Philadelphia's Cultural Treasures

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"Philadelphia’s Cultural Treasures” is a multi-year initiative supporting the recovery of BIPOC (Black,  Indigenous, People of Color) cultural groups, artists, and organizations  with exceptional significance to Greater Philadelphia. 

The initiative includes three funding opportunities: 

  • Multi-year operating grants to nonprofit arts and culture organizations that will be recognized as “Philadelphia Cultural Treasures”  
  • Fellowship grants to BIPOC artists
  • Project grants to emergent or non 501c3 organizations or collectives of critical value in their communities

A regional program of the Ford Foundation’s “America’s Cultural Treasures” initiative,  “Philadelphia’s Cultural Treasures” is a collaborative fund made possible through the effort of five regional funders: The Barra Foundation, Neubauer Family Foundation, The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, William Penn Foundation, and Wyncote Foundation.

For more information about the initiative, click here. Questions about the application? Click here.