May 14, 2021 9:43 am
Report card: Community leaders say the sector has responded well to challenges. Local gov, not so much
The leaders who responded to our third TRACE self-assessment in April offered a more positive take on our questions about public health, community engagement and economic resiliency than they did in January.
May 12, 2021 11:46 am
Big philanthropy’s newest disruptor? Tiny philanthropy
TRACE project reporter Lynette Hazelton talks with Bread & Roses Community Fund and Philadelphia Black Giving Circle about why large grantmakers are beginning to think like their much smaller counterparts.
Mar. 17, 2021 10:35 am
Poverty Action Fund grants $1 million to LISC and LEDC to assist Philly’s Latinx communities
The organizations hope to create “a place-based, collective service delivery model” to create the ultimate in coordination — one-stop shopping to tackle poverty.
Feb. 24, 2021 10:57 am
What did ‘A Better Chicago’ do for poverty that could work in Philadelphia?
Chicago is a well-off town with a poverty problem. Philadelphia is poor. But The Fund for the School District of Philadelphia, Pew's Fund for Health and Human Services and GreenLight Fund Philadelphia are already employing parallel strategies.
Feb. 17, 2021 12:22 pm
How are we doing? Philly might want to hide its latest ‘just recovery’ report card
The leaders who responded to our second TRACE self-assessment in December/January offered almost uniformly terrible ratings in response to questions about public health, community engagement and economic resiliency.
Jan. 8, 2021 12:00 pm
In crisis, public health comes undone
According to the CDC, African Americans are 1.4 times more likely to contract COVID-19 and 2.8 times more likely to die from it than whites. For Latinxs, the numbers are 1.7 and 2.8 times more likely, respectively.
Dec. 14, 2020 3:47 pm
Where has the coronavirus relief money gone?
According to the National Governor’s Association, 7 out of 10 Coronavirus Relief Fund recipients say changing and unclear guidance from the Treasury Department has slowed the allocation process.
Dec. 9, 2020 8:00 am
Indonesian restaurants in Philly have kept operating through ingenuity and tenacity. But how much longer?
Indonesian Lantern's Indah Nuritasari and Generocity contributor Sabrina Emms talk to three restaurateurs about COVID's ongoing impact on a sector that's a key part of the community.
Dec. 8, 2020 9:57 am
A look inside the stubborn problem of access to benefits and relief in Kensington
Generocity contributor Brandon Dorfman looks at some the root causes of poverty in Kensington, and at the limitations of, and challenges to, poverty alleviation efforts that have been deployed in the neighborhood in the past.
Nov. 23, 2020 11:03 am
In Philly’s Indonesian community, every COVID-19 death has been impactful. And prompts its members to help each other
The number of cases of COVID-19 in the community has been declining, but the effort to combat misinformation and get legitimate health care is ongoing.