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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Wondergy & The Potato Chip Challenge

At Wondergy they connect curiosity with learning, learning with science, and science with fun. They host birthday parties, school lectures and presentations, and they hold annual shows and festivals. The Potato Chip Challenge was created by a now retired Physics teacher to stimulate creative thinking.

Crane Arts
crane arts

Crane Arts is a renovated industrial building located in the Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia, they rent space to businesses, local artists, and cultural nonprofits, hold exhibitions, and support Tyler School of Art Alumni.

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.