The Merchants Fund opened offices in the summer of 2007 in downtown Philadelphia after a twenty-five year hiatus outside the City. The board has outlined an ambitious grant-making program to support small businesses in Philadelphia.


Mayfair Business Association

The Mayfair Business Association serves businesses on Frankford Avenue in the Mayfair neighborhood of Philadelphia.

Noise Pollution Records

Noise Pollution Records is an independent record store located on 4th Street between South and Bainbridge.

Ott’s Taekwon-Do

Ott’s Taekwon Do has been offering lessons in this area since 1996. They are located in the Mayfair neighborhood of Philadelphia, which is on a busy commercial strip of upper Frankford Avenue.

La Pearl Beauty Salon

La Pearl Beauty Salon is location on Lancaster Avenue in the Powelton Village neighborhood of Philadelphia.

Richardson Group Senior Citizens Living Quarters

Richardson Group Senior Citizens Living Quarters is located in Frankford a few blocks from the Frankford transportation center. Their pledge is to provide safe and clean care while enhancing the quality of life for mobile senior citizens.

Roxborough CDC

The Roxborough Community Development Corporation is ‘a community-driven organization dedicated to provide a safe, clean environment, quality shopping, recreational and entertainment experience.’

Slices Pizza

Slices Pizza is a local pizza shop located on Ridge Avenue near Midvale Avenue in East Falls.

Tymbal Art Company

Tymbal Art Company is a husband and wife operation. The owners make fine art clothing as well as custom order screen printing.

Windle Mechanical Solutions

Windle Mechanical Solutions operates a machine shop Producing precision products for aviation, aerospace, medical and the oil and gas industries.

Kim’s Variety

Kim’s variety is located on a retail strip of Wadsworth Avenue at Cheltenham Avenue. They offer an array of goods and services to the local community.

Szypula Bakr

Szypula Bakr was a family owned bakery business in the heart of the Polish community in the Port Richmond neighborhood.

Tea Country

Tea Country was a tea shop with two locations, near Temple and in the East Oak Lane neighborhood.

Fresh Philly Pickles, S & C Gourmet Foods

Now sold at Weavers Way Coop, Philly Fresh Pickles started in Stan and Christine Coleman’s kitchen in West Philadelphia.

Full Plate Cafe & Center City Proprietors Association

Full Plate Café was located in Northern Liberties on North Bodine Street and started as a catering business. TMF paid for Full Plate Café to join the Center City Proprietor’s Association (CCPA).

E & H Variety

Francis Thornton owns E & H Variety and has been in business on North 22nd Street since 1995. E & H Variety sells everything from jewelry to electronics.