Here are some things you need to know and links to relevant details. The grantmaking timeline including application process and submission deadline will be announced in Spring 2024.
Fels Fund only grants to organizations that align with its funding priority. Learn more by visiting the funding focus page.
Fels Fund provides three-year general operating grants. There are some specific kinds of requests Fels does not fund. More details below in funding guidelines.
Organizations that have (1) a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) designation or (2) a not-for-profit mission and use a fiscal sponsor or national office and that focus on the City of Philadelphia. Full eligibility criteria below.
Our application process has two stages. The first stage is a funding inquiry. If invited to participate, the second stage is a proposal.
Grant cycle details will be announced in Spring 2024. See the grant deadline page to learn more.
The ideal proposal focuses on systems change work in the City of Philadelphia and uses the movement building strategies. Every grantee partner awarded a general operating grant will automatically receive an additional grant for Leadership Development and Wellness.
Organizations must meet all of the following criteria:
The grantmaking timeline including application process and submission deadline will be announced in Spring 2024. Sign up for our mailing list to be alerted when the grant application goes live. For more information visit the grant deadline page.
Organizations that are a strong fit will be led by individuals impacted by social, racial, or economic injustice and/or members of the unique community they serve, and be able to:
As a general rule, Fels does not fund: