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The Nehemiah Davis Foundation (NDF) is a certified not-for-profit organization, that supports the inner city community of Philadelphia. NDF serves approximately 3,000-4,500 individuals annually through its various initiatives—including direct educational programming, donations,and events.


Founded in 2007 as a simple way for Nehemiah Davis and his mother, Myra Grant to give back weekly by feeding homeless patrons; NDF has now served over 100,000 people in the past 15 years. The Nehemiah Davis Foundation hosts several events throughout the year, as well as partners with other local community organizations to run weekend engagement programs for youth ranging from 5 to 17. NDF’s signature annual events include:



  • Back-to-School Bash

  • Food from Heaven

  • Gifts from Heaven

  • Annual Youth Ski Trip

  • Semi-Annual Nursing Home Visits

  • Weekly Meal Prep/Serving the Homeless


NDF’s weekend youth engagement programs run in collaboration with Urban Art Gallery, together the organization’s host the following programs in six-week intervals:



  • Art/Painting

  • Guitar Lessons

  • Violin Lessons

  • Sewing

  • Chess/Critical Thinking

  • Jewelry Making


NDF has also sponsored programs throughout the year such as horseback riding, cooking classes, martial arts; and small group field trips to expose young people to other cities visiting places like New York City, Baltimore, and Washington DC. For upcoming volunteer opportunities click here for more information about our youth programs please contact us here.

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