Philadelphia City Rowing Receives $7,000 Grant for SMART Goal Setting and GRIT Testing Programs for All Youth Participants

Philadelphia City Rowing (PCR) has received a $7,000 grant from the Fund for Children of The Philadelphia Foundation to support its mentoring and goal-setting programs.

Announcement of the grant was made by Pedro A. Ramos, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Foundation. The Philadelphia Foundation’s Fund for Children is supported through generous annual contributions from the Philadelphia Eagles and the Philadelphia Phillies.

“Through the generosity of The Philadelphia Foundation’s Fund for Children, Philadelphia City Rowing can now continue to provide SMART Goal Setting (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant and Timely) and GRIT Testing for all our over-400 Philadelphia inner-city youth participants,” said Terry Dougherty, Executive Director of Philadelphia City Rowing. “Early identification of educational and athletic roadblocks can help our participants develop work ethic and resiliency, or ‘grit,’ in the achievement of their goals on and off the water.”

Philadelphia City Rowing was established in 2010 to empower the youth of Philadelphia through the sport of rowing. Philadelphia is the historic home of the Olympic sport of rowing, symbolized by the active rowing community of public and private elementary and high schools, colleges, and rowing clubs based on the Schuylkill River. Today, PCR serves over 400 Philadelphia inner-city youth with core programs that include academic support, mentoring, swimming and water safety, nutrition education, community service and family engagement.

About The Philadelphia Foundation:

Founded in 1918, The Philadelphia Foundation (TPF) strengthens the economic, social and civic vitality of Greater Philadelphia. TPF grows effective philanthropic investment, connects individuals and institutions across sectors and geography, and advances civic initiatives through partnerships and collaboration. A publicly supported foundation, TPF manages more than 900 charitable funds established by its donors and makes over 1,000 grants and scholarship awards each year. To learn more, visit

About Philadelphia City Rowing: 

Founded in 2010, Philadelphia City Rowing is a unique, nonprofit, sports-based youth development program that harnesses one of Philadelphia’s most iconic sporting traditions, rowing, to engage and empower public school students in Philadelphia. Philadelphia City Rowing provides multi-faceted programming that includes comprehensive academic support, swimming and water safety instruction, nutrition and wellness education, and civic engagement opportunities. These components are incorporated into each of Philadelphia City Rowing’s different program offerings, which are tailored to suit different ages and levels of experience. PCR’s programs are offered free of charge to public school district students in grades 7-12. Additional information is available at

Source: Philadelphia City Rowing

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