First Up has earned the support of many local foundations to provide valuable funding for quality improvement, professional development, race and equity work, trauma-informed care, and general operations. First Up is deeply grateful to the following foundations for their support of our work and their generosity.

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William Penn Foundation

We believe that all children deserve access to high-quality education. Our grantmaking focuses on dramatically increasing the number of children from Philadelphia’s low-income communities who experience academic success.

The Vanguard Strong Start for Kids Program™

The Vanguard Strong Start for Kids Program™ was established in 2015 to harness the collective power of charitable giving by Vanguard and our crew. Its broad objective: to start kids off right.

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United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey

Powered by the community, for the community. Improve the lives of children and families in the Greater Philadelphia region. Join the collective fight to end poverty and expand opportunity for all.

PNC Grow Up Great

Since 2004, PNC Grow Up Great® has been helping children from birth through age five develop a passion for learning that lasts a lifetime. We recently announced an additional $150 million to extend the program, now a $500 million initiative!

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Other Foundations supporting work at First Up:

To find out how your foundation or organization can support First Up, please contact Ken Wesler, Director of Development & Communications.

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