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City of Philadelphia Launches “PHLConnectED”

Thursday, August 6, 2020

The City of Philadelphia today announced PHLConnectED, a collaboration to connect up to 35,000 low-income K-12 student households with internet service and laptops and provide digital skills training and tech support for families, 

BLBB Charitable Awards COVID-19 Emergency Grants to Area Cultural Institutions

BLBB Charitable
Wednesday, August 5, 2020

BLBB Charitable announced grants of $40,000 to several northern Montgomery County and Bucks County cultural institutions that continue to struggle with closures or reduced revenue due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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More than 500 U.S. Philanthropy Leaders Sign Unprecedented Letter: Don’t Cut the Census Short

2020 Census
Wednesday, August 5, 2020

More than 500 philanthropic organizations, alarmed by the announcement that the U.S. Department of Commerce intends to “drastically cut short” 2020 census operations amid a surging coronavirus pandemic, urged the U.S. Census Bureau not to rush the significant enumeration and data processing that remain unfinished.

Douty Foundation announces plans to sunset

Monday, August 3, 2020

After more than 50 years of grantmaking in support of organizations working to foster equitable opportunities for children and youth in Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties, the trustees of the Alfred and Mary Douty Foundation have decided to cease operations as a private foundation at the end of calendar year 2021.

Independence Public Media Foundation Announces $1.75 Million in Grants for COVID-19 Community Storytelling and Information Projects

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Grants will support projects that document, share, and preserve people’s experiences and stories during COVID-19, as well as strengthen information networks and community-led media across the Greater Philadelphia region.

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Big Picture Alliance Named 2020 Bartol Award Winner

Monday, July 27, 2020

The Stockton Rush Bartol Foundation has selected Big Picture Alliance - which engages, educates and empowers Philadelphia youth through filmmaking and digital media arts -  as the winner of the 2020 George Bartol Arts Education Award.

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