Merchants Fund of Philadelphia
The Merchants Fund is a part of the fabric of Philadelphia. As the Chair of the organization’s board, Bruce is extremely proud of the way the Merchants Fund links its resources with neighborhoods and corridors throughout the city to help merchants in need. Its direct grants can breathe new life into a small business in need of help, and create continuity for the owner, the employees, their families and the Philadelphia community as a whole.
The Merchants Fund has a long and proud history in Philadelphia of helping merchants when the chips are down, however circumstances may have led to that point. The resurgence of the food and food related businesses (urban farming, food trucks, neighborhood restaurants, corner groceries) in Philadelphia has taken on a life of its own. The Fund is very involved in this industry as it is so critical in bringing neighborhoods together, and to the attention of the greater community.
Executive Director, Patricia Blakely, is all about Philadelphia. She has her fingers in every pie, and takes great joy in directing the Merchants Fund’s efforts to make a difference to businesses in need.
Learn more at http://merchantsfund.org/