Donors & Sponsors

The Philadelphia Citizen is 501(c)(3) organization and is fully funded by the generous support of our corporate and foundation partners, and the citizens of Philadelphia.


Whether you are a foundation looking to support democracy and solutions-journalism or an institution that values civic engagement and citizenship, we will work with you to find the perfect opportunity for partnership! Sponsor an event series, offer in-kind donations, or support Citizen editorial department and programming with the recognition that you deserve.

If your organization subscribes to The Philadelphia Citizen’s belief that promoting greater civic engagement and informed discourse is a direct route to a better and more productive Philadelphia, let’s talk. Corporate and foundation donors play no role in guiding the journalism produced by The Citizen.

To learn more about sponsor and partnership opportunities with The Philadelphia Citizen, please contact Director of Sales & Philanthropy Kristin Long at [email protected] or call (609)-602-0145. You can also send a message straight to her inbox below.



The Citizen acknowledges the generosity of the visionary donors who made a commitment of $10,000 & up prior to our launch in September 2015:

Pat Croce
The Governor’s Woods Foundation
Robert E. Keith
Wayne Kimmel
John S. & James L. Knight Foundation
The Lenfest Foundation
Larry Magid
Jeremy Nowak
Russell Palmer
The Philadelphia Foundation
The Pamela + Ajay Raju Foundation
Bruce Schimmel


Thank you to the following institutions for their generous support of The Philadelphia Citizen in 2022.

Ballard Spahr LLP
Brandywine Realty Trust
Cobbs Creek Healthcare
Comcast NBCUniversal
Darco Capital
Dechert LLP
Diversified Search Group
Fanatics Foundation
FS Foundation
Glenmede Trust Company
Henry L. Kimelman Family Foundation
Independence Blue Cross
Morgan Lewis LLP
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
PECO Exelon Corporation
Spring Point Partners
The Lenfest Institute for Journalism
The Philadelphia Foundation
The Pamela + Ajay Raju Foundation
Thomas Skelton Harrison Foundation
The University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School
United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey

And these individuals:
Andrea and Ken Frazier
Charisse Lillie
Osagie and Losenge Imasogie
Richard G. Phillips Jr.
Robert and Margot Keith
The Edward Dennis Family
Mr. and Mrs. William Brown III

For a full list of donors and partners, read our annual reports.



Advertising Terms

We do not accept political ads, issue advocacy ads, ads containing expletives, ads featuring photos of children without documented right of use, ads paid for by PACs, and other content deemed to be partisan or misaligned with our mission. The Philadelphia Citizen is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, nonpartisan organization and all affiliate content will be nonpartisan in nature. Advertisements are approved fully at The Citizen's discretion. Advertisements and sponsorships have different tax-deductible eligibility. For questions or clarification on these conditions, please contact Director of Sales & Philanthropy Kristin Long at [email protected] or call (609)-602-0145.