The Seybert Foundation supports organizations working to improve the quality of life for disadvantaged children and youth in the City of Philadelphia.  Our grants generally range between $3,000 and $5,000 and 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.

2017 Due Dates for all grant requests:  March 15th and September 15th. *SPRING DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MARCH 16TH DUE TO BLIZZARD!

Please note:

  1. TIMING- Your organization may only submit one application per calendar year, either March or September.
  2. SUBMISSION- The application is updated on a yearly basis, so please make sure you are downloading the application for the calendar year in which you plan to apply. Applications and Reports are submitted via email as PDF documents. Only the 990 is sent by regular mail, as well.
  3. REQUESTS- All requests must be for General Operating Support, so please do not request funds for a specific program or project.
  4. 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 click here to download the 2017 application.