Almost $765,000 Awarded
28 November 2017

Nineteen local nonprofits will strengthen educational opportunity and reduce the dropout rate in Philadelphia through $764,500 in recent grants made by Lincoln Financial Group. These grants are a portion of more than $2.1 million in charitable funds that the Foundation has allocated for Philadelphia in 2017.

Local organizations awarded education grants include:

  • Achieve Now for its Strategic Literacy Initiative.
  • Boys and Girls Clubs of Philadelphia for its Call to Action Literacy Initiative.
  • Breakthrough of Greater Philadelphia for its Academic Success program.
  • Children’s Village to support the year-round School Age Program in Chinatown.
  • City Year Greater Philadelphia to support its Whole School Whole Child Initiative in the William Cramp Elementary School.
  • Common Place for Common Place Scholars, helping students in Southwest Philadelphia with year-round after-school support.
  • Franklin Institute to support the Institute’s suite of education and mentoring programs.
  • Free Library of Philadelphia to support the Evidence-Based Instructional Strategy and Family Engagement work of the Read By 4th Campaign.
  • Need in Deed for service learning programs targeting students ages 8-14 and cultivating academic connections to challenging social problems facing urban populations.
  • Philadelphia Academies for its Career Readiness and Career Pathways high school programs.
  • Philadelphia Education Fund for its College Access program, providing college prep guidance to low-income and at-risk students.
  • Philadelphia Futures to support its College Retention Services for first-generation scholars.
  • Philadelphia Youth Network for its Project U-Turn Early Warning Indicator efforts.
  • Police Athletic League of Philadelphia for four Adopt-a-Center sites that provide summer and after-school homework clubs, literacy programs and computer education.
  • Special Olympics Pennsylvania to support Philadelphia Unified School Strategies in 13 high schools.
  • Steppingstone Foundation to support its academic and scholar enrichment and summer support programs.
  • Summer Search to support its comprehensive mentoring, college access and success program.
  • Teach For America to continue supporting its first- and second-year corps members serving in Philadelphia schools.
  • Zoological Society of Philadelphia for Zoo CREW (Champions for Restoring Endangered Wildlife), an up-to four-year mentoring program for high school students.


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Byron Champlin
Lincoln Financial Foundation
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