The Caroline Alexander Buck Foundation strives to improve the quality of life for children in the greater Philadelphia metropolitan area.

We provide core grants and transformational grants to charitable organizations that provide education and social services support to children and their families.

Tax-exempt organizations providing direct services to children and their families that align with the Foundation’s mission may apply for a core grant or a transformational grant.  Core grants are typically awarded for general operating expenses and specific projects with annual grant sizes ranging from $10,000 to $50,000.  Transformational grants are awarded to developing organizations and established organizations engaged in capacity building.  While capacity building takes many forms, it generally involves moving the organization to the next level of operational, programmatic, financial, or organizational maturity in order to advance the organization’s mission more effectively and efficiently.  Transformational grants are generally awarded as two-year grants with annual grant sizes ranging from $50,000 to $100,000.

The Directors meet twice a year in the spring and fall to review grant requests.  Grant requests should be submitted by January 31, 2023 for consideration in the spring and July 31,2023 for consideration in the fall.

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If you have a question regarding the receipt of your grant proposal or further inquiries, please email