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These 107 orgs are hosting On the Table Philly discussions next week

Dine 'n' chat. May 18, 2017 Category: EventFeaturedMediumPurpose


Full Disclosure: Knight Foundation is the title sponsor of Tech in the Commons, which is organized by Generocity.


Editor's note: This list has been updated. (5/18, 4:30 p.m.)
This Tuesday is On the Table Philly, the discussion series that asks Philadelphians to tell funders what issues are most important to their communities.

Supported by The Philadelphia Foundation (TPF), On the Table Philly is the local faction of a national Knight Foundation initiative that aims to get citizens talking with each other about proposed fixes to community problems over a meal.

“We’re hoping that the act of breaking bread and having that dialogue not only fosters new relationships but helps get people around a shared table, around community challenges, opportunities and issues,” said Knight’s Philadelphia program director, Patrick Morgan, in March.

Table hosts are nonprofits, churches, student groups, library branches and more. During the discussions on May 23, each host will take notes to share with TPF and Knight to inform future funding decisions.

Most talks are happening in Center City (50) and North Philly (21). The rest are scattered throughout the city and region, from the Northwest to Montgomery County to Jersey. Discussion topics range from civic engagement to education to race and diversity.

Below is a list of 107 community organizations registered for Tuesday. You’ll surely recognize at least a few names on the list (including Generocity, which will be hosting a discussion on immigration ahead of our June editorial calendar theme).

Note that League of Women Voters and Al Día are looking for more people from the public to join their tables — and that though registration is technically closed, organizations interested in hosting a table can reach out to event organizers here.

(P.S. Tuesday is also our second annual jobs and engagement fair, INTER/VIEW. Register here.)

From our Partners


  • 3711 Transformation Community
  • African-American Chamber of Commerce of PA, NJ & DE
  • American Bible Society
  • American Heart Association 
  • Asia Adams Save Our Children Foundation
  • Asociacion Puertorriquenos en Marcha
  • Association of Child Daycare Providers. Inc
  • Baker Industries
  • Bartram’s Garden
  • Bethanna
  • Campus Philly
  • Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia
  • Chester County Community Foundation
  • Chester County Fund for Women and Girls
  • Children’s Scholarship Fund Philadelphia
  • City of Philadelphia, City Council
  • Community Legal Services
  • Community Women of Faith in Action
  • Congreso de Latinos Unidos
  • Council for Relationships
  • Cradle of Liberty Council, Boy Scouts of America
  • Crozer-Keystone Community Foundation
  • Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission
  • Diversified Community Services
  • Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships
  • Delaware Valley Legacy Fund
  • East Parkside Residents Association
  • Econsult Solutions
  • Entreprenuer Works
  • Esperanza
  • Fairmount Ventures
  • First Hospital Foundation
  • Frankford Community Association
  • Free Library of Philadelphia
  • FunTimes Magazine
  • Generocity
  • Germantown Special Services District
  • Global Citizen
  • Graduate! Philadelphia
  • Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance
  • GreenLight Fund Philadelphia
  • Haitian Professionals of Philadelphia
  • Harmonious Volunteer Center
  • Hawthorne Empowerment Coalition
  • I Choose To Win
  • iHeart Media
  • Industrious
  • Law Office of Michael E. Adler
  • March of Dimes
  • Mayor’s Office of Community Empowerment and Opportunity
  • Mighty Writers
  • Mt. Airy USA
  • Mujeres en la MoVIDA 
  • Multicultural Community Family Services
  • NBC10-WCAU
  • Neighborhood United
  • Nicetown CDC
  • North Broad Renaissance
  • North City Congress/North Broad Street Senior Center
  • North Light Community Center
  • Overbrook Environmental Art Education Center
  • PA Department of Correction — SCI Chester
  • PA State Senate
  • Patricia Kind Family Foundation/Epiphany Fellowship
  • Philabundance
  • Philadelphia Anti-Drug/Anti-Violence Network
  • Philadelphia Association of Community Development Corporations
  • Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation
  • Philadelphia League of Women Voters
  • Philadelphia LISC
  • Philadelphia Youth Network
  • Philadelphia OIC
  • Project HOME
  • Public Health Management Corporation
  • Purposeful Networking
  • Ralston Center
  • Reading Terminal Market
  • Resident Action Committee
  • Rutgers University-Camden
  • Saxbys
  • Schultz & Williams
  • SEPTA Youth Advisory Council
  • SoLo/Germantown Civic Association
  • Somerset Neighbors for Better Living
  • Steppingstone Scholars
  • Stockton Rush Bartol
  • Susquehanna Clean Up/Pick Up,Inc.
  • The Chestnut Hill Community Association
  • The Evoluer House
  • The Exchange PHL
  • The Food Trust
  • The Philadelphia Citizen
  • The Philadelphia Foundation
  • The Rosenbach
  • The Women’s Coalition for Empowerment, Inc.
  • Turning Points for Children 
  • United Communities of Southeast Philadelphia
  • University City Science Center
  • Upper Perkiomen YMCA of the Philadelphia Freedom Valley YMCA
  • Urban Affairs Coalition
  • Vetri Community Partnership
  • Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians
  • WHYY
  • Wilma Theater
  • Young Alumni Network
  • Young Black and Political


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