Over the past 2 years the Patricia Kind Family Foundation has been involved in developing a strategic plan which will strengthen the focus of our grantmaking and community networking activities. The information we gathered from over 500 partners and community members will enable the Foundation to fine tune our work in the coming years. However, for us to fully incorporate this feedback into our processes, we are pausing new grant funding for 2025. This will not impact current grantees and their multi-year grant payments due in 2025.

We will NOT take new applications this August (for funding January 2025) and we will NOT take new applications in January 2025 (for funding June 2025). We expect to accept new applications Summer 2025 (to be funded January 2026). We will continue with our Capacity and Collaboration efforts throughout 2025.


The Patricia Kind Family Foundation accepts applications, supporting documentation, and grant reports online. In 2019, we changed our focus to funding organizations providing services only in Philadelphia County (this does not include Trustee Grants). Most giving is in the range of $10,000 to $25,000/year for a one to three year period and priority is given to smaller organizations with budgets under $1 million. Please note - we are strongly focusing on organizations with budgets of $1 million or less. If you have a large budget and are unsure if you should apply, please reach out prior to submitting an application.

We encourage organizations to apply for multi-year general operating support funds.


The online application will close at 5:00pm on the deadline date.

Site visits are done on all programs selected for possible funding and, if possible, 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. Alternate site visit arrangements can be made for organizations running programs during the summer months.

All applicants are contacted during the review process. 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 six to seven weeks after the deadline.

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 take an application cycle off after submitting their final report before being eligible to submit a new request.

Applicants who have been denied funding must take an application cycle off before being eligible to submit a new request.