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DA Krasner Announces Over $600,000 in Violence Prevention Grant Awards to 22 Community-Based Groups

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PHILADELPHIA (June 26, 2024) — District Attorney Larry Krasner along with the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office External Engagement and Government Affairs Division awarded on Wednesday $675,000 in violence prevention microgrants to nearly two dozen local non-profit groups. These awards come as Philadelphia enters the summer season, a time that has historically seen increases in gun violence.

The awardees are as follows:

  1. Beyond The Bars is awarded $50,000.
  2. Committed Community Mentors is awarded $20,000.
  3. Fathership Foundation is awarded $25,000.
  4. First Person Arts is awarded $50,000.
  5. New Leash On Life is awarded $30,000.
  6. P. Michael Boone Foundation is awarded $25,000.
  7. Raw Tools is awarded $50,000.
  8. The Apologues is awarded $50,000.
  9. Why Not Prosper is awarded $50,000.
  10. Blackwell Cultural Alliance is awarded $50,000.
  11. Elegance Xtreme is awarded $10,000.
  12. Father’s Day Rally Committee is awarded $50,000.
  13. Fruits of the Family Table is awarded $10,000.
  14. Mentor Leaders Produce Mentor Leaders is awarded $40,000.
  15. Philly Truce is awarded $15,000.
  16. Uplift Solutions is awarded $50,000.
  17. 100 Black Men of Philadelphia Inc. is awarded $15,000.
  18. Action for Justice Collective is awarded $10,000.
  19. Cambodian Association of Greater Philadelphia is awarded $25,000.
  20. Liberty Resources Inc. is awarded $15,000.
  21. Urban Nerds Foundation is awarded $10,000.
  22. We Embrace Fatherhood is awarded $25,000.

The application process for violence prevention grants is now closed. We will announce the next application process in the near future. DAO violence prevention grant funding, derived from the lawful and appropriate use of civil asset forfeiture, is distributed and audited by the Philadelphia Foundation.

Dustin Slaughter, [email protected]


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