WPF funding supports access to employment opportunities

The past several months have brought us many reasons to hope, though not without setbacks, false starts, and uncertainty. As our region continues to grapple with the public health and economic impacts of the lingering pandemic, it is a critical time to strengthen Philadelphians’ access to employment opportunities.

The Family Recovery Fund at the William Penn Foundation is a one-year initiative supporting both direct grantmaking and matching funds to organizations working with students and families impacted by the pandemic. Earlier this year, William Penn Foundation awarded more than $8 million to nonprofit organizations focused on families’ basic needs and children’s education.

The final grantmaking cycle of the Family Recovery Fund is focused on connecting Philadelphians to jobs and career advancement opportunities. Applications are due by October 7, and grants will be awarded before the end of the year. Applicants need not be former or current grantees of the Foundation. Nonprofit organizations of all sizes led by and serving people of color are encouraged to apply.

If you have questions about the fund or how to apply, please reach out to us.