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Youth Sentencing & Reentry Project Receives $125,000 from The Barra Foundation funding

Apr. 24, 2015 11:25 am

Youth Sentencing & Reentry Project Receives $125,000 from The Barra Foundation

The nonprofit Youth Sentencing & Reentry Project (YSRP), a resource for lawyers representing youth in the adult criminal justice system, has been awarded a two-year $125,000 grant from The Barra Foundation’s Catalyst Fund.
Wells Fargo Awards $750,000 to New Kensington CDC To Spur Neighborhood Development funding

Apr. 20, 2015 11:30 am

Wells Fargo Awards $750,000 to New Kensington CDC To Spur Neighborhood Development

The Wells Fargo Regional Foundation has awarded a five-year, $750,000 grant to New Kensington Community Development Corporation (NKCDC) that will support a resident-driven revitalization plan for the neighborhood known as North of Lehigh. “New Kensington has spent a number of years working to organize the neighbors in that area, which was an area that had […]
Pew Supports Seniors with $4.2 Million Grant funding

Apr. 17, 2015 1:30 pm

Pew Supports Seniors with $4.2 Million Grant

The Pew Charitable Trusts has committed $4.2 million to support Philadelphia-area organizations working to preserve the quality of life for frail and low-income seniors. Twenty-seven organizations are slated to receive grants that will help approximately 26,000 seniors meet their basic needs each year. “Low-income and frail elderly are among the most vulnerable members of our […]
How Philadelphia’s Behavioral Health Economy Generates $4 Billion funding

Apr. 14, 2015 11:30 am

How Philadelphia’s Behavioral Health Economy Generates $4 Billion

Can behavioral health services be good for the economy? The Scattergood Foundation, a Philadelphia-based grantmaking organization working toward advances in the behavioral field, has proven they are in a new report released last month. According to the report, the $1.12 billion spent by the Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services generates a […]
Who are VISTAs, And What Are They Up To In Philly? purpose

Apr. 9, 2015 10:45 am

Who are VISTAs, And What Are They Up To In Philly?

This year is the 50th anniversary of AmeriCorps VISTA, the national service program to end poverty. To mark the occasion, on April 24, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), which operates VISTA, will host a solutions spotlight in Philadelphia to celebrate the program and vet new ideas to reduce poverty. In collaboration with the Philadelphia Social Innovations Journal, […]
How Philly Gives Aims to Help Nonprofits Tell Their Stories purpose

Apr. 7, 2015 11:30 am

How Philly Gives Aims to Help Nonprofits Tell Their Stories

A new for-profit initiative, Philly Gives, is seeking to be a central source of information about the Philadelphia-area nonprofit scene. The startup launched in March and is based at the coworking space Benjamin’s Desk. “The heart of Philly Gives is getting people aware of what’s going on,” said Katie Everett, the founder of Philly Gives and the […]
City Appoints Ashley Del Bianco as New Chief Grants Officer funding

Mar. 31, 2015 12:00 pm

City Appoints Ashley Del Bianco as New Chief Grants Officer

A new chief officer has been appointed to the Mayor’s Office of Grants, which has helped secure more than $48 million in federal and philanthropic investments since its establishment in 2012. Ashley Del Bianco, a veteran of the Office of Innovation & Technology, was appointed to the position last month by outgoing mayor Michael Nutter. She […]
$5,000 Youth Grants Awarded by The Spruce Foundation funding

Mar. 27, 2015 11:30 am

$5,000 Youth Grants Awarded by The Spruce Foundation

Leading up to its annual gala, the millennial-led Spruce Foundation has named its 2015 grantees. Organizations supporting Philadelphia youth in each of Spruce’s four focus areas — education, health & wellness, arts and LGBTQ issues — will receive a $5,000 grant, publicity, and access to Spruce’s network of engaged millennials. The grantees are University Community Collaborative […]
GSK Awards $5 Million to Ten-Member Collaborative Led by The Food Trust funding

Mar. 20, 2015 11:37 am

GSK Awards $5 Million to Ten-Member Collaborative Led by The Food Trust

GSK announced a three-year, $5 million IMPACT grant to support positive health outcomes for Philadelphia youth.
Gender Justice and Mass Incarceration: Bread & Roses Hosts Town Hall Event funding

Mar. 19, 2015 12:30 pm

Gender Justice and Mass Incarceration: Bread & Roses Hosts Town Hall Event

The Bread & Roses Community Fund, a grantmaking organization that has awarded more than $10 million to support grassroots organizing over the past 40 years, is hosting a gender justice and mass incarceration town hall on March 25. The event is part of RELEASE, an exhibit and program series presented by Bread & Roses in […]