Connelly Foundation seeks to foster learning and to improve the quality of life in the Greater Philadelphia area. The Foundation supports local non-profit organizations in the fields of education, health and human services, arts and culture and civic enterprise.
Recognizing that the Foundation's past investments in education have yielded some of its most rewarding results, Learning has become the cornerstone of its mission and a uniting umbrella covering all of its philanthropic interests. The Foundation also endeavors to Improve the Quality of Life in the Philadelphia area by promoting a culture of opportunity and civility.
The Foundation’s mission is pursued through a dual approach to grantmaking. It responds to proposals from either established or promising non-profit organizations involved in intellectual, moral, social and cultural development at all stages of life. The Foundation also works proactively, developing Initiatives in collaboration with the high schools and parish elementary schools of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.
Ever mindful of the spirit of its founders, John and Josephine Connelly, and inspired by their faith, vision and courage, the Foundation assists members of the community attain more fulfilling and productive lives by providing incentives to learn, encouragement to achieve and reasons to hope.