Community Expansion Grant Application is now open!


City of Philadelphia launches new anti-violence Community Expansion Grant funding, with $13,500,000 in total funding available!

The Anti-Violence Community Expansion Grant Program will directly fund and support organizations that are focused on reducing violence through trauma-informed healing and restorative practices and safe havens and mentorship.

The City will provide grants ranging from $100,000 to $1,000,000 to community-based organizations that have annual operating budgets below $15,000,000 and a proven track record working in neighborhoods vulnerable to gun violence. By targeting funding towards proven community-based organizations, the City is putting this money in the hands of organizations with a proven track record of delivering quality, culturally relevant services while making sure those applying already have the infrastructure in place to be successful.

The focus of the Community Expansion Grants is to provide direct trauma-informed healing and restorative practices or safe havens and mentorship programs. Funded projects supporting those focus areas must take place between fall 2021 and summer 2022.

In addition to providing grants, the funds will be used to help selected organizations with capacity-building and scaling up their programs so that they can expand and enhance the impact of their important work.

The Anti-Violence Community Expansion Grant Program will directly fund and support organizations that are focused on reducing violence through trauma-informed healing and restorative practices and safe havens and mentorship.

The application will be open for four weeks and will close on September 3, 2021.

Because there is an urgency to get these applications vetted and to provide resources to organizations as swiftly as possible, applications will be considered on a rolling basis beginning on August 20, 2021.

Learn more and apply to the Anti-Violence Community Expansion Grant program.