Investing in Sound Nonprofit Strategies to Create Stronger, Thriving Communities
BLBB Charitable supports initiatives that help people discover their true and full potential through educational and leadership opportunities. In keeping with the legacy of its founders, BLBB Charitable makes more than donations—it makes investments in nonprofit organizations whose creative approaches and sound strategies yield meaningful and measurable outcomes for the people they serve. Learn more about how BLBB Charitable accomplishes that misson.
BLBB Charitable supports nonprofit organizations that have filed at least one 990 with the IRS as a 501(c)3 exempt organization (and are current with IRS filings) and that fall within one of its Grant Programs and Geographic Priorities.
BLBB Charitable gives priority to –and mainly supports—organizations serving the Greater Philadelphia region, especially those in the Montgomery County and Bucks County, PA area where BLBB is located.
BLBB Charitable has three main grant programs:
Employee Matching/Volunteer Service Grants: Upon request from BLBB employees only, BLBB Charitable will match employee charitable contributions and provide general operating support grants to community organizations that they support in a leadership capacity.
Corporate Citizenship Grants: BLBB Charitable will consider requests for special event sponsorships to organizations in its community whose missions align with BLBB Charitable’s focus on education and leadership opportunities. Priority will be given to organizations that BLBB Charitable already supports through grants and/or upon the recommendation of BLBB employees or friends
Education and Leadership Impact Grants: In keeping with its mission to support initiatives that help people discover their potential through educational and leadership opportunities, BLBB Charitable will consider requests for operating support, capacity building, and project support with a focus on the following areas in particular:
- Youth Development: Academic Enrichment/Character & Leadership Development
- K-8th Grade Independent Schools
- College Access & Scholarships/Post-secondary Opportunities
- Environmental Education
- Financial Education/Economic Self-Sufficiency
If you meet the above criteria and wish to submit a request for funding for an Education and Leadership Impact Grant, your next step is to submit a Letter of Inquiry (LOI) through our online system. On a monthly basis, BLBB Charitable will review each LOI and communicate whether your organization will be invited to submit a full application. Only LOIs submitted through the online system will be considered. Please do not send any additional materials unless requested to do so.
BLBB Charitable has proudly supports numerous nonprofits through impact grants, as well as through employee matching/volunteer incentive grants leveraging the philanthropic giving of employees of BLBB. BLBB Charitable also brings their grant partners together to leverage their distinct talents. Examples of recent impact grantees include:
Williamson College of the Trades
Travis Manion Foundation
Interfaith Housing Alliance
La Salle College High School
Girls on the Run of Montgomery and Delaware Counties
Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association, Inc.
The Ellis Foundation
Phoebe Devitt Homes
Mount St. Joseph Academy
The Committee of Seventy
MidAtlantic Christian Ministries
J. Wood Platt Caddie Scholarship Trust
Silver Springs Martin Luther School
Volunteers of America Delaware Valley
BLBB Charitable takes pride in not only investing resources into sound organizations, but leveraging the deep knowledge and skills that its grantees have to share with other organizations and communities. Working together, we can help even more people discover their true and full potential through educational and leadership opportunities.