Inquirer’s ‘The Upside’ features TMF

On our 167th anniversary, The Inquirer profiled The Merchants Fund and highlighted our long history, those we’ve served, and the work ahead. Read the full article: The Merchants Fund has been a godsend to the smallest of businesses during the pandemic

Barkley’s BBQ talks to the Inquirer

Terrell Barkley, owner of Barkley’s BBQ, talked to the Inquirer about what business is like in the time of Covid-19.  

KYW checks in on TMF grantmaking

Mark Abrams checks in with TMF about grants for businesses impacted by the civil unrest.  

KYW covers TMF

On April 22, 2020 Mark Abrams of KYW news interviewed our Executive Director about how The Merchants Fund is supporting small businesses during the pandemic.  

Philly Mag on Post-Covid Retail

Philly Mag spoke with TMF Grantee, M Concept, as well as Executive Director, Jill Fink to get their perspective on what retail may look like as stores begin to re-open.

How to spend your stimulus check
stimulus check

In a position to use your stimulus check to support a worthy cause? The Philadelphia Inquirer suggests you consider donating to our Merchant Relief Fund for those hit hard by the pandemic.

Finanta & TMF

On November, 10 2016, Finanta honored TMF with a local event convening grantees, TMF staff and board, Finanta staff, and local community partners. Twenty-six clients were awarded just over $246,000 in grants with the integral help of Finanta’s resources and relationships with small business owners in the area. and TMF

What exactly does The Merchants Fund do?  Well, for starters, do you believe in Santa?! Suzette Parmley with wrote this article about The Merchants Fund, as well as, Baum’s Dancewear and N.R.S. Boutique.   In addition to our routine grant cycles process, it highlights our history and accomplishments over the years.    

Tailored Transitions in

Tailored Transitions is opening a brick and mortar retail locale in Chestnut Hill Pa, but it’s not just a retail store. Owner, Starr Osborne is thinking ‘how does my model fit into my community and with eCommerce?!’