Where Can I Donate Money?

Consider making a holiday gift to one of the many philanthropic causes in the Philadelphia area.

The holidays can be a great time to make a charitable donation to a worthwhile cause in the Delaware Valley.

Below are some organizations to consider donating to this holiday season.

Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation

A donation to Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation, based in Wynnewood, helps bring lifesaving treatments to children with cancer. To date, ALSF has funded more than 250 research projects at more than 70 institutions.

Boy Scouts of America: Cradle of Liberty Council

The Boy Scouts of America: Cradle of Liberty Council, headquartered in Wayne, serves more than 17,000 young people in Philadelphia, Montgomery, and Delaware Counties. 

Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania

GSEP is the largest girl-serving organization in Pennsylvania and serves 41,000 girls in partnership with 15,000 volunteers in Berks, Bucks, Carbon, Chester, Delaware, Lehigh, Montgomery, Northampton and Philadelphia counties.

Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger

Your tax-deductible contribution to the Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger helps to feed local people in need and find sustainable solutions to end hunger in our region.

Jenkins Arboretum

Jenkins Arboretum, a non-profit organization, is a 20 acre property that is open to the public, free of charge, since 1976. 


MANNA is a non-profit, volunteer-intensive organization, founded in 1990, to serve men and women who are at acute nutritional risk and battling any life-threatening illness.

Morris Arboretum

Located in Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, Morris is the official arboretum of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Its 92 acres contain many of Philadelphia's oldest, rarest, and largest trees. 

Natural Land Trust

Headquarted in Media, The Natural Land Trust saves and preserves thousands of acres of open space in eastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey each year. 


Help Philadbundance fight hunger in nine counties across the Delaware Valley, by making a monetary donation. 

The Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society

Paws is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping Philadelphia’s homeless, abandoned, and unwanted animals.

The Philadelphia Red Cross

The Red Cross offers disaster relief, collects blood, teaches life saving skills, and assists the military and their families. 

Project H.O.M.E

Project H.O.M.E is a non-profit organization that provides housing, employment opportunities, medical care, and education to homeless men and women in Philadelphia.

SHARE Food Program

Since 1986, SHARE has been providing nutritious food to a network of 550 food cupboards and 250 host organizations each month.

Tyler Arboretum

Tyler Arboretum is a non-profit, 650 acre public garden located in Media, Delaware County. Since 1944, Tyler Arboretum has offered 20 miles of hiking trails through woodlands, wetlands, and meadows.

Is there a local organization that you plan to donate to which is not mentioned here?
Please share it with Patch in the comments below. 

Intheweeds November 26, 2012 at 03:56 PM
The Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame is a wonderful, all-volunteer effort dedicated to preserving, protecting and eventually presenting our rich regional sports history. Learn more and donate at: http://www.phillyhall.org/patrons.html
Anne Ewing November 28, 2012 at 02:39 PM
Please note: If you contribute to the Boy Scouts of America, you are contributing to a group which strongly discriminates against boys who are gay and boys who follow faiths other than Christianity. However, in the local area there is one troop, #1719, which is specifically organized to include all boys without reference to sexuality or religious faith. #1719 is based at First United Methodist Church of Germantown. Contributions to Boy Scout troop #1719 can be sent to the church at 6001 Germantown Ave, 19144.
Paula December 09, 2012 at 01:52 PM
Pals For Life brings pets (dogs, cats, rabbits etc.) to visit local nursing homes, rehabilitation centers and mental health centers. It goes to colleges during final exams, which helps the students reduce stress. It goes to libraries and schools, where children read books to them and improve their skills and self esteem. They need donations in order to bring pets to those who need them. Visit www.palsforlife.org, call 610/687-1101 or email Paula@palsforlife.org. Their holiday wish list also includes donations of rabbit food, dog treats, cat food...and volunteers.
Tracy Pulos December 12, 2012 at 03:17 PM
RADNOR CONSERVANCY is another worthy local non-profit which is hoping for community support! In addition to their core mission of working to preserve open space by helping real estate brokers, landowners, & prospective buyers understand the benefits of conservation easements, they also advocate at the township level for the improvement and strengthening of our conservation development & shade tree ordinances. They have helped support small community-based citizen groups with park improvements & trail maintenance. Their “Big Tree Program” works to plant and protect shade trees in Radnor - and expects to have well over 150 trees in the ground by year's end. They fund environmentally-based educational programs and materials in the public schools, and present additional educational programming for children & adults throughout the year, covering a variety of environmental issues. They are part of a larger coalition working on the expansion of the Radnor Trail and promoting other trail enhancement & expansion projects. And they are poised to advocate for the township to purchase crucial scenic & environmentally sensitive portions of the “Ardrossan” estate, when the opportunity arises... because that opportunity will only arise once... Visit http://www.radnorconservancy.org/events-2 to view their extensive list of programs and please choose the tab at the top of the page for more details about joining! Or contact them at 610-688-8202 or radnor.conservancy@comcast.net
Jim Martz December 25, 2012 at 10:29 PM
Donate to me....As a single father raising three teenagers on all by myself, times are tough. Devoted Dads, Inc...works if your uncomfortable sending money to me... PO Box 726 Rising Sun, Md. 21911 Jim, MJ, Jimbo and Brennan thank you in advance....any amount is appreciated . God Bless


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