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Unrestricted Grants for General Operating and Project Support

Grants are awarded in support of general operations, project support, and special circumstances. The Philadelphia Bar Foundation is proud to provide unrestricted grants; an important part of a nonprofit's ability to sustain operations and daily work.

2020 Grants at the Philadelphia Bar Foundation

The Philadelphia Bar Foundation believes it is imperative to act decisively and responsibly to support legal aid agencies in response to the negative economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic. The Board of Trustees met on April 15, 2020, to determine the release of emergency grants. As a result, just over $250,000 has been authorized for immediate distribution to previous grantees to help alleviate some of the unexpected pressure on the public interest community. In addition, as part of this deliberative emergency response, the Board has agreed that the Foundation will dispense with the traditional grant application process for 2020. Pending the Foundation’s fundraising achievements and developments in the market through the rest of this unprecedented year, the Bar Foundation intends to provide additional grants in December 2020.

For questions, please contact Jessica Hilburn-Holmes.

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