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Economic justice

Our office invests in evidence-based programs and organizations that advance economic opportunities for our most vulnerable populations. These are some of the organizations we fund.

Benefits Data Trust (BDT)

BDT connects people with low incomes to critical benefits and services. Since 2008, CEO and BDT have partnered to operate BenePhilly, a free program that has connected over 119,000 Philadelphians with public benefits to help pay for essential goods and services, like groceries, healthcare, and utility bills, bringing over $1 billion to households throughout the city.

Campaign for Working Families (CWF)

CWF is committed to helping working families and individuals achieve economic empowerment by providing free tax preparation, resource building, and asset development.

CLS‘s mission is to fight poverty, challenge systems that perpetuate injustice, and change lives through cutting-edge advocacy and exceptional legal representation. CLS assists clients when they face the threat of losing their homes, incomes, health care, and even their families.


Clarifi‘s mission is to create hope by helping people identify and secure the most important assets in their lives. It provides free financial counseling services including debt reduction, credit repair, foreclosure prevention, and budgeting.

City of Philadelphia Department of Public Health

Public Health’s Lead and Healthy Homes Program works to improve the health and safety of housing in Philadelphia by working with families, homeowners, and landlords to reduce lead hazards in homes, and providing home inspection and remediation to eligible families.

City of Philadelphia Department of Parks & Recreation

Parks & Rec runs six older adult centers throughout the city. The centers help older residents have fulfilling and independent lives, both at home and in their communities. For adults aged 55 and older, they offer healthy meals, recreational and educational programs, health promotion, transportation, and social services.

JEVS Human Services

JEVS believes in giving people possibilities—opportunities to be self-sufficient and satisfied. It focuses on individuals with physical, developmental, and emotional challenges, as well as those facing adverse socio-economic conditions, including unemployment and underemployment.

City of Philadelphia Office of Homeless Services (OHS)

OHS works together with more than 60 homeless housing and service providers, as well as city, state, and federal government groups, to make up Philadelphia’s homeless service system. This system provides emergency housing and aid to people who are experiencing homelessness and those at risk of homelessness.

Philadelphia Youth Network (PYN)

PYN is a solutions-builder forging together significant players to alleviate a root cause of poverty by preparing 12-24-year-olds to become productive working adults. Its work is grounded in the understanding that young people need access to both education and employment, proven factors in being prepared for a career.