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JPMorganChase AdvancingCities Challenge: City of Philadelphia Process for Support and Endorsement

The JPMorganChase AdvancingCities Challenge is a five-year initiative to invest in solutions that bolster the long-term vitality of the world’s cities and the communities within them that have not benefited from economic growth. The Challenge will make investments in cities to support creative, collaborative and sustainable solutions that address cross-cutting challenges to help more people benefit from a growing economy.

The Challenge has three primary goals:

1. Accelerate the progress of cities with a comprehensive understanding of the biggest challenges facing their communities;

2. Drive collaboration between public, private, and not-for-profit actors to advance big ideas that tackle persistent challenges to inclusive growth

3. Surface innovation solutions to address these persistent challenges, particularly those that underlie persistent racial and economic inequities.

Successful applicants will be eligible for a grant of up to $3 million. JPMorganChase expects to award 4- 6 grants annually, allocated over a three-year period. The Challenge is open to not-for-profit organizations that meet the Eligibility requirements. Full guidelines at

You can find more details about the proposal process here!

Please submit your proposals to Ashley Del Bianco, Chief Grants Officer, at by 5pm EST on Monday, October 15th , 2018 to be considered. The City will select an idea by October 22nd and will support the lead applicant and partners to refine the proposal and ensure alignment with City and JPMorganChase goals. The completed Phase I application is due to JPMorganChase by November 30th , 2018.

If you’re interested in discussing this opportunity further with potential partners fill out this funding partnership form, and email Aviva Tevah at to let her know you completed the form.

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