The mission of the Foundation is to financially support non-profit organizations that help children, adults, and seniors obtain basic human needs, including food, shelter, clothing, education, and physical and mental health care. We are especially committed to helping individuals and families who struggle daily with the effects of poverty.The Foundation is family managed and believes strongly in the importance of supporting families.
The Foundation is interested in encouraging practical, caring solutions to community problems by supporting preventive and direct service efforts. The Patricia Kind Family Foundation operates no programs of its own, but performs its mission by funding proven approaches from non-profit organizations. Foundation grants are made only to organizations operating in Philadelphia, Montgomery, Bucks, Delaware or Chester counties that are tax exempt under Section 501c(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
Priority will be given to smaller organizations with budgets under $1 million who have the potential to make a difference. These organizations are encouraged to apply for general operating money.
Excluded from the Foundationís funding priorities are grants in direct support of individuals, i.e., scholarships or fellowships; endowments; and capital projects.
Grantees must wait one year after completion of a grant before being eligible to submit a new request.
We encourage applicants who are denied funding to wait at least one year before reapplying for a grant.