The Seybert Foundation supports organizations working to improve the quality of life for disadvantaged children and youth in the City of Philadelphia.  Our grants are made in the form of General Operating Support to those organizations whose missions align with that of the Foundation.

Established under the Will of Henry Seybert, and chartered in 1914 as the Adam and Maria Sarah Seybert Institution for Poor Boys and Girls of Philadelphia, the Seybert Foundation directs its giving primarily to community-based organizations in the City of Philadelphia providing direct services to disadvantaged children and youth, with annual operating budgets of less than $1.5 million.


MAY 15th, 2018- DEADLINE FOR SPRING GRANTS (formerly March 15th)

JUNE 15th, 2018- DEADLINE FOR FALL GRANTS (formerly September 15th)

Please note:

  1. REQUESTS- All requests must be for General Operating Support, so please do not request funds for a specific program or project.
  2. AMOUNTS- The only Seybert grant program that is currently accepting applications is our Core Grants program, which has changed from previous years. Core Grants will be in the amount of $20,000 over a 2-year period ($10,000/year). For details about this change, please click here.
  3. QUESTIONS- If you have any questions about your organization’s eligibility after reading the Eligibility section of the website, please take a moment before completing an application and email our Manager for advice on applying, to ensure that you meet the requirements for consideration. You may also want to review Frequently Asked Questions and Funding Priorities before applying. 

READY TO APPLY? Please download the new 2018 Core Grants Application, and note the new Spring deadline will be MAY 15th, 2018 and new Fall deadline will be JUNE 15th, 2018. Email your application to

GRANT REPORTS- New Process, New Deadlines. If you received a Seybert grant in 2017, your organization will need to submit a final report for that grant.  Please download the report form and note the following deadlines: May 15, 2018 is the reporting deadline for grants received in May-June, 2017.  December 15, 2018 is the reporting deadline for grants received in November-December, 2017.  Email your report to