Friday, May 18, 2012

The William Penn Foundation

The William Penn Foundation, founded in 1945 by Otto and Phoebe Haas, is dedicated to improving the quality of life in the Greater Philadelphia region through efforts that foster rich cultural expression, strengthen children’s futures, and deepen connections to nature and community. In partnership with others, the Foundation works to advance a vital, just, and caring community. This Foundation seeks to build systems to support beyond-school-hours opportunities. They seek programs that advocate for a more coordinated approach to the public policies affecting beyond-school-hours programs in Greater Philadelphia, including Camden.

The Foundation employs a two-step application process. First, prospective applicants should approach the Foundation by submitting a letter of inquiry. Then, if the letter of inquiry indicates a potential fit with the Foundation’s criteria, applicants will be invited to submit a more formal proposal.

Letters of inquiry can be submitted at any time during the year. They should be sent via the Foundation's web-based, on-line inquiry form. Inquiries will also be accepted as an email attachment or through the US Mail. Letters of inquiry are not accepted by fax. All letters of inquiry are reviewed by Foundation staff on a regular basis. They usually able to notify you of our decision to invite or decline to invite a proposal within 60 days.

Grants are made to organizations located in and serving constituents in the five-county Greater Philadelphia region -- Bucks County, Chester County, Delaware County, Montgomery County, and Philadelphia County, and in the City of Camden, New Jersey.

Let us know if your chapter wants to partner with BETF to submit a letter of inquiry.

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