Powered by United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey and in partnership with the City of Philadelphia, The Promise is an unprecedented coalition to build a better Philadelphia.

Poverty isn’t inevitable.

In 2020, United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey teamed up with the City of Philadelphia to launch a first of its kind collaboration between government, business, private philanthropy, and anchor institutions in an ambitious effort to reduce the poverty rate in Philadelphia and promote an equitable recovery from the pandemic.

With 100 years of driving change, United Way plays a unique role breaking down barriers and creating opportunity throughout our community.

Together, we are investing in solutions and partners that are ensuring Philadelphians get access to relief and provide them the pathway to the opportunity they so deeply deserve.

The work we are undertaking together – across the private sector and public sectors – but most importantly as a collective city – provides a model for how we can deliver immediate, equitable, and direct relief to families in Philadelphia.