Our Mission

The mission of the Patricia Kind Family Foundation is to financially support Philadelphia organizations that help those struggling daily with racial and economic injustices.

The Foundation encourages practical and caring community solutions to poverty through supporting direct service, capacity building, and mission related investments. This includes helping individuals and families obtain physical and mental health care and related human services, such as food, shelter, clothing and education.

We strive to have the greatest possible impact with all of our assets.

Since 1998, The Patricia Kind Family Foundation has made over 4101 grants totaling $63,677,766 to organizations providing services to those in need in Philadelphia as well as Bucks County, Chester County, Delaware County and Montgomery County. Shown is a snapshot of the largest program areas we have funded.

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.