Independence Foundation’s mission is to support organizations that provide services to people who do not ordinarily have access to them. With a strong focus on health, the Foundation invests in people and programs that enrich the life experiences of the residents of the Philadelphia area. In addition to health care, the Foundation extends its funding to human services, legal aid and arts & culture, building on the belief that a region that promotes physical well-being, provides equal access to services, values justice, and appreciates the arts will thrive for generations to come.
"Go in Search of people, find out what
they know, build on what you learn"
— Indian proverb
CANINE PARTNERS FOR LIFE
FRIENDS OF FARMWORKERS
We believe in bolstering the well-being of the region by supporting a variety of opportunities for involvement and participation in the arts.
We support the creation of new artistic theatre performances.
PIG IRON THEATRE COMPANY
Our Arts fellowships provide an opportunity for exceptional artists to take a key step forward in their professional development.
Artists are encouraged to be creative in discovering the best possible way to expand their artistic horizons.
There are no set boundaries for what is possible or what types of projects might be funded.
We fund organizations who make accessible high quality, comprehensive primary care to those in the
who are otherwise
We support programs that empower less advantaged residents of the Philadelphia area to achieve self-sufficiency by providing the most basic of needs.
STUDENTS RUN PHILLY STYLE
We support organizations that address civil legal issues confronting individuals from diverse populations including people who are indigent, elderly, disabled or homeless.
WOMEN'S LAW PROJECT
We believe that senior attorneys in the public interest law sector, and indirectly their clients, would benefit from the opportunity for a hiatus from this demanding work. To that end, the Foundation created a two month sabbatical fellowship for senior attorneys with over ten years in the sector.
SENIOR LAW CENTER
Through Fellowships the Foundation enables some of the best and brightest law school graduates to come to the Philadelphia area and obtain employment with a local organization that provides free legal services to the underserved.