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Application Process

The Patricia Kind Family Foundation only accepts applications, supporting documentation, and grant reports online through our website. Please see information on this page outlining our grant cycles, application availability and deadlines. Please be sure to review our Application Guidelines to determine if your program meets our funding requirements.

The Board meets in January and June to make funding decisions. Most giving is in the range of $10,000 to $25,000/year for a one to three year period.

Grant Application Cycles 

Site visits are done on all programs selected for possible funding and the Trustees want to see the program “in action”. Please keep this in mind when selecting which application cycle to use and note the months during each cycle that site visits are scheduled.

The online application will close at midnight on the deadline date.

Winter/Spring Cycle: 

Online application is open from December 1 - January 15.

Proposals are reviewed and site visits scheduled in February, March, April and May. Additional days can be scheduled in June for programs running summer camps.
Final funding decisions are made at our Board meeting in June and notification letters will be sent early July.

Summer/Fall Cycle: 

Online application is open from August 1 - September 8.

Proposals are reviewed and site visits scheduled October, November, and December.
Final funding decisions are made at our Board meeting in January and notification letters will be sent early February.

All applicants are contacted during the review process. Once you have submitted the application an automatic email will be sent within several minutes confirming that your application has been successfully transmitted. Please check your spam folder if you do not receive this confirmation. After the application cycle closes and the application has been fully reviewed you will be contacted as to the status, either to schedule a site visit for further evaluation or notification that the proposal was not selected for funding. This process will take three to five weeks after the deadline.

Application Guidelines

The Foundation is interested in encouraging practical, caring solutions to community problems by supporting preventive and direct service efforts. The Patricia Kind Family Foundation operates no programs of its own, but performs its mission by funding proven approaches from non-profit organizations. We are especially committed to helping individuals and families who struggle daily with the effects of poverty. Strong priority will be given to applications in Philadelphia County. Foundation grants are made to organizations operating in the Philadelphia area that are tax exempt under Section 501c(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Priority will be given to smaller organizations with budgets under $1 million. We encourage organizations to apply for multi-year general operating support funds in the range of $10,000 to $25,000 a year.

Excluded from the Foundation’s funding priorities are grants in direct support of individuals, i.e., scholarships or fellowships; endowments; and capital projects.

Grantees must wait one year after completion of a grant before being eligible to submit a new request.

Applicants who are denied funding are asked to wait at least one year before reapplying.

The application must include:

  • Detailed description of the program design and proposed accomplishments during the grant period. 
  • A breakdown of specific program numbers over the last six months.
  • Weekly operating/program days and hours.
  • Organization's target population, constituents and geographic communities.
  • Capabilities of the organization to carry out the proposed project.
  • Projected budget for grant period.
  • Current organizational operating budget.
  • Qualifications, responsibilities/duties and length of time for key personnel pertinent to the proposal as well as CV or résumé of Executive Director/CEO.
  • List of directors and officers of the organization.
  • List of your largest funding sources for the past 12 months (name, award (or pending) date and amount). Include significant Foundation grants, Federated funds and/or Government grants. Also include a list of recurring funding sources with number of years funded, amounts and anticipated continued funding, if applicable.

The online application will allow for upload attachments in Word, Excel or PDF format.

Please retain your log-in information. You will need it for grant reporting.


Grantees are required to submit reports reflecting progress towards stated objectives and to notify the Foundation at any time if there is a major change or delay in the proposed plans. A grant year-end report assessing accomplishment of stated objectives of the grant and a financial accounting is necessary and is submitted online using the same link as the application. When a multi-year grant is approved payment of subsequent installments is made conditional on the satisfaction of the Foundation that proposed accomplishments are being met.  

You will need your log-in information from your initial grant application to access your grant report. The reporting link will be activated one month prior to the end of your grant year. Grantees must wait one year from the completion of their final report before submitting any new requests.

Trustee Discretionary Grants

These one-year grants are initiated by individual trustees in a selective manner and do not follow the normal grant cycles. If currently recommended by a Foundation trustee, please contact Regina Bosca at for verification and specific approval requirements.