CHOP Cares Community Fund and Grants Program

Beyond their commitment to caring for children at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and in the CHOP Care Network, many CHOP employees have a strong connection to and are deeply involved in the surrounding communities. CHOP employees care about the Hospital’s patients and their families and many volunteer their time outside of work hours to promote health and wellness their community.

In recognition of this dedication to children in our community, CHOP encourages ongoing involvement by offering competitive grants to support employee volunteer efforts.* These grants come from the CHOP Cares Community Fund, which includes individual donations and Hospital contributions.

With the assistance of the Community Advisory Board, the Office of Community Relations awards grants to CHOP employees to fill a specific health or wellness-related need in one of the many Pennsylvania and New Jersey communities CHOP serves. Most grants are intended to help all children — not just CHOP patients — in the communities where they live, so projects are required to have an impact outside the walls of the Hospital and our Care Network locations. Some projects are implemented in collaboration with programs and experts already working with the targeted populations.

Grant projects have touched on everything from child literacy and eating better to helping children cope with disease, from reproductive health education to boosting kids’ activity levels and fighting obesity. Read more about some of these recent projects and how they're helping fulfill specific needs in the communities we serve.

If you are a current CHOP employee, please go to the CHOP intranet and search for “CHOP Community Grants Program” to learn how to apply. 

*Grants are awarded only to CHOP employees. Outside applications will not be accepted.

CHOP Community Advisory Board

In an effort to become even more engaged in communities throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey, CHOP established a Community Advisory Board. The Board consists of both CHOP employees and civic leaders who demonstrate an interest in improving the health and lives of children and families in their communities.

The mission of Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Community Advisory Board is to further promote the health and well-being of children and families in the communities we serve by coordinating, enhancing, recognizing and supporting — through the CHOP Cares Community Fund — the philanthropic and volunteer efforts of CHOP employees.

The board’s primary responsibility is to advise on the awarding of CHOP Cares Community Fund grants. The board also provides invaluable insight regarding partnerships or recommendations to help applicants optimize their ability to meet community needs.

CHOP Community Advisory Board:

  • David M. Rosenberg, David M. and Marjorie D. Rosenberg Foundation (Board Chair)
  • Adonis Banegas, Executive Director, Concilio
  • Aleshia Harrison, Shared Governance Manager and Clinical Nurse, CHOP
  • Alison Marx, Vice Chair Administration, Department of Pediatrics, CHOP
  • Deanna Galer, Director of Development, Maternity Care Coalition
  • Janice Harper, Program Coordinator, Medical Genetics and Metabolism, CHOP
  • John Chin, Executive Director, Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation
  • Kathleen Vickers, Hospitality Navigator, Patient and Family Services, CHOP
  • Kim Carter, Vice President, Strategic Partnerships, The Enterprise Center
  • Kyle Tribble, Community Relations Manager, Your Way Home
  • Lisabeth Henry, Director of Transplant Center and Healthy Weight Program, CHOP
  • Monica Jones, Family Consultant, Patient & Family Services, CHOP
  • Nyeema Watson, Associate Chancellor for Civic Engagement, Rutgers University, Camden
  • Obed Arango, Founder and Executive Director, Center for Culture, Art, Training, and Education (CCATE)
  • Quincy Greene, Youth Support Coordinator, College of Physicians of Philadelphia
  • Sharon Sutherland, Attending Physician, Cobbs Creek Care Network, CHOP
  • Susan Choi, Senior Director, Population Health, Health Care Improvement Foundation
  • Victoria Hosendorf, Executive Vice President, The Enterprise Center


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