The Merchants Fund is a Philadelphia charity established in 1854 to provide charitable gifts to business persons facing financial hardship. Our Mission is to provide financial assistance to current and past merchants in Philadelphia.

The Featured Stories

Mt Airy Violins & Bows

Located in Mt. Airy and lodged firmly on Germantown Avenue, Mt. Airy Violins and Bows offers an array of services from restoration and repair to renting and rehairing, not to mention their custom crafted bows and string instruments. It’s a woman-owned company that also has a small space for concerts.

Unveiled Philadelphia

The Erace family has run an event planning business for 35+ years, and three years ago the matriarch of the family started Unveiled Philadelphia, a bridal gown business located on Washington Square West.

Firehouse Bikes and Wolf Cycle

Firehouse Bikes and Wolf Cycle make up two locations; Firehouse is on Baltimore Avenue in the Cedar Park neighborhood, and Wolf Cycle is on Lancaster Avenue in the Mantua neighborhood. They provide bike maintenance and sell new and used bikes.