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New Regional COVID-19 Response Dashboard analyzes more than $40M in giving from 13 shared funds in Greater Philadelphia

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Developed by the Center for High Impact Philanthropy at the University of Pennsylvania and Philanthropy Network Greater Philadelphia with support from William Penn and Lenfest Foundations, the dashboard is one of the first efforts to collect grants data from numerous pooled giving funds and share it publicly, mapped against demographic and economic data.   

GreenLight Raises New $3.5 Million Fund to Combat Systemic Poverty in Philadelphia

Omar Woodard
Monday, September 14, 2020

With $3.5 million in support from over 25 families, corporate, and philanthropic investors and supporters, the GreenLight Philadelphia Fund III will scale solutions to systemic challenges identified by communities that are experiencing poverty.

Systems transformation could have saved Daniel Prude’s life

Photo credit Warren Wong on Unsplash
Thursday, September 10, 2020

The tragedy of Daniel Prude's killing is an example of how our systems fail to center the dignity and value of human life and why we must apply a racial justice lens and trauma-informed practices to build better systems of care for people with behavioral health disorders.

A Working Mom on Back-to-School Life in COVID

Sanchez family
Thursday, September 3, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the challenges faced by working mothers, but it has also provided an opportunity to not only address longstanding inequities but to strive for healing and change of systems that have consistently put women at a disadvantage.

VNA Foundation of Greater North Penn announces first round North Penn Unity Grants

VNA Foundation
Wednesday, August 26, 2020

The VNA Foundation of Greater North Penn distributed $135,000 in general operating grants through the first round of its North Penn Unity Grant program, designed to help nonprofit partners better cope with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Community Voices: from a Moment and for a Movement

Spiral Q 2
Monday, August 24, 2020

In light of Independence Public Media's recent Community Voices Fund grants, program officer Nuala Cabral reflects on the role of media and philanthropy in supporting movements that challenge oppressive systems without co-opting or containing them.

Chester County Community Foundation “Food for Thought” Board Trustee Edition Goes Digital This September

Chester County Community Foundation
Thursday, August 20, 2020

Formerly held in person and known as the Board Trustee Institute, this new virtual series will explore a variety of topics geared towards helping nonprofits grow and thrive during these troubling times.

Homeless Assistance Fund, Inc. (HAFI) receives national award for innovative partnership

Secretary's Award for Public-Philanthropic Partnerships
Tuesday, August 18, 2020

The Homeless Assistance Fund, Inc. (HAFI) is among seven recipients of the 2020 Secretary's Award for Public-Philanthropic Partnerships that recognizes innovative partnerships between foundations and government that have been critical in transforming communities and improving the quality of life for low-and moderate-income residents across the country.   

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