Mayor's Office of Grants

Our mission is to increase the City’s capacity and capability to compete for federal, state and philanthropic sector grants and to manage grant dollars with integrity and transparency. This office supports City Departments by working with them to improve coordination and collaboration, to evaluate the effectiveness of grant-funded projects, and to assist with grant writing when appropriate.

All City Department, Office and Agency heads shall comply, and ensure the compliance by their staff, with Executive Order No 2-12 and subsequently issued policies of the Mayor’s Office of Grants: such as the new policy requiring all City departments and agencies to go through this Office to gain approval for all competitive grant applications before they are submitted to federal & state governments or philanthropic entities.

If you are a City of Philadelphia employee and you are a planning to apply for a competitive grant on behalf of your department or agency, please complete this form. We will respond to your request within 48 hours.

If you are an external organization asking for a Mayoral letter of support for a grant, please complete this form. We will respond to your request within 48 hours.

Maari Porter
Chief Grants Officer
Christine Piven, Ph.D.
Deputy Chief Grants Officer
Jocelyn J. Arnold
Grant Officer
Office Information
Mayor’s Office of Grants
Municipal Services Building
14th Floor
1401 JFK Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19102-1884
Phone:(215) 686-9022
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