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Poverty isn’t inevitable.  

With your support, we can give children and families more opportunities to succeed. 

United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey invests in big ideas. Ideas that strengthen communities, ignite conversation and expand opportunities. In addition to the Impact Fund, explore our other offerings that tackle poverty at its core.

The Promise

Philadelphia is the poorest big city in the nation. Let’s change that. 

In 2020, United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey teamed up with the City of Philadelphia to launch The Promise—a first-of-its-kind collaboration between government, business, philanthropy, and anchor institutions. 

With a $10M initial investment from the City of Philadelphia bolstered by matching dollars from the private sector, the Promise will create and support opportunities for an equitable recovery from the pandemic. 



Social Venture Partners Philadelphia

Reimagine Giving with SVP Philadelphia

Through SVP Philadelphia, United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey is helping partners use their insights and expertise to fight poverty. 

SVP Philadelphia is a community of partners committed to mobilizing people and leveraging resources to reduce intergenerational poverty in our region. When you get involved with SVP Philadelphia, you’ll join a global network of engaged philanthropists driven to support meaningful change.

 REimagine giving with svp philly

The Knowledge Center

The region’s go-to hub for continuous measurement, accountability, and learning in the collective poverty fight.

Brought to you by United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey, the Knowledge Center will maximize the value of large initiatives aimed at achieving scaled economic mobility investments. It will also dramatically increase our region’s understanding of the drivers of poverty and what impact investments yield.

Coming soon.