The Merchants Fund opened offices in the summer of 2007 in downtown Philadelphia after a twenty-five year hiatus outside the City. Since that time, TMF has provided support to over a thousand small businesses. For more about our recent work, please refer to our Pandemic Funding Report detailing our grantmaking from March 2020 thru December 2021.

Klein’s Supermarket

Klein’s Supermarket is located in the heart of Fairmount right on the corner of 24th and Fairmount Avenue in the bottom of a condominium building.


Dairyland is located on the Main Street of Manayunk, they sell ice cream which the owner makes himself with local products.


The original store was located in Chestnut Hill and the second location opened in the Spring of 2010 in Reading Terminal Market. This store sells an extensive array of herbs and natural products.

Worn Yesterday

The Worn Yesterday consignment shop is for children and maternity wear and has been a staple on Main Street in Manayunk for 24 years.

Johnny Manana’s

Johnny Manana’s is an authentic Mexican restaurant in East Falls on Ridge Avenue.

Little Duckies Daycare

Little Duckies Daycare is located in South Philadelphia, west of broad and just below Passyunk Avenue.

Kim’s Wig & Handbags

Kim’s Wig & Handbags is located on a retail strip several blocks below Cheltenham Avenue in the Wyndmoor neighborhood of Philadelphia.

Hinge Café

Hinge Café is located in the Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia.

Center City Proprietors Association

Center City Proprietors Association is a membership organization for small businesses delivering resources and programs for their constituents.

Groben’s Seafood

Groben’s Seafood had been a staple at 6833 Germantown Avenue since the early 50’s, and it was in operation for approximately 135 years.

Trolley Car Diner

Trolley Car Diner operates as a traditional American diner, ice cream parlor (seasonal) and deli serving the Mt Airy and Chestnut Hill neighborhoods. as well as, the nearby Montgomery County neighborhoods.

BodyRock Bootcamp

BodyRock Bootcamp provides individualized personal training and runs an intimate gym on Lancaster Avenue at 38th Street.

White Seal Dry Cleaners

White Seal Dry Cleaners has operated on Baltimore Avenue for more than 29 years and is run by two generations of the McCallum family.

Infusion Café

Infusion Café is owned and operated by a husband and wife duo who have rededicated themselves to this vital community gathering spot in Mt. Airy despite the economic barriers from the, then, Germantown Avenue construction project.

University City Review

University City Review creates and distributes a free urban weekly geared toward and distributed in West Philadelphia, University City, and Center City.