Do You Have Questions?
Contact the Philadelphia Cultural Fund with questions regarding eligibility, process, and deadlines.
June O'Neill, Manager
528 Walnut Street, Suite 1004
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Thank you for your interest in applying to the Philadelphia Cultural Fund. We have one grant program, described below:
GENERAL OPERATING GRANTS OVERVIEW
For the FY 2012-2013 General Operating Grants, PCF will be distributing approximately $1,700,000. We will not be making any grants for Youth Arts Enrichment this year.
Changes to the 2013 Application
There are a few changes to the 2013 application; the most significant is that information entered into your online application in 2012 will be automatically filled-in on the 2013 online application. This means that information which has not changed (for example – address; EIN number; organization’s history) will not need to be re-entered. We hope that this will save time as you complete this year’s application. Please note that you will be able to revise the information if you wish.
Another significant change is that your organization must be in compliance with the IRS 990 filing requirement. In the past we asked you to submit information for the “four most recently completed years.” Unfortunately, in the past we have received some applications with information that was 2 or 3 years out of IRS compliance. If the end of your fiscal year was October 31, 2011 or earlier, a copy of your organization’s 2011 990 tax return must be attached to the application. If you have more recent filings, please submit the most recent ones you have.
The correct CDP report must be submitted with your application. Please make certain that you are submitting the PCF Funders Report. CDP is capable of generating a number of reports. If you submit any report other than the PCF Funders Report your application will not be accepted. One specific instruction for the data you enter in CDP – please enter last year’s PCF grant award in the “Government – City” section. Do you enter it as a foundation grant.
Some of the questions have been changed. We hope they are clearer. Information from your previous application will appear in the answer box. Please make sure to review the text in all the pre-populated boxes so that your responses are accurate.
Six application workshops will be scheduled for September. First time applicants are required to attend a workshop. A list of the workshops will be available on this website.