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

Bella Forte: Boxes, Bookbinding, and Letterpress
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Bella Forte is located South Philadelphia near the Point Breeze neighborhood, the shop focuses on the fine craft of bookbinding, hand-crafted presentation boxes, and letterpress designs.

Alba Grocery Store
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Alba’s Grocery store is a corner grocery located just above the North Philadelphia neighborhood in Huntington Park.

Balance Chestnut Hill
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Expanding their home base space, as well as, planning more off-site opportunities creates a wider brush stroke for Balance in the Chestnut Hill community and beyond.