The Center for Grieving Children Receives Grant from The Philadelphia Foundation
The Center for Grieving Children
PHILADELPHIA, PA, February 14, 2017 – The Center for Grieving Children has received a $25,000 grant from The Philadelphia Foundation to support and expand its services.
The general operating support grant will help ensure that more than 600 youth and 70 schools across Philadelphia receive free grief support services for children and families.
“We are grateful for this continued investment from The Philadelphia Foundation, which was announced by its President and CEO Pedro A. Ramos. These funds will ensure that more grieving children and families across our city have access to free support in the tragic aftermath of the death of a loved one,” said Darcy Walker Krause, Executive Director of The Center for Grieving Children. “This grant will empower children and families to find hope and to heal through their grief while honoring their deceased loved one’s memory.”
The grant, which recognizes that The Center for Grieving Children has met high performance benchmarks, was awarded through the Edward M. Story Memorial Fund, the Children’s Justice Fund and the William S. Lindsey Fund of The Philadelphia Foundation.
About The Philadelphia Foundation
One of America’s oldest community foundations (founded in 1918), The Philadelphia Foundation (TPF) is committed to improving the quality of life in the Pennsylvania counties of Greater Philadelphia (Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia). A foundation and public charity, TPF connects philanthropic resources to societal needs. TPF manages assets of approximately $390 million and more than 900 charitable funds established by its fund holders. To learn more, please visit www.philafound.org/.
About The Center for Grieving Children
The Center for Grieving Children was founded in 1995 at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children and incorporated as an independent nonprofit in 2000. The only organization of its kind based in the City of Philadelphia, The Center helps children grieving a death to heal and grow through their grief while strengthening families, communities and professionals’ understanding of how best to respond to their needs. To this end, The Center runs free grief groups for youth ages 5-25 in four locations and in partnership with schools across the city. It also provides training and support to schools, communities, and professionals who interact with grieving youth and families. To learn more about The Center, please visit www.grievingchildren.org