Frankford Community Program & Development


Name: Molly Gerber
Position: Senior Vice President for Development, Office of Institutional Advancement
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In Philadelphia, the impact of poverty is experienced most acutely by women and their children. According to the Pew Charitable Trusts’ most recent report on poverty in Philadelphia, 61 percent of the city’s impoverished households were headed by women in 2016, compared with 41 percent of nonpoor households. The Frankford neighborhood is ground zero for this crisis, home to staggering health inequalities that severely diminish the quality of life for area residents.

There is a clear and urgent need for a comprehensive approach that addresses not only issues of access to appropriate care, but the full range of the social determinants that affect their health. Philanthropic support is invaluable in our efforts to launch targeted interventions designed to help the residents of Frankford reach their true potential.