Parent and Child Reading Together

                                                                                                                                                   Photo: Springboard Collaborative (Philadelphia, PA)


The Claneil Foundation recognizes that societal change takes much longer than a single grant period.  While Community Fund grantee partners can return to the Claneil Foundation for funding, grantee partners in other Foundation grant programs do not have this option. In order to provide an opportunity for grantee partners in these “other” grant programs to seek additional funding, the Claneil Foundation developed The Partnership Fund.

Organizations that have received funding within the past 10 years from any of the following grant programs are eligible to submit letters of intent:

  • Emerging Leaders Fund
  • Critical Issue Fund (former grant program)
  • Partnership Fund
  • Special Project Fund (former grant program)
  • Proactive Grant Program (former grant program)

The Partnership Fund supports past grantee partners (from the grant programs listed above) who, in their continuing evolution, are initiating organization-wide change to increase their impact.  The impetus for the change should be driven by the voices of those closest to the issues the organization seeks to address.  Please note that this grant program does not fund changes in internal structures such as leadership transitions.  The Partnership Fund awards $165,000 in general operating grants disbursed over three years. (Annual $55,000 funding disbursements to grantee partners organizations are determined based on performance demonstrated in yearly reporting.) In addition, each grantee partner has access to $10,000 in professional development/wellness funds to support the executive director and/or organization.

Please note: if a deadline falls on a weekend, please submit by the following business day. 

  • Online LOI Submissions: April 30 - June 1.
  • Application Invitation Notification: July 15
  • Application Deadline (for invited applicants): August 15
  • Grant Award Notification: November 15
  • Please contact Andrea Bretting at if you have any questions.