Community organizations that serve the lowest income Philadelphians are invited to apply for a grant opportunity to help families claim the Child Tax Credit and Earned Income Tax Credit.
CEO and the Thomas Scattergood Behavioral Health Foundation are excited to announce a new grant opportunity for community-based organizations interested in conducting grassroots outreach to connect more Philadelphians to important tax benefits. Thanks in large part to the expanded Child Tax Credit, Earned Income Tax Credit, and stimulus payments, the national child poverty rate decreased dramatically by 46 percent and fell to the lowest level on record in 2021. The work of our community partners in educating residents about CTC and EITC, and connecting them to free tax preparation, made a big difference here in Philadelphia. The CTC and EITC are worth thousands of dollars, helping individuals provide for themselves and for their families. CEO is proud to coordinate the City of Philadelphia’s efforts to ensure that this money gets to those who need it most and are often hard to reach by partnering with our trusted community messengers. And we are excited to team up again with Scattergood because they have a strong track record of working with community partners to advance equity. The goal is to fund 10 to 20 organizations for proposals of $5,000 to $20,000 each. Proposals for greater than $20,000 will be considered if they have the potential to make a significant impact on the number of Philadelphians reached. We encourage applications from organizations whose staff, board, and/or volunteers include representation from the communities this project aims to reach. The deadline to submit proposals is December 1, 2022.