Throughout the previous year, the Patricia Kind Family Foundation was led by Strategy Arts through a strategic planning process. In January 2023, the board approved a three-year Strategic Plan for the Foundation that emerged from a stakeholder inclusive, in-depth decision-making process.  The Patricia Kind Family Foundation looked three years into the future as we considered our vision for the foundation. PKFF’s commitment to direct service grants will remain the emphasis of our grant-making. Additionally, we agreed on four areas to form an expanded vision which included capacity building, coalition building, advocacy, and trustee and staff development. These focus areas are intended to supplement and enrich PKFF’s commitment to direct service grants. 
Thank you for being part of this process. We are excited about the changes and look forward to presenting a full update in early summer 2023. 



Fab Youth Philly - Sandbox Networking Meeting

Adults that work with or on behalf of children and teens should join Fab Youth Philly each month for networking, resource sharing, and peer learning. Meetings are always FREE. 
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  • May 18th, 9:00am - 11:00am: Self-Care for Youth Development Professionals. 

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RSVP’s Volunteer Executive Consultants

VEC Spring Workshop Series 2023 - all workshops are held 10:00am - 11:30am via Zoom

RSVP’s Volunteer Executive Consultants (VEC) provide free managerial consulting and educational services to existing and potential nonprofits in the Greater Philadelphia area. 

  • Questions? Contact Sheri Wilensky Burke, VEC Program Manager at or 610-834-1040 x135

   Build Your Board to Ensure Mission Achievement, May 24, 2023

Having an effective board is one of the most important ways to ensure the long-term success of your organization. Yet finding and recruiting board members is one of the most difficult challenges for many nonprofits. Often board recruitment is addressed as needed, rather than strategically. Joined by a panel of executive directors and board members, we will examine how to consider your organization’s ongoing and long-term needs to create a framework and build a board best suited to meet your organization's goals.

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Our Mission

The mission of the Foundation is to financially support organizations that help those struggling daily with the effects of poverty.

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Patricia & Philip Kind, Jr.

Patricia van Ameringen Kind, born in 1924, was the middle child of Arnold and Hedwig van Ameringen. She was raised in South Orange, N.J. with her two siblings, Henry van Ameringen and Lily Auchincloss. She attended Kent Place School, where she was a star athlete and was voted “best personality” by her classmates. She went on to become a registered nurse at the Monmouth Memorial Hospital School of Nursing, foreshadowing a lifetime devoted to caring for others. Her first nursing job was in Philadelphia where she met the love of her life, Philip Kind, Jr.