Spiral Q is a community of creatives who participate in an iterative process to build strong and equitable communities characterized by creativity, joy, can-do attitudes and the courage to act on their convictions.
Our grant will support SPARQ (in Schools) in which Spiral Q artists will be in residence at six public schools. Residencies will engage at least 1,500 students in grades K-8 through in-class youth development, civic engagement, academic and arts education.Learn More
University Community Collaborative prepares and supports youth and young adults to become confident, effective leaders and creates cultures that value and integrate the work of youth.
Our grant will support UCC's program: POPPYN to cultivate a cohort of citizen journalists, young people who are chronicling the issues that impact youth in Philadelphia as well as focusing on how Philly youth are responding to those challenges.Learn More
Health & Wellness
The Katie At The Bat Team is dedicated to empowering youth living in underserved Philadelphia neighborhoods to achieve their full potential through participation in programs that combine athletics, character development, nutrition education, leadership training and academic support.
Our grant will support school-year and summer programs and Katie at the Bat's' newest initiative: the Girls’ Leadership Project . The Leadership Project provides girls a way to stay connected with KATB and will help foster a positive impact on the girls’ long-term health and prospects.Learn More
The Support Center for Child Advocates works to advocate for victims of child abuse and neglect, with the goal of securing safety, justice, well-being and a permanent, nurturing environment for every child.
Our grant will support the LGBTQ Youth Project, through which the agency represents abused and neglected LGBTQ youth in the city’s courtrooms, secures social services for them, and educates the community, foster parents, and child-serving professionals on how best to meet the needs of at-risk LGBTQ youth.Learn More
The Spruce Foundation is pleased to announce our grant application will be released in December 2015. This shift will allow us to align our grantee cycle with the calendar year. We will continue to fund organizations that focus on Philadelphia's youth within our four program areas (Arts, Education, Health & Wellness, and LGBT). As further updates will be coming, please follow us on Facebook and Twitter, and join our mailing list!