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:

2021 – The People's Kitchen
A $40,000 grant was awarded to The People's Kitchen – a food security and employment survival project in collaboration with the restaurant El Compadre in South Philadelphia 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 the approximately 50,000 African and Caribbean immigrants and refugees in Greater Philadelphia.

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