The Gordon Charter Foundation is committed to assisting healthcare, medical research, educational and other charitable organizations, primarily in the Greater Philadelphia area, that make a difference in improving the lives of people. The Foundation will have a particular interest in assisting organizations that serve people in need of help who are suffering from illness, poverty, abuse, aging, hunger, homelessness, or other challenges.

The Gordon Charter Foundation was founded in November 2009. However, the Trustees of the Foundation have been involved in the grantmaking and foundation world for decades.

Grantmaking and Application Process

The Gordon Charter Foundation has guidelines for making grants to non-profit charities. Please read and understand these guidelines prior to filling out an LOI.

For applicants wishing to be considered for a grant or submit a progress report, you will need to go to your portal in our online grants management system If you already have received a grant, your email will be your user id and you can set your password through the forgot password link. If you have not ever applied to the Foundation, you will set up a user ID and password by creating your organization through the grant application link.

Please read the Grant Application Process to understand it better and see if you qualify. Organizations who qualify and wishing to apply for a grant must follow the process as outlined below, submitting all information and forms through your online application portal.

All work and forms will be in your portal and available when appropriate. You will also be notified by emails if you are due or late.



New Grant Application Process

1. The first step will be to fill out an LOI in our online portal. Dependent on your response, you will be sent an email with either a link to complete a full grant application, or notice that you are not eligible to apply at this time.

Online Application and Reporting Portal


2. LOI applicants who are approved will be sent an email stating that a link is open to a current year’s grant application. Your same login credentials used to complete the LOI will be used to access the grant application in your online portal.

All applications must be accompanied by the required uploaded documents. This includes a workbook that must be filled in and uploaded into the appropriate application upload field. Download our financial Workbook Here, and complete both worksheets and upload in the application portal when completed. Many questions will prepopulate into your application and you only need to fill in the required new fields. This is where you can expand on your answers.

Workbook Download

3. Applicants selected to receive grants will be asked to confirm receipt of the funds received through your online application and reporting portal. You will be asked to verify that your tax status remains unchanged and sign a grant agreement.

4. All applicants receiving grants will be asked to provide follow up reports annually for multi year grants and once for one time grants within one year of the grant date. Grantees can submit this report when the funds are used no later than one year after receipt of a grant. Please describing in your report:

  • How the funds were used.
  • The impact this grant made.
  • The changes experienced from this grant.

All forms and grant history will be in your portal history.

Online Application and Reporting Portal

Remember to apply early each quarter as our Board agendas fill up quickly and you will be pushed to the next quarter if you complete and submit your application after  our agenda quota is full.