Six organizations serving a range of constituencies, including young people, small-business owners, and immigrants, have been awarded a total of $130,675 in grants as part of the fifth round of StartupPHL's Call for Ideas, a program by the city Commerce Department and the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corp.
The recipients, the amount of their grants, and the projects they will fund are:
Coded by Kids, $16,500, to support the development and piloting of a data-science curriculum for students at two city recreation centers.
Destined to Achieve Successful Heights, Inc., $22,975, to help students produce, write, and record their own original music with Grammy-nominated songwriters and producers.
Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation, $17, 200, to expand business support for four neighborhood library locations serving low-income communities.
The Hactory, $24,000, to host a summer hardware bootcamp for professionals.
SecondMuse, $25,000, to research the needs and resources available to Philadelphia's hardware start-up and manufacturing communities.
Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians, $25,000, to cultivate entrepreneurial leadership among first-generation immigrant youth and to help immigrant-owned small businesses.