Nov. 11, 2021 3:28 pm
By sunsetting, the Douty Foundation makes a strong case for limited-life philanthropy
“As a result of its own internal planning coupled with the injustices exposed throughout 2020, the Foundation determined that now is the time to put 100% of its resources into the hands of the communities that are at the heart of this work,” said Jennifer Leith.
Oct. 7, 2021 8:58 am
Is the lack of affordable housing the next crisis?
The affordability crisis hits renters harder than owners. Philadelphia Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) estimates the city needs about 70,000 affordable rental units to meet demand.
Aug. 30, 2021 10:04 am
In Southwest Philadelphia, help comes with a haircut
Every Monday Neighbors United Against Drugs opens the doors to any man above the age of 18 with an invitation to eat, talk, seek help and get a haircut.
Aug. 25, 2021 1:52 pm
New report calls for youth-centric approaches to policy
"How the Pandemic Response Has Failed Young People and What We Need to Thrive" was co-written and researched by three members of the Youth Action Board of Community Legal Services.
Jul. 15, 2021 3:42 pm
How well did philanthropy respond to COVID?
“What we have done well is to recognize that our practices and policies could be disrupted to be more responsive." says Vanessa Briggs of the Brandywine Health Foundation.
Jul. 8, 2021 10:45 am
A conversation about lessons learned from reporting on a year of COVID crisis and recovery
In one of the final articles in Generocity's yearlong TRACE project, reporter Lynette Hazelton and editor Sabrina Vourvoulias talk about what stood out, what made them optimistic, and the challenges ahead.
Jun. 25, 2021 9:41 am
Creating the next Community Health Needs Assessments in the aftermath of COVID
Revisiting the 2019 needs assessment a year after the pandemic showed that the most pressing issues uncovered by COVID were also the issues furthest down on the Regional CHNA’s priorities list.
Jun. 17, 2021 8:30 am
Bridging the digital divide: An equity saga
With the uptake of vaccinations and the drop in COVID cases and fatalities, the question is —will the urgency that forced the digital divide higher on the city’s priority list ultimately dissipate?
Jun. 8, 2021 3:17 pm
The new normal means centering mental health to recover
It is common for the populace to suffer deteriorating mental health — as evidenced by an uptick in such indicators as substance use, domestic violence, and suicide attempts — long after the actual disaster.
Jun. 2, 2021 11:54 am
COVID deaths decline, but nonprofits need help if they are going to survive
The lesson COVID-19 has made clear is that the nonprofit sector, while much needed, is under-resourced and as financially fragile as some of its own clients.