Volpe Koenig Kicks Off 2021 IPromise ® Grant Competition


Volpe Koenig, Philadelphia’s largest law firm dedicated solely to the practice of Intellectual Property, today announced the kick off of its 14th annual IPromise Charitable Giving Fund (“IPromise”) grant competition.

Established in 2007, IPromise supports qualifying Greater Philadelphia or Trenton area non-profit organizations by awarding $20,000 grants to two each year. This year, organizations dedicated to Arts, Culture and Humanities or Community Development are invited to apply by visiting IPromise, reviewing official guidelines and submitting applications before August 6, 2021. Organizations must be at least two years old and headquartered in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, Philadelphia, Burlington, Camden Gloucester or Mercer counties to be eligible for an IPromise grant.

Said firm President John C. Donch Jr, “Volpe Koenig has given more than half a million dollars to worthy organizations across our area. When we launched the program back in 2007, it was hard to imagine all the truly extraordinary people we’d meet along the way. We’ve been inspired watching how their hard work makes lives better and communities stronger. Our entire team has been honored to open doors for our grant winners and those they serve.”

To date, IPromise has awarded more than $500,000 to grant recipients across six eligible categories that rotate each year. In addition to supporting organizations dedicated to Arts, Culture and Humanities and Community Development, IPromise funding has also advanced work in the areas of education and research; environment and animal; veteran services and health, human services and youth development.

Previous IPromise grant recipients include Team Foster, Minds Matter of Philadelphia, After School Activities Partnerships, Angel Flight East, Bethesda Project, BuildaBridge, Canine Partners for Life, Dress for Success of Mercer County, ElderNet of Lower Merion and Narberth, Girls Inc., Greater Norristown Police Athletic League, Interfaith Hospitality Network of the Main Line, Kisses for Kyle Foundation, Last Chance Ranch, Mercer Museum, Mighty Writers, New Leash on Life USA, Operation Homefront, The Pennsylvania School for the Deaf, Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society, Real Life Community Development Corporation, Smith Memorial Playground and Playhouse, St. Edmond’s Home for Children, Twilight Wish, Urban Tree Connection and Welcoming the Stranger.

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