Samuel S. Fels Fund


POWER: An Interfaith Movement

Funding Focus

Social, Racial & Economic Justice

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Grant Purpose

General Support

Transcending Borders for Communities

Philadelphians Organized to Witness, Empower & Rebuild is an interfaith organization committed to implementing change for the betterment of Philadelphia communities. POWER uses faith-based community organizing to empower the people of Philadelphia to live and work together to transform the conditions of their neighborhood and ensure that life flourishes for all.

Why we funded
  • POWER successfully mobilizes people and organizations to change hearts, minds and policies on issues of justice, race and inequality. Fels has funded their advocacy for fair and equitable education and for cash bail reform
  • They root their work in an analysis of how racism underpinning systems and institutions over time has led us to this moment, and they work across faiths and communities to right these wrongs
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