What We Do

The Spruce Foundation is an all volunteer non-profit that cultivates next-gen leaders and philanthropists. The goal and mission of our organization is to give back to Philly youth. We raise money each year through events, small donations, and sponsorships to provide grants for emerging, youth-serving Philadelphia non-profits, making the city a better place to live for everyone a little bit more each year.

Our organization started in 2007 as a group of friends who wanted to maximize their giving impact. They met on Spruce Street (hence the name). What grew from that informal giving circle is a structured organization that annually gives back to incredible Philadelphia non-profits. Keeping our focus locally on Philadelphia ensures we are consistent with our main goal: supporting programs that empower, educate, and enrich the city’s best resource: its kids.

The Spruce Foundation is committed to becoming an actively anti-racist organization and integrating diverse, equitable, and inclusive approaches to all our operations, grantmaking, partnerships, and volunteer recruitment.

Check out our current and past grantees over the years for a snapshot of what we do and the organizations we support.