The Merchants Fund is a Philadelphia charity established in 1854 to provide charitable gifts to business persons facing financial hardship. Our Mission is to provide financial assistance to current and past merchants in Philadelphia.

The Featured Stories

Mariposa Food Co-op
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Mariposa Food Co-op is a grocery co-op owned by its members in west Philadelphia. They strive to provide residents of West Philadelphia and beyond with information and access to food, especially healthy, locally-grown or otherwise sustainably-produced products.

ReAnimator Coffee
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ReAnimator Coffee was started by two former corporate types that went out on their own to do what they love. They have two cafés, a retail and wholesale business, and they are experienced roasters.

Neighborhood Potters
Sandi Pierantozzi and Neil Patterson of Neighborhood Potters, 2034 Fairmount Ave in Philadelphia are photographed in front of their studio on Thursday, September 3, 2015. Funding from various sources allowed them to renovate the exterior of this building.  ( ALEJANDRO A. ALVAREZ / Staff Photographer )

Sandi and Neil are the proprietors and operators of Neighborhood Potters located in the heart of the Fairmount neighborhood on the Avenue.