Connelly Foundation

Primary Contact: 
Josephine C. Mandeville, President and CEO
One Tower Bridge
W. Conshohocken, PA 19428
Type of Funder: 
Areas of Interest Description: 

Interested in partnering with organizations based in Pennsylvania area, specifically Philadelphia as well as in counties surrounding this area.

If the organization had pre-existing [and hence, direct] relationship with the founders John and Josephine Connelly, funding will be allocated regardless if they are located in the Philadelphia area or not.

Geographic Focus: 
Geographic Focus Limitations: 

Primarily provides grants for Pennsylvania based organizations, but has a history of providing funding for organizations based in California, New Jersey, New York, Delaware, Texas, Maryland, Delaware, and Washington D.C.

Total Annual Giving: 

$70 million

Application Procedures: 

Non Profit Organizations must submit written proposals. These proposals must include:

  • An executive summary of the project that outlines its goals, financial requirements, and current status
  • A brief history of the organization, as well as its current operating budget and annual report
  • An IRS 990 Form, as well as two recently audited financial statements
  • A detailed proposal plan that outlines the project's objectives, budget, time table related to its eventual implementation,  and  the intended targeted population
  • What outcome is anticipated and expected
  • Previously committed and prospective financial support for this project, including the names of the sources and amounts
  • Plans that describe how the proposed project will be funded on a continual basis
  • Names and occupations of all directors or trustees
  • A listing of key staff and their qualifications, and resume’ of project officer.
  • Copy of the Federal Internal Revenue Service determination letter granting tax exemption status.


Funding Limitations Description: 

Will not provide funding for individuals


Selected Grants: 

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Camden, NJ 2003:  $20,000

Catholic Relief Services, MD 2005:  $100,000

Catholic Social Services  of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, PA 2005: $1,500,000


City/Metropolitan Area: 
Annual Giving: