This study was commissioned by the Philadelphia African American Leadership Forum (PAALF) with funding from the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey to better understand the challenges and value of African American-led nonprofits in Philadelphia.

We would like to thank the nonprofit leaders and local funders who completed the lengthy survey and/or who participated in a focus group or interview. We gained valuable information because of your participation.

We would also like to thank the members of the Philadelphia African American Leadership Forum for their efforts in developing the research study, assisting with improving the survey response rate, recruiting focus group participants, and reviewing drafts of the report.

Gratitude to Kelly Woodland for ensuring the successful completion of the research project and for advocating for its importance in our region.

Special Thanks to:
Romana Lee – Akiyama
Karima Bouchenafa
Edith Arrington
Charles Pernell Loftland
Farrah Samuel
Beverly Woods
Gregory Allen, PhD
Renata Cobbs Fletcher
Bernadine Watson
Staff of the Urban Affairs Coalition
Mark Sklarow
The Philadelphia Foundation
Umi Howard
Eric Grimes

This project is dedicated to the memory of Darryl Coates