Through the Pew Fund for Health and Human Services in Philadelphia, The Pew Charitable Trusts helps to ensure that the most vulnerable residents of the region receive much-needed assistance by supporting a range of programs that serve adults; children, youth, and their families; and the elderly.

The organizations that directly serve these individuals and their families are making a difference every day through their compassion, commitment to evidence-based best practices, and the ability to continually learn from experience. Since its inception, the Pew Fund has awarded over $230 million to more than 350 nonprofit organizations in the Philadelphia region.

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Addressing COVID-19's Impacts on Philadelphia and Our Grantees

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The Pew Charitable Trusts recognizes the enormous human and financial toll that COVID-19 is having on individuals, families, and organizations in the Philadelphia region—and understands that the virus and the resulting economic fallout will have both immediate and longer-term consequences.

Eligibility

Pew Fund support is limited to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations located in and providing services in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties.

Our current lists of grantees can be found by clicking the links below.

For more information, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page or email us

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$6.8M in Grants Supporting Philadelphia Region's Vulnerable Adults

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The Pew Charitable Trusts announced today that it will provide $6.8 million over the next three years to 38 Philadelphia-area nonprofits serving some of the region’s most vulnerable adults, including those struggling with homelessness, mental health issues, and extended unemployment. The funding will help organizations address these residents’ critical needs, including those related to and exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Pew Announces $4.5M in Grants Supporting Philadelphia Region’s Frail Elderly

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PHILADELPHIA—The Pew Charitable Trusts announced today that it will provide nearly $4.52 million over the next three years to 28 Philadelphia-area organizations that work to preserve the dignity, independence, and quality of life of the region’s frail seniors, many of whom are struggling with economic hardship, social isolation, and health and mobility challenges. Approximately 44,000 elderly people will be assisted annually.

Children’s Literacy Initiative is aimed at offering quality early literacy instruction
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Improving Life for Low-Income Children

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Since its inception 25 years ago, the Pew Fund has awarded more than $200 million to more than 300 organizations throughout the Philadelphia region to help some of the most vulnerable members of our community.

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Low-Income Seniors Often Need Help Accessing Public Benefits

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For 25 years, The Pew Charitable Trusts has supported agencies that work to preserve the dignity and quality of life of the low-income, frail elderly in the Philadelphia region so that they can reside in their communities and homes for as long as possible. Here, we talk to Ginger Zielinskie, president of Benefits Data Trust, to learn more about the challenges facing this vulnerable population in our area, and what the organization is doing to make a difference.