Your investment makes the success of our students possible. There are many ways that your financial support can make a significant impact in the lives of our students.

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Ways to Give

Please mail your check, made payable to Philadelphia Futures, to:

Philadelphia Futures
230 S Broad St, 7th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Call Megan Shaeffer at 215-790-1666 ext. 439 to make a donation over the phone.

Make a secure gift online to Philadelphia Futures through Network for Good. Upon completion of your gift, you will receive an email receipt. You can choose to make a one-time gift or a recurring gift.

To make a gift of securities, please complete our Stock Transfer Form, which includes the information needed to initiate the transfer process. If you or your brokerage firm have questions about the transfer, contact Michael Johnson at 215-790-1666 ext. 417. Because donor information is not forwarded to Futures in the event of a transfer, the information provided on the Stock Transfer Form allows us to properly thank you for your generosity.

Contribute to Philadelphia Futures through your company’s United Way Campaign (United Way Donor Choice #802) or comparable workplace giving campaign. You can make a one-time contribution or ask to have payments made toward your pledge through convenient payroll deductions.

Double the impact of your gift! Check to see if your employer matches all or a portion of your gift. Request a matching gift form from your employer and send it completed with your gift. Our Employer Identification Number (EIN) is 23-1365983.

Support us while you shop! Go to smile.amazon.com and select Philadelphia Futures as your charitable recipient. Every time you make a purchase through Amazon Smile, a percentage of your total purchase will be given to Philadelphia Futures.

Philadelphia Futures is on the list of Educational Improvement Organizations approved for the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program offered through the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania’s EITC program awards tax credits to businesses that make contributions to educational improvement organizations or scholarship organizations.  Tax credits:  Are equal to 75% of a company’s contribution up to a maximum of $750,000 per taxable year; Can be increased to 90% of the contribution, if business agrees to provide same amount for two consecutive tax years. For more information, please contact Mary Anne Lucey, Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations at maryannelucey@philadelphiafutures.org or 215.790.1666, ext. 446.

What is EITC?

The PA Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) is a PA Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) program that provides state tax credits to eligible businesses for charitable contributions. Philadelphia Futures is approved as an Educational Improvement Organization (EIO) under the EITC program.

Who qualifies?

Any organization which pays:

  • Personal Income Tax
  • Capital Stock/Foreign Franchise Tax
  • Corporate Net Income Tax
  • Bank Shares Tax
  • Title Insurance & Trust Company Shares Tax
  • Insurance Premium Tax (excluding surplus lines, unauthorized, domestic/foreign marine)
  • Mutual Thrift Tax
  • Malt Beverage Tax
  • Retaliatory Fees under section 212 of the Insurance Company Law of 1921

How to apply

EITC guidelines and applications can be found here. 

What is the Alumni Challenge

The Philadelphia Futures Alumni Challenge, which launched on March 1, is shifting focus to meet unexpected financial and resource needs of our first-generation-to-college students from low-income families.

Due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, this is a very challenging time for Philadelphia Futures’ students and their families  We are asking college alumni to choose one of the following pay-it-forward opportunities to make a life-changing difference for a student today:

  • Cover the emergency expenses that students are facing right now. By donating to the Philadelphia Futures Student Opportunity Fund, you are allowing the organization to help with emergency expenses for students that, if not addressed, will prevent them from achieving college success. Please note “Opportunity Fund” when making your contribution by clicking here.
  • Close a financial gap for students  as they head off to college this year. Our high school seniors are finalizing college decisions during a very uncertain time. Help them make their college dreams come true by providing scholarship money to a deserving student. Click here to donate and please note “Scholarship” in your comments.

Thank you for partnering with us to turn first-generation-to-college students into college alumni.

For more information please contact Korinne Gerhart at 215-790-1666 ex. 439 or korinnegerhart@philadelphiafutures.org.

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Sponsor a Student

Sponsorships are a key part of our Sponsor-A-Scholar program. Sponsorship funds provide a powerful incentive for students while in high school. Once in college, the funds are a critical piece of the student’s overall financial aid package. Students use these additional funds for costs not covered by traditional financial aid, such as transportation, books, and meal plans.

To learn more about the Sponsor-A-Scholar program and sponsorships, call Korinne Gerhart at 215.790.1666 ext. 439. If you would like to become a sponsor, please complete the Sponsorship Pledge Agreement, which sets forth the terms of a sponsorship, and the Sponsor Profile Form by clicking here. 

Next Steps

Please return the Sponsor Pledge agreement to korinnegerhart@philadelphiafutures.org, or by mail, along with your first sponsorship payment, to Philadelphia Futures:

Philadelphia Futures
230 South Broad Street, 7th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Create a Scholarship

The rising cost of college presents a significant challenge for our students. Scholarships become a powerful tool to break down financial barriers to success in college, often by filling the cash gap between the cost of attendance and the financial aid package offered. By creating a scholarship, you can create a profound legacy and a make a lasting impact in the life of a student.

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Planned Giving

Leave a legacy for generations of Philadelphia students to come. Consider a gift through a will, trust, annuity, or life insurance.

Philadelphia Futures is a registered 501(c)(3) charity and your gift is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Donor Privacy Policy

Philadelphia Futures is committed to donor privacy and does not share donor information to third parties without permission of the donor. Additionally, we will not send mailings to our donors on behalf of other organizations. Any information requested from a donor is used to complete donor transactions, to recognize donors, to provide charitable tax information, and to communicate with the donor about Philadelphia Futures through print and electronic mail, and is voluntarily given. We respect any donor’s wish to remain anonymous and will exclude information from public recognition at their request.