The William Penn Foundation (PA)

The William Penn Foundation was established since 1945 by Otto and Phoebe Haas. They are dedicated in improving the quality of life in the Greater Philadelphia region through efforts that foster rich cultural expression, strengthen children's future, and deepen connections to nature and community.

The foundation envisions an advanced dynamic and diverse region with meaningful opportunities.

Currently, the foundation is i the process of implementing a new strategiv plan that will realign the funding priorities and guide their work for the next 10 years.

Foundation Grants and Resources


Recent News from William Penn Foundation

Introducing the West Philadelphia Creative Grants
Foundation: William Penn Foundation

Philadelphia's Paul Robeson House and Museum is putting its money where its mouth is in a new program that aims to help artists from the city's troubled West Side. The Sachs Program for Arts...more

A Children'S World Fair May Be the Next Big Thing Coming to Philadelphia in 2026
Foundation: Pew Charitable Trusts, William Penn Foundation

The Children's World Fair was held in Philadelphia in 1876 as part of the Centennial International Exhibition to explore cultural and technological innovation. Now three of the city's most-loved...more

The Gift
Foundation: Barr Foundation, Rasmuson Foundation, Surdna Foundation, Ford Foundation, James Irvine Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, William Penn Foundation, Irvine Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies

When Detroit's historic North End was being ravaged by blight, Patrick Bouchain and Jean Louis Farges decided to turn a abandoned warehouse into a community library. But instead of accepting a...more

Philanthropy Can Help Catalyze Change and Support Opportunities to Do More for and Within ...
Foundation: Ford Foundation, William Penn Foundation

The William Penn Foundation is donating $1 million to help disadvantaged Asian-Americans in Philadelphia, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. The donation is part of the foundation's Spark Change...more

Black musicians, artists across Philadelphia eligible for $125K in grants - Audacy
Foundation: William Penn Foundation

Grants will range between $1,500 and $5,000 each. “This year, we were able to go to the William Penn Foundation, who said, 'This program is...more

Philly teens are sharing their climate change stories - WHYY
Foundation: William Penn Foundation

Evenisse Molina, Kensington Creative & Performing Arts High School. Evenisse Molina is a 10th grader at Kensington CAPA. (Kimberly...more

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation announces $15 million for Delaware River watershed
Foundation: William Penn Foundation

The grant is supported by the William Penn Foundation. Del. U.S. Sen. Tom Carper joined federal and state officials to tout $15 million in funds...more

First Grants Awarded Through Refined Creative Communities Program | William Penn Foundation
Foundation: William Penn Foundation

After two years of research and reflection, along with a refocusing and refinement of our Creative Communities grantmaking, we are pleased...more

Philadelphia's Cultural Treasures accepting grant applications from BIPOC art orgs until Jan ...
Foundation: William Penn Foundation

The William Penn Foundation is now accepting applications for its affiliated grant program, Philadelphia's Cultural...more

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