East Mount Airy Neighbors Grants

EMAN Community Fund 2018

The East Mount Airy Neighbors (EMAN) Community Fund strategically supports nonprofits located in or serving East Mount Airy that are actively providing innovative and sustainable programs to improve the health, welfare and quality of life for Northwest Philadelphia communities.

The four priority areas for the fund are:

  • Aging

  • Building Community

  • Children and Youth

  • Mental Health and Intellectual Disabilities

Learn more (PDF) about the EMAN Fund's goals and strategies.

For nonprofits serving this community

Northwest Philadelphia

Priority given to

Organizations located in or serving the EMAN neighborhood (bounded by Stenton Avenue, Washington Lane, Germantown Avenue and Cresheim Valley Drive).

At least 25% of program clients must live in the East Mt.  Airy Neighborhood.

Priority will be given to:

  • Organizations serving the south end of East Mt Airy, especially between Pleasant Street and Washington Lane

  • Delivering programs that align with "Mt. Airy 2025" goals/strategies

  • Organizations serving people with disabilities


  • Operating budget under $4 million

  • 501c3 status (or those with a fiscal sponsor who has 501c3 status)

  • One year of financial data

Amount of Grants

$5,000 to $50,000

Types of Projects Funded

The fund will support work in four priority areas: aging, building community, children and youth, and mental health and intellectual disabilities.

Grants are available for:

  • General Operating Support

  • Program Support

  • A Community Idea/Important Solution

See the Letter of Interest application for specific criteria for each funding stream.

Application deadline

Complete the Letter of Interest Application by April 6, 2018.

East Mount Airy Neighbors Grants Process


Step 1. Determine Eligibility

Carefully review the criteria listed above and on the Letter of Interest application: This grant opportunity is ONLY for organizations located in or serving Northwest Philadelphia, with a priority for the area represented by EMAN (bounded by Stenton Avenue, Washington Lane, Germantown Avenue and Cresheim Valley Drive).


Step 2. Apply

Complete the Letter of Interest Application.

Follow Up

Step 3. Follow Up

Organizations submitting successful Letters of Interest will be invited to submit a full application.


Step 4. Report

Please submit a one page narrative report detailing how the funds were used and the impact on your organization.