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The Leeway Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-05-11

At A Glance

The Leeway Foundation

The Philadelphia Bldg., 1315 Walnut St., Ste. 832

Philadelphia, PA United States 19109-1025

Telephone: (215) 545-4078


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Family foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $17,301,963

Total giving: $248,655






Established in 1993 in PA

Purpose and Activities

The foundation supports individual women and transgender artists in order to help them achieve individual and community transformation in Camden County, New Jersey and the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 5-county area.

Program Area(s)

The grantmaker has identified the following area(s) of interest:

Art and Change Grant Program

The Art and Change Grant Program provides project grants of up to $2,500 to women and trans artists residing in the Delaware Valley region who have financial need and limited or no access to other financial resources, have an art for social change project or opportunity that impacts a larger group, audience or community, and have a project supported by or in collaboration with a Change Partner (a person, organization, or business that is a part of the project in some way).

Grants to Individuals Program

Grants to women and trans artists 18 years of age and over who reside in the Delaware Valley area.

Leeway Transformation Award

The Leeway Transformation Award is an unrestricted award of $15,000 given annually to women and trans artists residing in the Delaware Valley region who create art for social change and have done so for the past five years or more, demonstrating a long-term commitment to social change work. All awardees will create a free community event to share their work with others.

Fields of Interest

  • Antidiscrimination
  • Arts and culture
  • Cultural awareness
  • Cultural rights
  • Human rights
  • LGBTQ rights
  • Social rights
  • Women's rights
Population Groups
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Females
  • Low-income and poor people
  • People of African descent

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $17,301,963 (market value)

Gifts received: $500

Expenditures: $879,993

Total giving: $248,655

Qualifying distributions: $807,371