Apply for a Grant

Thank you for your interest in applying for a grant from
The Cosmopolitan Club of Philadelphia Giving Circle (CCPGC)

The Philadelphia Foundation: 
CCPGC has established a donor-advised fund with the Philadelphia Foundation, a well-known and trusted community philanthropic and financial partner that will serve as the administrator of our fund as well as provide guidance to the CCPGC leadership.

Selection Process:
Each year, CCPGC Members choose a focus area for the grant. We then solicit grant applications from nonprofits working in the selected areas of focus. A grants committee reviews all the proposals and may make site visits. Finalists will be selected to make presentations to the full CCPGC membership who will then vote and decide which organization will receive the grant.

Eligibility Requirements: 
Applicant organizations must be located in the Greater Philadelphia area.  They must have a 501(c)(3) public charity exempt status from the IRS.

Contact: Send any questions to

Past Recipients:

2023 – Yeah Philly (Youth Empowered for Advancement Hangout)
A $40,000 grant was awarded to Yeah Philly, a Black-led, community-based nonprofit that works with teens and young adults in west and southwest Philadelphia who have been impacted by gun violence.

2022 – PEACE (Pregnancy Early Access Center at Penn Medicine)
A $50,000 grant was awarded to PEACE who provides access to comprehensive and compassionate care for individuals and familes seeking family planning care and management of pregnancy conditions.

2021 – The People's Kitchen
A $40,000 grant was awarded to The People's Kitchen – a food security and employment survival project serving more than 200 free, chef-cooked meals per day.

2020 – African Family Health Organization (AFAHO)
A $30,000 grant was awarded to AFAHO who provides health, human, and educational services to African and Caribbean immigrants.

2019 – Utility Emergency Services Fund (UESF)
A $25,000 grant was awarded to their “Shelter to Permanent” program for single woman families entering permanent housing.

2018 - Historic Fair Hill
A $20,000 grant was awarded for their child literacy program at the Julia de Bergos school.

2017 - Nationalities Service Center
A $20,000 grant was awarded for their Pathways to Permanency program aiding immigrant families.