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

Silvia Bakery II

Silvia Bakery II makes homemade cakes and sweets for every occasion.  It’s a woman-owned, minority-owned, mom and pop that’s been growing a loyal customer base in the Latin community for some time. The bakery draws people from all over the Delaware Valley looking for her specialties, particularly her cakes.

Restaurante y Lechonera Principe

Restaurante y Lechonera Principe is located on Cecil B Moore Avenue between American Street and 3rd Street.  It’s a mom and pop, minority-owned businesses run by a husband and wife team.  

Johnny’s All American Pizza

Johnny’s All American Pizza is located in the Port Richmond neighborhood of Philadelphia. They’re a local mom and pop pizza shop and have been around for almost 20 years.