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How well did philanthropy respond to COVID? purpose

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.
PA county govs map out how they will use American Rescue Plan money while state dithers funding

May 26, 2021 8:34 am

PA county govs map out how they will use American Rescue Plan money while state dithers

According to experts, one of the most under-discussed aspects of ARP is that it represents "not only the largest positive fiscal jolt to state and local budgets in decades, but also the one most supportive of local discretion."
A pitch with teeth: Local power couple to appear on the ‘Shark Tank’ season finale people

May 17, 2021 12:11 pm

A pitch with teeth: Local power couple to appear on the ‘Shark Tank’ season finale

The robotics dinosaur company founder "Dino Don" Lessem, and his wife, nonprofit fundraiser Valerie Jones, will pitch the sharks on Friday, May 21 on ABC.
Trans Resilience Fund offers direct support for a community largely overlooked by COVID 19 recovery funding funding

May 12, 2021 8:31 am

Trans Resilience Fund offers direct support for a community largely overlooked by COVID 19 recovery funding

“There are several unique things about this new Fund. The first is that it is available to groups which are not yet incorporated as formal nonprofits," says Farrah Parkes of the Gender Justice Fund.
‘We know we have to do things differently’: This partnership is ready to invest in Kensington in a new way funding

Apr. 27, 2021 8:55 am

‘We know we have to do things differently’: This partnership is ready to invest in Kensington in a new way

The Kensington Community Resilience Fund, which launches today, will be offering $10,000 grants to community organizations that amplify the voices of the Kensington, Harrowgate and Fairhill communities.
Looking to a post-pandemic recovery, Pew awards $5 million to five Philly nonprofits funding

Apr. 26, 2021 7:43 am

Looking to a post-pandemic recovery, Pew awards $5 million to five Philly nonprofits

Contributor Brandon Dorfman speaks to Benefits Data Trust, the Boys and Girls Clubs of Philadelphia and Puentes de Salud which, along with the Philadelphia Zoo and Visit Philadelphia, received funding to sustain and expand recovery efforts.
Trust-based philanthropy offers us a path to power sharing, beyond the pandemic funding

Apr. 22, 2021 1:36 pm

Trust-based philanthropy offers us a path to power sharing, beyond the pandemic

"By lifting restrictions on the use of funds and relying on grantees to tell us what they needed, we made seismic shifts in the distribution of power in our sector," says guest columnist Farrah Parkes.
The new COVID-19 Prevention & Response Fund will open its second round of funding June 3 funding

Apr. 20, 2021 1:20 pm

The new COVID-19 Prevention & Response Fund will open its second round of funding June 3

"We decided that an equity-based pooled fund that used trust-based principles and was community-led would be the most successful model,” said Shira Hodges of Philanthropy Network Greater Philadelphia.
Money moves: Wells Fargo regional foundations transfer $100M in charitable assets to Philadelphia Foundation funding

Dec. 22, 2020 5:05 pm

Money moves: Wells Fargo regional foundations transfer $100M in charitable assets to Philadelphia Foundation

Plus, Congreso de Latinos Unidos receives $5M grant, and the Eagles Social Justice Fund awards $460K to 24 nonprofits.
Nonprofits are struggling to do more with less money, but donors and volunteers can help: 5 questions answered purpose

Dec. 2, 2020 8:03 am

Nonprofits are struggling to do more with less money, but donors and volunteers can help: 5 questions answered

It’s critically important that everyone who can afford to donate to nonprofits does so now, says guest columnist Erica Mills Barnhart.

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