Volunteer in the Arts - Be a Grant Panelist!

In partnership with the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (PCA), the Cultural Alliance administers two grant programs:


A career as a professional fundraiser can be exciting and fulfilling, as well as demanding and stressful. While every fundraiser is pursuing the same objective--to raise money-- each job is unique.

Robert Evans: Why Giving to the Arts Matters

Philadelphia is a case in point why, on so many levels, donors “invest” in nonprofit arts and culture organizations. Whether it is the Constitution Center or the Philadelphia Orchestra, these institutions promote tourism, help local merchants, create jobs, and grow the local economy. That’s to say nothing of how the arts can stir souls, broaden horizons, educate the heart and mind, and create new life opportunities.

2014 Franklin Forum

Franklin Forum is the premier, one-day educational and networking event for Development Professionals in the Philadelphia area. Drawing more than 400 individuals each year, the Franklin Forum offers new perspectives to development professionals and fundraising volunteers working on behalf of nonprofit organizations of all sizes and types.

2-for-1 Offer and $130 Discount to National Arts Marketing, Development & Ticketing Conference

Members of theGreater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance are entitled a $130 registration discount to the National Arts Marketing, Development and Ticketing Conference: Thursday, March 20 - Saturday, March 22, 2014 presented by Arts Reach at the Kimmel Center on the campus of New York University in New York City.

Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance Distributes Over $90,000 in State Grants to Local Arts Groups

Today the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance announced $92,372 in grants to be distributed to 62 arts groups and artists in the Greater Philadelphia five-county region at an award ceremony held at PECO's offices in Center City.

You're Invited!

January 20th, 2014 marks 1 year since we first launched GroundSwell to "do something good for a change" in Greater Philly, and it's also the 19th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service! Join us at RUBA Club (414 Green Street, Philadelphia)* to celebrate GroundSwell and party the night away after your day of service projects and volunteer work!

#GivingTuesday Wrap-Up

On Tuesday, December 3, people across the country (and even the world) paused to give back to their communities as part of the #GivingTuesday movement.

#GivingTuesdayPHL: An Overwhelming Response for STAMP

A huge thank you to all who contributed to the STAMP #GivingTuesday campaign on December 3!! It was a tremendous success and, because of our generous donors, STAMP will have a significant impact on the lives of Philadelphia's teens.

Local Businesses Giving Back

On December 3, 2013, the nation will pause from the flurry of holiday activities to give back to our communities. People are taking a moment from their day to do something good – support a favorite charity, write a letter to a nursing home patient, read a book to schoolchildren. But, did you know that local businesses are getting on board as well?