We can’t afford to watch hundreds of thousands of our neighbors struggle to choose between paying rent and buying groceries, life-saving medications or keeping the lights on.
$10M+
INVESTMENT
Through a combination of funds from the city and essential donors, we aim to invest $10 million annually for the next five years.
100k
OUT OF CRISIS
This is an ambitious goal but we're committed to thinking big. Through collective city-wide efforts, our goal is see 100,000 Philadelphians rise above—and stay above—the poverty line.
25%
LESS POVERTY
100,000 fewer people in poverty means a 25% drop in Philly’s overall poverty rate.
1.5M+
LIVES IMPROVED
Reducing poverty means a thriving economy, larger tax base, safer neighborhoods, stronger workforce, and a better, more equitable Philadelphia.

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