Our next grant deadline will be announced in the winter of 2018.
Get the applications below by downloading the PDF Application, click on the link and “save as” to your computer. You may also fill out the online application and submit your supplemental materials separately. Please submit your supplemental materials by email to email@example.com or mail to 1528 Walnut St. Ste. 1004, Philadelphia, PA 19102. Please note: all supplemental materials must be submitted by the same date as your electronic submission. If you are mailing documents to our physical address, please make sure the postmarked date coincides with the date of your electronic submission.
The Merchants Fund is committed to providing for the economic needs of the merchant community with modest grants. Merchants must be located in Philadelphia for a minimum of three years.Business Stabilization grants of up to $10,000 are available to help small businesses remain stable and viable in the face of economic challenges, changes and crisis. The application process is competitive. There is no guarantee of an award. We recommend that merchants explore other funding sources simultaneously to the grant application process. Before you complete your application, please make sure to read the eligibility requirements and information about the application process here.
Loan Match Grant:
The Merchants Fund is committed to providing for the economic needs of the merchant community with modest grants. Merchants must be located in Philadelphia for a minimum of three years. Grants of between $1,000 and $20,000 are available to current merchants in several forms, including Business Loan matches from accredited government programs and banks. Loan matches may not be used to pay off debts or existing loans or a loan to be obtained. We recommend starting the loan application simultaneously to the application to TMF. Before you complete your application, please make sure to read the eligibility requirements and information about the application process here.
Special Group Grant
Please note this grant is temporarily suspended.
The Merchants Fund selectively awards grants to foster the betterment of a group of merchants in a corridor or in a certain business district. Applications are on a case-by-case basis and deadlines are revolving. Get more information on Special Group Grants or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
For all applicants:
After you submit your application The Merchants Fund may request more information or follow up with further questions. For an idea of what some of those questions might be, please refer to our Preliminary Interview Sample Questions.