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Donations, food and God have kept Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission going for more than 140 years purpose

Nov. 10, 2021 10:28 am

Donations, food and God have kept Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission going for more than 140 years

The $75K contributed this year by Joel Embiid and the 76ers was a welcome surprise, says the Mission's CEO Jeremy Montgomery, but it's only part of the story.
Money moves: More than $13M has been awarded to local nonprofits in the past few months funding

Aug. 17, 2021 1:06 pm

Money moves: More than $13M has been awarded to local nonprofits in the past few months

See who got funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Independence Public Media Foundation, Patricia Kind Family Foundation, the American Heart Foundation and the William Penn Foundation.
COVID-19 funding: Seniors both need more and give more funding

Sep. 10, 2020 1:42 pm

COVID-19 funding: Seniors both need more and give more

The University of Pennsylvania’s Center for High Impact Philanthropy estimates that of the $11.3 million that has been awarded to COVID-related health causes regionally, only 1%, or $131,500 was directed to nursing homes and assisted living facilities. 
Money moves: More than $16M in regional investments funding

Feb. 13, 2020 2:36 pm

Money moves: More than $16M in regional investments

In this edition, philanthropists make higher education more accessible, and investments in community conversations as well as programs steal the show.
Dear funders, here are 6 things you could do better. Sincerely, your applicants method

Sep. 24, 2019 8:12 am

Dear funders, here are 6 things you could do better. Sincerely, your applicants

Some funders — locally and nationally — are making a sincere effort to update their processes, says columnist Valerie Johnson. But, in her experience, they’re in the minority.
Molly de Aguiar wonders why philanthropy isn’t ‘placing bigger bets’ purpose

Jul. 17, 2019 11:00 am

Molly de Aguiar wonders why philanthropy isn’t ‘placing bigger bets’

De Aguiar answered Generocity's questions about Independence Public Media, its recent grants, and her ideas about how philanthropy needs to change.
Money Moves: A towering $83M has been awarded recently to area organizations purpose

Jun. 6, 2019 7:35 pm

Money Moves: A towering $83M has been awarded recently to area organizations

A Silicon Valley fund gave the Philadelphia Orchestra Association $55 million, the William Penn Foundation distributed more than $17 million to 59 arts and environmental organizations, the Eagles raise millions for autism research, and more.
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 […]
Boys & Girls Clubs funded $20,000 for after school literacy program funding

Jul. 7, 2015 11:41 am

Boys & Girls Clubs funded $20,000 for after school literacy program

Boys & Girls Clubs of Philadelphia has received a $20,000 grant from the Lincoln Financial Foundation to support its Call to Action Literacy Initiative. This grant is in line with Lincoln Financial Foundation’s focus on giving in the arts, education, human services and economic/workforce development. Utilizing a multi-sensory approach to learning, the Literacy Initiative incorporates […]
Coatesville youth joins the list of young philanthropist programs in Greater Phila people

Jul. 2, 2015 2:12 pm

Coatesville youth joins the list of young philanthropist programs in Greater Phila

Teenagers from the Coatesville area will soon be actively learning what it means to be philanthropists. The Brandywine Health Foundation will choose about a dozen students in the Coatesville Area School District to serve on the board of the Coatesville Youth Philanthropy program and dole out $15,000, said Renee Fairconeture, who will lead the new […]