• The Philadelphia Cultural Fund (PCF) helps Philadelphia thrive by providing general operating grants to hundreds of arts and culture programs each year, reaching all corners of our city. The Philadelphia Cultural Fund is how the City of Philadelphia has funded the arts since 1994.
  • Each year grants are made from a City budget allocation to PCF and provide operating support to Philadelphia-based arts and culture organizations dedicated to creating, preserving and/or exhibiting visual, literary and performing arts, architecture, science, history, and the humanities.
  • PCF is committed to removing barriers to applying for grants especially to small community-based arts organizations that are traditionally considered ineligible for foundation support.
  • Due to the pandemic, PCF’s 2021 allocation from the city was reduced 71% – to $1,000,000. 
    • Recognizing that not all segments of our city’s population have equitable access to financial resources, PCF aimed to put its limited dollars where they could have the most impact. 
    • 205 small and mid-sized organizations received an Art & Culture Grant; all had operating expenses under $450,000.
    • 71% of the grant recipients had operating budgets under $150,000.
    • 40% of grant recipients provide programming to Philadelphia’s Pre-K and school-aged children in and out of school.
    • 62% are led by women.
    • 33% are led by people of color.
    • Grant recipients provided programming that served a total attendance of over 1.2 million people, many free to attendees: 1,118,581 provided with free experiences; 164,385 provided with paid experiences.
  • PCF grant recipients have a significant annual direct economic impact on our community.
    • Direct expenditures of $25,378,105 benefit the local economy.
    • The arts and culture sector is a vital employer in Philadelphia, providing 4,121 paid positions (full-time, part-time, independent contractors).
  • PCF has awarded over $54 million to Philadelphia’s nonprofit art and culture sector since its founding as a non-profit 501c3 organization.

Philadelphia Cultural Fund 2021 Home Locations: 205 Grantees

2021 Grantees - Home Locations
2020 Home Locations

Philadelphia Cultural Fund 2021 Home and Program Locations: 205 Grantees

2021 Home and Program Locations

Philadelphia Cultural Fund 2020 Home and Program Locations: 349 Grantees


Georgia E. Gregory Interdenominational School of Music – 2021 Art & Culture Grant Recipient
Dolce Suono Ensemble – 2021 Art & Culture Grant Recipient

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