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Philanthropy Network’s Blog is the work of members, staff, partners, sponsors and other leaders in philanthropy who provide insight into issues that matter to Greater Philadelphia and topics that affect the social impact sector.
Breaking Chains
By Sidney R. Hargro
Thursday, June 4, 2020

What philanthropy needs is not a new framework, but a new endgame, racial liberation, which requires an intentional and laser-like focus on breaking systems of oppression that are based in white supremacist culture.

215 People's Alliance
By Casey Cook
Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Grantees of Bread & Roses Community Foundation's Solidarity Fund for COVID-19 Organizing demonstrate the power, resilience and ingenuity of our community.

Gender Justice_Photo by Josh Howard on Unsplash
By Diane Cornman-Levy
Friday, May 8, 2020

With the deep and ever-widening economic inequities exposed by the COVID-19 crisis, it's time we come together to invest in strategies and policies that decrease and eventually eliminate the gender and racial wealth gap.

Woman in mask
Wednesday, April 15, 2020

In the new reality spurred by the COVID-19, women are on the frontlines of the pandemic which puts them at increased risk of infection, economic hardship and gender-based violence.

Immigrant Community courtesy Fels Fund
Wednesday, April 8, 2020

The Douty, Fels and Scattergood Foundations invite their fellow funders to sign-on to this statement committing to actions supporting our immigrant and refugee communities during the COVID-19 crisis.

BalletX by Chris Kendig
By Nancy Burd & Marcelle Hinand
Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Creating a pooled fund of flexible capital could help resuscitate our arts ecosystem and build a more sustainable future for the arts and cultural sector post-COVID-19.

Friday, March 20, 2020

As the depth of the COVID-19 crisis becomes increasingly apparent, regional funders are eager to connect and share strategies on how best to respond.

All in This Together
By Sidney R. Hargro
Tuesday, March 17, 2020

The unprecedented times we're experiencing as a result of the COVID-19 crisis will require equally unprecedented, collective acts of unity and trust-based flexibility between funders, nonprofits, and the broader community. 

By Alejandro Gibes de Gac
Wednesday, February 19, 2020

The Claneil Foundation’s Professional Development Fund invests in people not simply in terms of their skill sets, but in their very humanity.