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Opinion | As Philly’s historical organizations struggle, partnerships are key by Nadya K. Shmavonian

Historical Society photo by Heather Khalifa
Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Nadya Shmavonian, director of the Nonprofit Repositioning Fund, argues that the sustainability of vital services and community assets is threatened by the weakened financial health of nonprofits, and it is in our collective interest to identify and support innovative solutions that support the longterm viability of these important organizations. 

Philadelphia Foundation launches $1 million Key to Community Grants Program

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Philadelphia Foundation has opened applications for its Key to the Community Grant Program, which will distribute nine grants totaling $1 million in the categories of Economic Prosperity, the Opportunity Divide, and Community and Civic Engagement.

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William Penn Foundation announces new Creative Communities Grants

Monday, March 18, 2019

The William Penn Foundation announced grants of $2.6 million in their Creative Communities program, which supports artistic and cultural expression that stimulates new viewpoints and helps create places and spaces where new cultural experiences and perspectives can be encountered and shared.

Are Philly-area nonprofits really making a difference? Foundations put up $3 million to find out

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Local funders are partnering with the New York-based Edna McConnell Clark Foundation on the RISE (Readiness, Implementation, Sustainability for Effectiveness) Partnership, a two-year effort to invest $3 million to build the capacity of Philadelphia-area nonprofits to evaluate their impact.

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The Philadelphia Foundation Announces On The Table Philly “Activate” Mini-Grants

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

The Philadelphia Foundation announced 43 projects selected for $1,000 “Activate” mini-grants to help transform ideas generated during last year’s On the Table Philly into tangible initiatives that will improve the Greater Philadelphia region.

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A New Giving Circle That is Exclusively Funding Black-led, Black-Serving Nonprofits

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

The Philadelphia Black Giving Circle (PBGC), launched in 2018 to distribute pooled funds to nonprofits in the Philadelphia area that are black-led and black serving, has finished accepting applications for its first round of grantmaking.

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