year. Aetna expects to award up to $2 million in grants to organizations that increase opportunities for low-income, minority communities to make healthy choices in the places they live, work, learn, and play. Grant requests can range between $50,000 and $100,000 for projects that span 18 to 24 months. Aetna seeks partners whose work addresses pressing issues in the following domains: Built Environment, Community Safety, Environmental Exposures, Healthy Behaviors, and Social/Economic Factors.

This will be a highly competitive funding opportunity structured in two stages. Stage 1 involves a short application. All eligible organizations are invited to submit an online Stage 1 application by April 14, 2017 at 3PM ET. Upon reviewing all Stage 1 applications, we will invite a smaller group of applicants to submit a full application for Stage 2.

Please visit Aetna's website and read the RFP, which includes a detailed FAQ section, for more information and other materials to assist you in applying.


GSK IMPACT Awards for Greater Philadelphia 

The Philadelphia Foundation and GSK are pleased to announce the opening of applications for this year's GSK IMPACT Awards for Greater Philadelphia. This annual awards program is marking its 21st year in Greater Philadelphia and will honor up to ten local nonprofit organizations with $40,000 each in recognition of their exceptional achievements in contributing to a healthier Greater Philadelphia. 
The GSK IMPACT Awards honor effective nonprofits that are working hand-in-hand with the community to make neighborhoods healthier. The GSK IMPACT Awards program is one of several charitable programs GSK offers in the U.S. as part of a commitment to building healthier communities and a healthier America. 

GSK is proud to partner with The Philadelphia Foundation (TPF) in the administration of the awards. GSK also partners with TPF on GSK Opportunity Scholarships and on the collective "Get HYPE Philly!" initiative
Eligibility For An IMPACT Award
Eligible organizations include small and mid-sized nonprofits with existing programs that have demonstrated results; that are operating in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and/or Philadelphia counties; and that address at least one of the following factors that affect health:
  • Diet & Exercise
  • Education
  • Housing & Transit
  • Employment
  • Community Safety
  • Family & Social Support

View additional criteria and apply.

Application Procedure
Organizations must register their intent to apply online by Friday, April 7, 2017.

Interested applicants are invited to participate in one or two conference calls being held on Tues. March 21 from 1 to 1:45 p.m. ET (click to add to calendar) or Tues. March 28 rom 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. ET (click to add to calendar.) 

Completed applications are due Friday, May 5

For questions, contact

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