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Libraries Under Attack- How Funders Can Help Defy Bans and Discrimination

Thursday, June 29, 2023
10:00am - 11:15am
Virtual via Zoom

Hear from public librarians about the role their libraries play in their changing communities and the implications of being caught in the crosshairs of the culture wars, and what private funders can do to support these critical institutions as they cope with unprecedented threats.


Legal Briefing for Funders: Major Changes to Pennsylvania's Nonprofit Law and the Implications for You and Your Grantees

Thursday, June 22, 2023
9:30am - 10:30am

In November 2022, Pennsylvania made significant amendments to its nonprofit corporation law, which just went into effect in January 2023.

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What's Next for OST: The End of COVID Relief, Shifting Funding Priorities, and Post-Primary Considerations

Thursday, May 25, 2023
9:30am - 11:00am
Video Conference

Our next Out of School Time (OST) Funders Community of Practice session will delve into the details of the primary election outcomes and examining their implications for the OST sector.


Chester County Funders Community of Practice: Pathways to Affordable Housing Development in Chester County

Wednesday, May 3, 2023
8:30am - 10:00am
United Way of Chester County

The issue of affordable housing scarcity has become a nationwide concern.  Like many other communities in the US, Chester County strug


Intro to Mission Aligned Investing for Small Funders

Wednesday, April 12, 2023
11:00am - 12:30pm
Video Conference via Zoom

The joint Small Funders Community of Practice and Mission Aligned Funders Working Group session will offer an introduction to Mission Aligned Investing (MAI) and a discussion about the unique opportunities and challenges of MAI for small funders.

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OST Funders Community of Practice: Youth at the Helm: What Funders can Learn from Youth Organizers and Advocates

Wednesday, March 15, 2023
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Video Conference

During this OST Community of Practice session, we’ll learn how youth across the region are leading the charge to advocate for themselves, and how one foundation has translated that into youth-led grant decisions.


Chester County Funders Community of Practice: Blueprint Report on the Status of Women and Girls in Chester County

Wednesday, February 15, 2023
8:30am - 10:30am
Video Conference

Join the next Chester County Funders Community of Practice for a conversation with Kimberly Andrews, Executive Director of the Fund for Women and Girls, who will share highlights from the Fund’s 2022 Blueprint Report: Lighting a Path.


Gun Violence Prevention Matters for ALL of Us! Working Together to Achieve Better Outcomes

Monday, January 23, 2023
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Video Conference

Please join us on Monday, January 23rd, from 3:00 - 4:30 PM to hear from the initiators and leaders of the Civic Coalition to Save Lives, a broad civic effort to drive the adoption of evid


Arts and Culture Funders Community of Practice: Transforming Arts and Culture Investments

Friday, December 16, 2022
11:00am - 12:15pm
Video Conference

Arts and culture-driven enterprises are catalyzing positive impact in communities, from increasing resource access for underrepresented artists to stewarding culture in changing neighborhoods.

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Small Funders Community of Practice: Implementation of a Participatory Grantmaking Process with the Gender Justice Fund

Monday, December 5, 2022
1:00pm - 2:30pm

Please join the Small Funders Community of Practice for a conversation with Farrah Parkes, Executive Director of the Gender Justice Fund, who will share an overview of the mission and programs of the Gender Justice Fund and provid


2022 SPARX Conference | Oct 25 & 27

Tuesday, October 25, 2022 to Thursday, October 27, 2022
Day 1 Virtual (10/25, 12-3 PM); Day 2 @P4 Hub (10/27, 1-4 PM)

This year’s SPARX will be an opportunity to look inside, examine our core as organizations and individuals, and build upon our strengths to achieve greater social justice and racial equity.


Blended Finance - A Strategic Partnership for Growth Luncheon

Thursday, October 13, 2022
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Racquet Club of Philadelphia

Join other investment professionals, endowment/foundation leaders, and impact investors gathering to discuss the use of blended finance and how it can be used to move dollars from the balance sheets of endowments/foundations to affordable housing projects and Black, Brown, and women-owned businesses.


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