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Give Local America is coming to Philly. Here’s how your nonprofit can benefit event

Feb. 24, 2016 9:37 am

Give Local America is coming to Philly. Here’s how your nonprofit can benefit

The single-day crowdfunding event aims to mobilize widespread individual giving on a local level.
For the philanthropic community, a primer for disaster funding

Jan. 14, 2016 2:38 pm

For the philanthropic community, a primer for disaster

Center for Disaster Philanthropy and the Council of New Jersey Grantmakers put together a "disaster playbook" after Superstorm Sandy.
Math Corps is Bringing Detroit Successes to Philly method

May 21, 2015 1:00 pm

Math Corps is Bringing Detroit Successes to Philly

Math Corps, a Detroit-based math program noted for raising the test scores of middle school participants, has expanded to Philadelphia. The program, which is equal parts academic enrichment and mentoring, was founded by math professors at Wayne State University. David Shen, an adjunct math instructor, was instrumental in bringing Math Corps to the region. A […]
How PhilaSoup Boosts Teachers to Fill Classroom Needs method

May 15, 2015 12:30 pm

How PhilaSoup Boosts Teachers to Fill Classroom Needs

Stephanie DeJarnette, a teacher at Benjamin Franklin High School, had shared communal meals and listened to passionate pitches from her peers at numerous PhilaSoup microgrant dinners, but she had never completed a proposal to vie for her own grant. That changed after DeJarnette attended a grant write-in sponsored by PhilaSoup, one of the initiatives the […]
Crowdfunding, for Teens: The Enterprise Center Helps Local Youth Raise Capital funding

May 12, 2015 1:30 pm

Crowdfunding, for Teens: The Enterprise Center Helps Local Youth Raise Capital

Hand-knit baby apparel. Custom-designed t-shirts. Natural face wash. These are a few of the products currently being created and marketed by young people who participate in The Enterprise Center’s Executive Incubator, an after-school program giving local youths the skills and experience to launch their own businesses. The program is an extension of a two-week summer […]
TD Bank Awards $20K to Green Lea Elementary funding

May 7, 2015 1:30 pm

TD Bank Awards $20K to Green Lea Elementary

TD Bank has awarded $20,000 to support “Greening Lea,” a multiyear initiative established by the West Philly Coalition for Neighborhood Schools to improve the grounds of Lea Elementary, located at 47th and Locust Streets. Along with TD Bank, the project is largely being supported by a $242,000 grant from the Philadelphia Water Department and contributions […]
Back to the Barrio: LGBT Organization Returns to Kensington purpose

May 5, 2015 11:34 am

Back to the Barrio: LGBT Organization Returns to Kensington

Framed by a tree-lined corner of Norris Square Park in West Kensington, a 20th-century brownstone has quietly become the new home of GALAEI, the social justice organization for queer Latinos. Just days after the organization’s departure from a Center City office building, GALAEI’s new three-story home, complete with architectural flourishes and original hardware, was cluttered […]
NE Frankford Boys & Girls Club Gets $50,000 Boost From Comcast funding

Apr. 29, 2015 1:06 pm

NE Frankford Boys & Girls Club Gets $50,000 Boost From Comcast

Northeast Frankford Boys & Girls Club has served young people in the Frankford section of Philadelphia since 1938, though the neighborhood has changed drastically over time. Sixty-five percent of families in the community now live below the poverty line, according to Lisabeth Marziello, the co-chief executive officer for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Philadelphia. […]