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By sunsetting, the Douty Foundation makes a strong case for limited-life philanthropy purpose

Nov. 11, 2021 3:28 pm

By sunsetting, the Douty Foundation makes a strong case for limited-life philanthropy

“As a result of its own internal planning coupled with the injustices exposed throughout 2020, the Foundation determined that now is the time to put 100% of its resources into the hands of the communities that are at the heart of this work,” said Jennifer Leith.
We didn’t win Philanthropitch last year, but the journey was worth it purpose

Oct. 4, 2021 11:26 am

We didn’t win Philanthropitch last year, but the journey was worth it

"Coming to an event like Philanthropitch puts you front and center in the middle of like-minded people working to make a difference in our region," says Hopeworks ED Dan Rhoton.
A strong school district = stronger communities purpose

Oct. 1, 2021 4:02 pm

A strong school district = stronger communities

"For the Fund of the School District of Philadelphia, it’s a priority that the next superintendent has this unique trait of understanding and uplifting partnership development," says guest columnist Donna Frisby-Greenwood.
New survey: Black, Latinx and Asian American donors give more to social and racial justice causes purpose

Sep. 13, 2021 2:49 pm

New survey: Black, Latinx and Asian American donors give more to social and racial justice causes

"We also see that African Americans are the most likely to give to strangers of all racial and ethnic groups," say researchers and guest columnists Wendy Chen and Una Osili.
What traditional philanthropy can learn from Black philanthropy purpose

Aug. 24, 2021 8:30 am

What traditional philanthropy can learn from Black philanthropy

Think about the fact that Black philanthropy is being celebrated because traditional philanthropy wasn’t designed to and hasn’t met the needs of the Black community for more than 20 years, says guest columnist Monique Curry-Mims.
3 takeaways from Melinda French Gates and MacKenzie Scott teaming up to fund women’s and girls’ causes funding

Aug. 12, 2021 1:21 pm

3 takeaways from Melinda French Gates and MacKenzie Scott teaming up to fund women’s and girls’ causes

The joint funding is notable, in part, because only 1.6% of philanthropic dollars in America support women’s and girls’ organizations, according to guest columnists Jacqueline Ackerman and Tessa Skidmore.
The DNA of Black philanthropy purpose

Aug. 9, 2021 9:59 am

The DNA of Black philanthropy

"The ongoing responsibility to community is what Black Philanthropy Month is all about. We musn't confine our identities as philanthropists to the dollars we spend," says guest columnist Erinn Corbett-Wright.
MacKenzie Scott’s giving starkly contrasts with the approach of early white funders of HBCUs purpose

Aug. 2, 2021 12:13 pm

MacKenzie Scott’s giving starkly contrasts with the approach of early white funders of HBCUs

In his guest column, historian of philanthropy Tyrone Freeman outlines the history of paternalism of white funders, including those who helped many historically Black colleges and universities open their doors.
If Jeff Bezos gave you $100M to help grow a nonprofit, which would you choose? purpose

Jul. 22, 2021 12:11 pm

If Jeff Bezos gave you $100M to help grow a nonprofit, which would you choose?

When we posed that question via our newsletter yesterday, four community members immediately responded — three of them spotlighting deserving organizational recipients, and one of them with a plan that would make the lives Philadelphians a lot healthier.
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.

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