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.

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South 9th Street Italian Market

The South 9th Street Italian Market is one of the oldest outdoor markets and is located on 9th Street in between Washington Avenue and Christian Street.

Ants Pants Cafe

Ants Pants is an Aussie-style cafe serving good local food in a cozy setting in South Philadelphia.

Balance Chestnut Hill

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.