The Sarah Ralston Foundation and Foundation for Health Equity Team Up

Foundation for Health Equity (F4HE) and The Sarah Ralston Foundation are joining forces to host a networking and informational meeting for nonprofits serving seniors in Philadelphia. Bethany Flood, Executive Director of Foundation for Health Equity, and Lynette Killen, Executive Director of The Sarah Ralston Foundation, will share insights from the State’s “Aging Our Way” 10-year…

March, 2024 Newsletter

From the Executive Director Hello and Happy Spring! The Sarah Ralston Foundation is gearing up for our next round of General Operating Support grants. The deadline for applications is fast approaching (April 1st), and the recipients will be notified on May 31st. We are excited to continue to fund nonprofits who assist the underserved, vulnerable…

The Sarah Ralston Foundation Announces Successful Inaugural Year

The Sarah Ralston Foundation Announces Successful Inaugural Year Funding Nonprofits that Serve Philadelphia’s Aging Population Elders sixty and over represent 20% of Philadelphia’s population – a total of 316,478 aging men and women. Of those, 21% live below the poverty level, 29% don’t have social security, and 50% live alone. Additionally, 30% report ambulatory difficulty,…

January 2024 Newsletter

Questions and Answers with Lynette Killen The Sarah Ralston Foundation is fortunate to have Lynette Killen at the helm. She embodies the skills, experience, knowledge and drive to lead The Sarah Ralston Foundation and make it a powerful force throughout the community of nonprofits that support and enhance the lives of our elders in Philadelphia.…

December 2023 Newsletter

From the Executive Director Lynette Killen, Executive Director Dear Sarah Ralston Foundation Community, We are coming to the end of our first year as the newly formed Sarah Ralston Foundation. Our organization is the first and only charitable foundation in Philadelphia that is solely dedicated to funding nonprofits serving the city’s vulnerable elderly population. I…

October 2023 Newsletter

Executive Director, Lynette Killen to Speak at PCA’s 2023 Regional Conference on Aging The Philadelphia Corporation on Aging is hosting its 13th annual Regional Conference on Aging October 24th – 26th, at PCA’s historic Wallace Building, 642 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19130. Free parking will be provided in the agency’s 15th Street parking lot. In collaboration with the surrounding suburban…

Funding Organizations that Advocate for our Elders

The Sarah Ralston Foundation provides funding for nonprofits that serve vulnerable, underserved older adults in Philadelphia. In our inaugural grant cycle this spring, twenty-eight nonprofits received funding to bolster their work. These organizations all support the elderly population in various ways, from food and housing support to programming and social services. Advocacy is woven into…

August, 2023 Newsletter

From Lynette Killen, Executive Director Greetings from The Sarah Ralston Foundation! I’m pleased to announce that our newly launched Foundation is running smoothly and on schedule with our mission to provide grant funding to nonprofits that serve vulnerable, underserved older adults living in Philadelphia. Our General Operating Support Grant recipients have received funding, and the application deadline…