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Impact investing is “poised for serious growth”: Case Foundation’s Kate Ahern funding

Oct. 28, 2015 11:50 am

Impact investing is “poised for serious growth”: Case Foundation’s Kate Ahern

Ahern will be at the Wharton Social Impact Conference in Philadelphia on Oct. 29. She spoke with us about her role managing Case Foundation's impact investing initiatives.
Gethrr: an online community of givers focused on impact method

Aug. 18, 2015 2:52 pm

Gethrr: an online community of givers focused on impact

“Anyone can make a tangible difference in other people’s lives.” This is the leading premise of the nonprofit community funding program Gethrr. Right now, 210 givers from across the country support this Philly-based “crowdfunding” organization. Similar to Sink or Swim, the medical aid program that closed its doors this past March, Gethrr is a membership […]
The Merchants Fund is looking for small businesses facing hardship to fund funding

Aug. 17, 2015 1:27 pm

The Merchants Fund is looking for small businesses facing hardship to fund

The Merchants Fund has over 150 years of experience providing financial assistance to merchants in Philadelphia. With $3.2 million distributed in its life span and more than 300 grants awarded to local small businesses since 2007, the private foundation has helped to provide charitable gifts to business persons facing financial hardship. Past grantees include Greensgrow […]
What happened in Greater Philly funding this July funding

Aug. 7, 2015 1:30 pm

What happened in Greater Philly funding this July

Last month saw a lot of funding passing through key programs in the city. Here’s our roundup of what went down. Microgrants for the community The Fund for Germantown put out a call for community beautification projects, for which they would fund $100-$1000. We’re waiting to hear on those decisions, which were slated to be decided […]
What’s happening with Barra Foundation’s 2014 Catalyst Fund grantees? funding

Aug. 7, 2015 10:23 am

What’s happening with Barra Foundation’s 2014 Catalyst Fund grantees?

Sometimes change is an absolute necessity. The Barra Foundation’s Catalyst Fund is designed to fund projects where risk-taking is a necessity: when challenges to old assumptions need to be made and organizations work to create new models for accomplishing important work in the social sector. For its Catalyst Fund grants, Barra Foundation looks for ideas […]
These insurance companies came together to raise $32,000 for the kids funding

Aug. 6, 2015 1:22 pm

These insurance companies came together to raise $32,000 for the kids

Last week, employees and leadership from 20 of Philadelphia’s largest insurance firms and members of the Insurance Softball League participated in an all-day charity softball tournament benefiting the Philadelphia Children’s Alliance, a nonprofit dedicated to providing justice and healing for victims of child sexual abuse. Participating companies in the fundraiser included ACE, AIG, Aon, Chubb, […]
The Sustainable Business Network received 300k for green stormwater solutions funding

Aug. 5, 2015 11:00 am

The Sustainable Business Network received 300k for green stormwater solutions

The Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia (SBN) has received a two-year, $300,000 grant to support its Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) Partners initiative. Green stormwater isn’t the most sexy of initiatives, but it has the potential to save the city up to $8 billion with its Green City, Clean Waters plan, according to SBN’s Good […]
Lenfest Foundation awards $400K grant to Steppingstone Scholars funding

Jul. 31, 2015 2:26 pm

Lenfest Foundation awards $400K grant to Steppingstone Scholars

Steppingstone Scholars, a nonprofit that serves minority and low-income students with educational enrichment programs, has received a multi-year grant from the Lenfest Foundation that will provide $400,000 over the next two years. The grant will go towards expanding Steppingstone Scholars’ Middle Grades Academy program in two North Philadelphia schools. The nonprofit will expand its current […]
Meet Red Hill Farm, which helps teach students in Chester healthy eating purpose

Jul. 29, 2015 10:45 am

Meet Red Hill Farm, which helps teach students in Chester healthy eating

Red Hill Farm, which is owned by the Sisters of Saint Francis of Philadelphia, is located on 265 acres of woodlands and meadows, some of the last undeveloped land of Delaware County. The six-acre farm, one of the sisters’ many environmental initiatives,  is in its 15th year of production. It provides food for 120 members […]
Women’s Way is empowering teen girls to fund the fight for gender justice people

Jul. 24, 2015 11:44 am

Women’s Way is empowering teen girls to fund the fight for gender justice

Women’s Way, the local catalyst organization aimed at impacting women, girls, and families, has a new program specifically geared toward teen girls. Though we’ve covered a few youth philanthropy programs like the new one Coatesville Youth program and YOUTHadelphia, the Philly Girls Fund is the first that is specifically for young women. Through training, support […]