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Social Impact Across the U.S. people

Jan. 27, 2015 12:43 pm

Social Impact Across the U.S.

This week in Social Impact Across the U.S.: In states that opted out of expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, African Americans are disproportionately falling into a “coverage gap,” Stateline, an initiative of The Pew Charitable Trusts, reports. As for Pennsylvania, Governor Tom Wolf has vowed to transition former Governor Tom Corbett’s Healthy Pennsylvania plan […]
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

Helen Cunningham, president of the Samuel S. Fels Fund, will step down in June 2015 after 23 years in the position. A search committee created by the board is now working to identify the next president. The Fund was founded over 80 years ago by soap manufacturer and civic leader Samuel Fels. His original philanthropic […]
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

Shared Prosperity, the city’s cross-sector initiative to reduce poverty, held one of its periodic round table discussions last Friday, December 12. The discussions bring experts and members of the community into the same room to talk about problems and solutions surrounding poverty. “What we try and do at each round table is to take an […]
GlaxoSmithKline Announces Nonprofit Winners of 2014 Impact Awards people

Dec. 3, 2014 1:51 pm

GlaxoSmithKline Announces Nonprofit Winners of 2014 Impact Awards

  On Giving Tuesday, GlaxoSmithKline announced the nine winners of its 2014 Impact Awards, an 18-year-old initiative to boost the nonprofits that are building healthier communities around the company’s U.S. campuses. GSK has awarded nearly $6 million to 150 regional organizations, but shifted its focus this year to address community health “outside the doctor’s office,” […]
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

The East Mount Airy Neighbors (EMAN) Community Fund is seeking nonprofit applicants for its inaugural round of grantmaking. The Philadelphia Foundation helped the group establish a donor advised fund, a flexible alternative to the creation of a private foundation or direct giving. The Foundation will also manage the grant application and award process. Nonprofits working on innovative solutions to […]
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 […]