PKFF Capacity Building Grants

October 26, 2023

The Patricia Kind Family Foundation is pleased to announce that we awarded 33 Organizational Capacity Building grants to BIPOC-led Philadelphia non-profit organizations with budgets under $1 million. We are doubly excited that the William Penn Foundation will match $100,000 towards these grants. The total amount awarded was $282,500. These new one-year grants were part of a pilot program implemented as part of our Strategic Plan which we approved in January 2023.

NW Philly Inaugural Neighborhood Meet and Greet

October 5, 2023

Non-profit organizations in Northwest Philly serving the Northwest community are welcome to our Inaugural Neighborhood Meet and Greet: October 26 from 9:00-10:30 am. 
Learn More and Register here:

Patricia Kind Family Foundation Strategic Planning 2023

September 21, 2023

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 soon. 

RSVP’s Volunteer Executive Consultants

September 1, 2023

VEC Fall Workshop Series 2023

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

Enhance Your Mission with Market Research  October 17, 2023  9:30 AM – 11:30 AM in person (901 E 8th Ave, King of Prussia, PA 19406)

Every organization wants to market itself effectively to its volunteers, donors, and clients. But how many organizations start with research to understand their market? Marketing without research is like building a house without establishing a solid foundation. Join us for this in-person, interactive opportunity to explore basic market research techniques and how to apply them to your organization to create an effective marketing plan.

Learn more and register:

Legal Issues for Nonprofits: Fundraising and Governance, November 14, 2023 10:00am - 11:30am via Zoom

Don't miss the last workshop of our fall series! Join us virtually to explore the legal responsibilities 501(c)(3) designated nonprofits must consider to be compliant with state and federal regulations.

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Fab Youth Philly - Sandbox Networking Meeting [on hold until Fall 2023]

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:


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.