Fostering innovation in the fields of Arts & Culture, Human Services, Health and Education in the Philadelphia region. We fund projects that embrace the entrepreneurial spirit and strive to improve lives in the five-county area.


Funding Updates

September 2014 LOI Deadline: To learn about the deadline for submitting letters of intent (LOI) for Planning Grants to be considered for the Foundation's September 2014 board agenda, click here.

Please note that the LOI process for the June 2014 board meeting has closed. Organizations will be notified the week of March 3rd if they are invited to submit a full application for consideration for the Foundation's June 2014 board agenda.

What's New

2013 Community Fund: The Barra Foundation is pleased to announce its 2013 Community Fund grants, which acknowledge and advance the work of exemplary nonprofit organizations in the five-county Philadelphia region. Together, these grants represent an investment of more than $2 million in the local nonprofit sector over the next two years.  For a list of grantees and more information about the Community Fund, click here.