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Social Impact Across the U.S. people

Jan. 27, 2015 12:43 pm

Social Impact Across the U.S.

Links from around the web on the people and organizations making an impact
Helen Cunningham to Step Down as President of Samuel S. Fels Fund people

Dec. 22, 2014 12:30 pm

Helen Cunningham to Step Down as President of Samuel S. Fels Fund

The local foundation leader is moving on after 23 years as president.
Shared Prosperity Roundtable Looks at Making Public Benefits Work for Families in Transition people

Dec. 16, 2014 12:29 pm

Shared Prosperity Roundtable Looks at Making Public Benefits Work for Families in Transition

A conversation about public benefits between nonprofits, city officials and members of the community.
GlaxoSmithKline Announces Nonprofit Winners of 2014 Impact Awards people

Dec. 3, 2014 1:51 pm

GlaxoSmithKline Announces Nonprofit Winners of 2014 Impact Awards

The Pharmaceutical company donated $40k to nine local nonprofits focused on community health.
East Mount Airy Neighbors to Make Inaugural Grants  Between $2,000 and 50,000 people

Nov. 13, 2014 12:36 pm

East Mount Airy Neighbors to Make Inaugural Grants Between $2,000 and 50,000

With approximately $1 million, the longtime community group will make grants to organizations serving Northwest Philadelphia
Project HOME and Chinatown CDC Collaborate on Affordable Housing Project people

Sep. 19, 2014 12:29 pm

Project HOME and Chinatown CDC Collaborate on Affordable Housing Project

Rendering of 810 Arch Street via Project HOME website  A new development at 810 Arch Street is bringing affordable housing to the mix of parking lots, institutional buildings and shabby storefronts that mark the eastern boundary of Chinatown. The Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation and Project HOME are partners on the development, which will contain 94 affordable […]
Councilman Henon’s Office Wraps Philly Play Summer Challenge people

Aug. 22, 2014 10:10 am

Councilman Henon’s Office Wraps Philly Play Summer Challenge

Councilman Bobby Henon and staff wrapped up their Philly Play Summer Challenge initiative on Wednesday, August 13 at Vogt Recreation Center in Northeast Philadelphia, garnering 3,000 attendees. “Philly Play turned out to be a bigger project than any of us expected,” the councilman said. Philly Play, which was created by Henon in 2013 in his […]
Drexel and University of the Arts Hold Summer Program for Creative Entrepreneurs people

Aug. 18, 2014 11:56 am

Drexel and University of the Arts Hold Summer Program for Creative Entrepreneurs

Eleven students, dressed in their best business attire, stood at the front of the Screening Room inside Drexel University’s URBN Center eagerly awaiting results on the evening of August 14. On the line were two $5,000 awards, the culminating piece of a six-week camp wherein eight teams composed of local college undergraduates and graduates formed […]
Philly Health Data Project is Making Office of HIV Planning’s Data Accessible people

Jul. 28, 2014 11:58 am

Philly Health Data Project is Making Office of HIV Planning’s Data Accessible

Each year, the Office of HIV Planning (OHP) produces an Epidemiologic Profile, or “epi profile,” a gigantic PDF document around 400 pages long containing general population data about Philadelphia and its eight surrounding counties. The profile includes risk data, demographic information, HIV/AIDS statistics, unmet needs, and how existing services are being used. While a shorter […]
Pew Charitable Trusts Announces $7.34 Million in Grants for Vulnerable Adults people

Jun. 13, 2014 11:01 am

Pew Charitable Trusts Announces $7.34 Million in Grants for Vulnerable Adults

Last week Pew Charitable Trusts announced $7.34 million in grants for 45 local organizations working with vulnerable adults. The 45 organizations selected serve those struggling with homelessness, mental health issues, and extended periods of unemployment. The grants range from around $100,000 to $300,000. The largest grant by a wide margin went to Project HOME for its comprehensive […]

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