$25,000 Grant Awarded from Eagles Social Justice Fund of the Philadelphia Foundation
December 19, 2019 - The Eagles Social Justice Fund of the Philadelphia Foundation announced a $25,000 grant to the Philadelphia Bar Foundation in support of the Philadelphia Equal Justice Center.
The Eagles Social Justice Fund was established in 2018 to provide grants to Philadelphia-area nonprofit organizations that work to reduce barriers to equal opportunity, including initiatives related to education, community and police relations, poverty, and racial equality.
Funding from the Eagles Social Justice Fund will support the collaborative efforts in the Equal Justice Center (EJC) of high-quality civil legal aid nonprofits who provide free or low-cost legal and social services to individuals and families in Philadelphia. By co-locating through the EJC, these organizations will collectively confront interlocking issues more effectively, which is life-changing for those seeking multiple legal services. The EJC will also enable Philadelphia's legal aid system to sustain and improve its operations and enhance its ability to meet client needs, and is expected to generate billions in aggregate benefit for Philadelphia over the next 25 years.
“Our Foundation is proud to be among the recipients of this extraordinary grant,” said Jessica Hilburn-Holmes, Executive Director of the Philadelphia Bar Foundation. “All of these organizations are making a significant social and economic impact and doing great work in our city.”
Read about all the awardees on the Philadelphia Eagles Website.