Impact

Impact

  • The Philadelphia Cultural Fund helps Philadelphia and Philadelphians thrive by providing general operating grants to hundreds of arts and culture programs each year, reaching all corners of our city. PCF is how the City has funded the arts since 1994.
  • PCF awards approximately $2.9 million in grants annually; 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.
    • 47% of grant recipients operate with budgets under $150,000, with little or no paid staff.
  • 60% of grant recipients serve Philadelphia’s Pre-K and school-aged children in and out of school.
  • Grant recipients provided programming that served a Total Attendance of over 12 million; a high proportion of admissions are free: 6,589,213 Paid Attendance, 6,167,295 Free Attendance.
  • PCF grant recipients have significant direct economic impact on our community.
    • Direct expenditures of $709,253,620 benefit the local economy.
    • The arts and culture sector is an important employer in Philadelphia, providing 19,414 paid positions (full time, part time, independent contractors).
  • Since its founding in 1991 as a non-profit 501c3 organization, PCF has awarded over $51 million to Philadelphia’s art and culture sector.

Philadelphia Cultural Fund 339 Grantee and Home Locations

Philadelphia Cultural Fund 339 Grantees: Home and Program Activity Locations

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