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Building capacity in nonprofits is key — this program aims to prove it method

Jul. 24, 2015 11:18 am

Building capacity in nonprofits is key — this program aims to prove it

The Thomas Scattergood Behavioral Health Foundation, The Barra Foundation, and The Philadelphia Foundation have teamed up to support 11 nonprofits who will each receive two years of consultation services from The Consultation Center at Yale University. The program, called the Building Capacity Initiative, is aimed at helping nonprofits better evaluate the outcomes and impact of […]
Department of Commerce is offering development grants in North Central Empowerment Zone funding

Jul. 23, 2015 3:45 pm

Department of Commerce is offering development grants in North Central Empowerment Zone

The Philadelphia Department of Commerce and the North Central Empowerment Zone now have a rolling application process for its North Central Empowerment Zone Neighborhood Economic Development Impact Grant (NEDIG). The Philadelphia Empowerment Zone program was established in 1994 as a community development and economic revitalization program, with empowerment zones in West Philadelphia, North Central, and […]
The Community Design Collaborative announced 8 new design awards across the city funding

Jul. 17, 2015 12:23 pm

The Community Design Collaborative announced 8 new design awards across the city

The Community Design Collaborative announced its newest round of design grants on July 6. The Collaborative, which provides pro bono preliminary design services to nonprofit organizations in Greater Philadelphia, raises awareness about the importance of design in community revitalization. The organization matches nonprofits with architects, landscape architects, urban planners, preservationists, engineers, cost estimators, and other […]
Forman Family Fund will provide grants to in and out of school arts programs funding

Jul. 16, 2015 2:34 pm

Forman Family Fund will provide grants to in and out of school arts programs

The Nessa Forman, David Forman, Eleanor and Solomon Forman Family Fund, a designated fund of The Philadelphia Foundation, will support Southeastern Pennsylvania nonprofits serving young people aged 11 to 18 offering in-school or out-of-school-time programs that address one of the following areas — photography, architectural drawing and architecture, and written arts. Grant applicants must have […]
The Lenfest and William Penn Foundations are teaming up for the kids funding

Jul. 15, 2015 11:00 am

The Lenfest and William Penn Foundations are teaming up for the kids

The School District of Philadelphia, the Lenfest Foundation and the William Penn Foundation have announced a collective investment to improve literacy education and outcomes for 48,000 children in kindergarten through third grade.
The Philadelphia Foundation has a new President and CEO– Pedro Ramos people

Jul. 14, 2015 5:02 pm

The Philadelphia Foundation has a new President and CEO– Pedro Ramos

The Philadelphia Foundation (TPF) today announced the appointment of Pedro A. Ramos as President and CEO. Ramos succeeds R. Andrew Swinney, who retired in June after 16 years of service. The national search for Swinney’s successor has been underway since February by a committee of the Board as well as Isaacson, Miller, a national search […]
Foundations Community Partnership awards $160,000 in grant funding to Bucks County nonprofits funding

Jul. 14, 2015 1:00 pm

Foundations Community Partnership awards $160,000 in grant funding to Bucks County nonprofits

The Foundations Community Partnership’s Board of Directors has announced $160,000 in grant funding to support 16 Bucks County nonprofit organizations. Foundations Community Partnership, formed in 2007, is a philanthropic grantmaking foundation supporting the behavioral health and human service needs of children and young adults in Bucks County. “The Board of Directors is pleased to support […]
Fels Fund names Sarah Martinez-Helfman as next president people

Jul. 14, 2015 10:46 am

Fels Fund names Sarah Martinez-Helfman as next president

The Samuel S. Fels Fund board of directors has named Sarah Martinez-Helfman as its next president. Martinez-Helfman, who just passed her 20-year anniversary as executive director of the Eagles Youth Partnership, will begin her presidency of the private foundation on October 1. “Sarah’s background in foundations and nonprofits makes her an exceptional fit for this role. […]
Women’s Way’s $240,000 commitment will focus on addressing domestic and sexual violence funding

Jul. 8, 2015 10:00 am

Women’s Way’s $240,000 commitment will focus on addressing domestic and sexual violence

Recently Women’s Way announced that it would be making a $240,000 funding commitment to  Women Against Abuse, Women Organized Against Rape and the Women’s Law Project to work collaboratively in the field of preventing and mitigating domestic and sexual violence. The three organizations will receive $240,000 in funding as part of  Women’s Ways Action Partners […]
Makers, Techies, and Tinkerers– Knight’s Prototype Fund applications are due August 17 funding

Jul. 6, 2015 3:30 pm

Makers, Techies, and Tinkerers– Knight’s Prototype Fund applications are due August 17

The Knight Prototype Fund application is coming up once again on August 17. Media makers, technologists and tinkerers are invited submit plans to take their ideas from concept to demo. With grants of $35,000, innovators are given six months to research, test core assumptions and iterate before building out an entire project. The Prototype Fund […]