Kensington Community Resilience Fund Now Accepting Applications

March 28, 2023

The City of Philadelphia announced the launch of the 2023 grant cycle for the Kensington Community Resilience Fund (KCR Fund), a public-private-community partnership between community members, City government, regional funders, and the Scattergood Foundation, focused on building resilience and improving the quality of life in the greater Kensington community.  Thirty $10,000 general operating grants will be distributed to grassroots, community-based organizations, addressing quality of life needs in Kensington, Harrowgate, and Fairhill. 

Click here for more information and to access the online application -

The application window closes on Friday, April 14, 2023 at 5:00 p.m.

Please contact Ashley Feuer-Edwards ( with any questions. 

Fab Youth Philly - Sandbox Networking Meeting

March 14, 2023

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. 
Topics & Dates:

  • May 18th, 9:00am - 11:00am: Self-Care for Youth Development Professionals. 

You can RSVP here:


RSVP’s Volunteer Executive Consultants

February 2, 2023

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.

Learn more and register:


Laura Kind McKenna - Trustee Emeritus

July 5, 2022

After almost 25 years of leadership in the day-to-day management of The Patricia Kind Family Foundation, Laura Kind McKenna has resigned from being an active board member effective June 3, 2022.  She is now serving as Trustee Emeritus.

Laura was our first Managing Trustee, running the Foundation for the first years of its existence from 1998-2016. From 2016 to 2022 she served as Treasurer and Head of our Finance Committee.  Laura is well known as a strong, consistent voice urging all foundations to use their endowment assets to support mission along with grants. Under her leadership PKFF became one of the earliest adopters of mission aligned investing, eventually steering PKFF’s endowment to over 95% mission alignment.

Laura and her husband Marc have four grown children and nine grandchildren living all over the country and she's looking forward to having time for more travel.  Laura has been trying to "get bored and eat bonbons" for several years, although we all doubt she will.


32 new grants specifically to Black-led organizations

June 30, 2021

We are excited to announce that we recently awarded 32 new grants specifically to Black-led organizations in Philadelphia. The Foundation made a concerted effort to reach out and to encourage many smaller Black-led non-profit organizations to apply for one year grants and participate in an expedited application cycle. Please click here for information on these grantees.