WPH Partnership Fund

We work hard to keep rates for lodging and programs low, but we know that some of our partners doing important work for peace and justice do not have the resources to cover these costs. To help make our services available to all who are working to build peace and justice, we have created the William Penn House Partnership Fund!

This Fund provides partial, need-based financial assistance for groups who could not otherwise make use of our hospitality and programs to support their educational and/or activist work.  To request support from this fund, please complete this simple application form.  We won’t be able to fund every request, but we will work with you to try to make your program possible.

SPECIAL NOTE: Between December 1, 2018 and January 31, 2019, we will devote 50% of all first-time contributions — and contributions by past donors who have not donated to our work in the past two years — to the WPH Partnership Fund.  Give online here: https://williampennhouse.networkforgood.com/.

About our first partnerships:

In May, Hope Rises Up and the Truth, Hope and Justice Initiative #STAND brought a group of mothers and other family members of victims of police shootings to meet with the Congressional Black Caucus and to network with victims’ families from all across the country.  Our staff was honored to listen to many of their stories, but again and again it was the mothers thanking us for creating a space “so full of love” that “felt safe,” and “like home” where they “could rest and gather the courage to fight for justice for our children.”

In September, WPH partnered on two very different initiatives.  With Housing Works and Center for Popular Democracy, we were able to provide discounted housing for activists and advocates coming to express support for survivors of sexual violence and concerns about Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court.  Later that month, we were able to continue our support for the DC Black Lives Coalition by offering affordable meeting space for an executive planning session.

In October, Prof. Sarah Gates (New Garden Monthly Meeting — NC) brought her University of North Carolina Greensboro History of Capitalism class to DC for the first time.  While here, they explored the development of capitalism through the lens of the slave trade, visiting the American History Museum and Museum of African American History and Culture, among other sites.  This was the first trip out of state and first significant urban experience for many of the students.  According to Sarah, “many of these students’ perspectives were changed dramatically by this experience, and those who could not make the trip have asked to be included when the next class comes in the Spring.” 

To apply for financial assistance for your group through the William Penn House Partnership Fund, fill out this simple application.

WPH is closed for repairs starting Sept. 1, 2019. Online donations are temporarily suspended. We are grateful for your support. Click here for giving options. For more information, contact: wph@fcnl.org. Thank you.