25% rise out of poverty
Our Collective Goal
100,000 fewer people experiencing poverty in Philadelphia
100K fewer experiencing poverty

A better Philadelphia for us all.

We can’t afford to be the poorest big city in America. And yet, we are.

23% of us live on less than $26,000 a year for a family of four, and 11% live on less than half that. That’s over 350,000 people living every day in financial crisis.

The Promise is a multi-year initiative to raise funds and invest in our city so we can face poverty head-on. Our goal is to work alongside Philadelphians to increase their income and build sustainable careers.

Plan of Action

of our community is affected
children in Philadelphia live in poverty
The Promise is powered by United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey, The City of Philadelphia, and you.

Find a service near you.

Our community partners stand ready to ensure you receive services and support to help increase your income and offset costs.

FIND A free service NEAR YOU

The Promise is centered on partnerships. Meet the grantees helping us scale proven strategies to tackle poverty head-on.
Latino Equitable Development Collective
Latino Equitable Development Collective
South Broad Partnership
South Broad Partnership
No One Left Behind Coalition
No One Left Behind Coalition
Record Clearing & Employment
Record Clearing & Employment