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Updates on foundation and fund responses to COVID-19 funding

May 4, 2020 3:42 pm

Updates on foundation and fund responses to COVID-19

Includes news from Brandywine Health Foundation, Bread & Roses Community Fund, The Pew Charitable Trusts, The Philadelphia Bar Foundation, The Presser Foundation, The William Penn Foundation, and more.
Rachel Lebus is ready to meet COVID-19’s challenges in southern Chester County people

Apr. 21, 2020 8:18 am

Rachel Lebus is ready to meet COVID-19’s challenges in southern Chester County

Columnist Krys Sipple conducts a Q&A with the newly named executive director of Oxford Area Neighborhood Services Center.
Lucy Minchoff is making her mark as a leader — even before graduating from high school people

Mar. 23, 2020 9:13 am

Lucy Minchoff is making her mark as a leader — even before graduating from high school

"GirlGov has taught me how much of an impact I can have, even at age 16," says the Downingtown STEM Academy student, who wants to start a nonprofit focused on the environment and tech.
‘People need to see leaders who look like they do’: Q & A with the DVCCC’s Dr. Dolly Wideman-Scott people

Feb. 27, 2020 9:05 am

‘People need to see leaders who look like they do’: Q & A with the DVCCC’s Dr. Dolly Wideman-Scott

"I’ve also been blessed with a very diverse staff, and I’ve seen that it makes clients more comfortable when coming to us at the most vulnerable points in their lives," says the leader of the Domestic Violence Center of Chester County.
How one quiet man’s efforts to help those in need in Chester County turned into a loud call to action purpose

Jan. 28, 2020 7:10 am

How one quiet man’s efforts to help those in need in Chester County turned into a loud call to action

"Randy Blough is an instigator. Randy Blough is a disrupter. Randy Blough is my hero," says Christopher Saello in his guest column.
For the founder of Chester County Food Bank, its about more than just canned goods purpose

Jan. 8, 2020 9:52 am

For the founder of Chester County Food Bank, its about more than just canned goods

The org offers community raised-bed gardens, senior food boxes, summer food boxes, weekend backpacks for school-age children, a mobile market, bilingual cooking classes and a growing culinary workforce development program.
This Foundation CEO has worn many figurative hats. And one extraordinary literal one: a crown of onions people

Oct. 18, 2019 8:25 am

This Foundation CEO has worn many figurative hats. And one extraordinary literal one: a crown of onions

Columnist Krys Sipple chats with Karen Simmons, who has led the Chester County Community Foundation from an organization with $174K and a single Donor Advised Fund, to one entrusted with 400+ funds totaling more than $73 million.
The young philanthropists of CCFWG’s Girls Advisory Board gear up for a new funding cycle purpose

Oct. 14, 2019 11:00 am

The young philanthropists of CCFWG’s Girls Advisory Board gear up for a new funding cycle

The 16th class of GAB — whose first meeting was September 7 — has already decided its funding priorities: access to sexual and reproductive healthcare and education; human trafficking; and mental health.
‘Poverty can be hard to talk about.’ This is how SCCON starts the conversation purpose

Sep. 23, 2019 8:00 am

‘Poverty can be hard to talk about.’ This is how SCCON starts the conversation

Southern Chester County Opportunity Network's work is based on the Bridges Out of Poverty model — a framework for understanding poverty that brings professionals and communities together to work on solutions.
Mighty Writers to expand to Kennett Square purpose

Sep. 18, 2019 4:06 pm

Mighty Writers to expand to Kennett Square

The bilingual programming, says Mighty Writers' Executive Director Tim Whitaker, will help immigrant children express themselves well at a critical moment in time.

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