The Lenfest Foundation supports Philadelphia youth and young adults in the following areas:

Middle School Out-of-School Time Programming High-quality programs that provide middle school students with opportunities for career exposure, a strong connection to a caring adult and a positive transition into high school. 

Career Pathways:  High-quality career pathways that equip youth and young adults with the necessary knowledge, skills, experiences and credentials to succeed in the twenty-first-century economy. 

We invest only in organizations providing services in Philadelphia

Applications are accepted by invitation only.


Please note that the Lenfest Foundation does not support special fundraising events or sponsorship activities such as purchasing tickets, tables or advertisements. The Lenfest Foundation also does not award grants or loans to individuals.



Photo: University City Science Center