Resource Directory – Capital

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Community First Fund

Community First Fund is a private, independent non-profit Community Development Financial Institution whose mission is to provide capital in places where it is not usually available.

The Enterprise Center

The Enterprise Center’s mission is to cultivate and invest in minority entrepreneurs to inspire working together for economic growth in communities.

Leeway Foundation

The Leeway Foundation supports women and trans artists and cultural producers working in communities at the intersection of art, culture, and social change.

The Merchants Fund

The Merchants Fund is a Philadelphia charity established in 1854 to provide charitable gifts to business persons facing financial hardship.


Our mission is to spur investment, support business growth, and foster developments that create jobs, revitalize neighborhoods, and drive growth to every corner of Philadelphia

Velocity Fund

The Velocity Fund directly supports artists to organize ​new ​collaborative projects throughout the city of Philadelphia by awarding grants up to $5000.

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