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Philadelphia to benefit from $100M Starbucks initiative to advance racial equity

Starbucks
Thursday, January 14, 2021

Philadelphia will be among 12 cities targeted by Starbuck’s new $100 million Community Resilience Fund created to advance racial equity and environmental resilience.

Innovative COVID-19 Response Dashboard yields lessons for future disaster philanthropy

Covid-19 Signs
Wednesday, December 16, 2020

As tens of millions of philanthropic dollars were being distributed for emergency COVID-19 response in this region, the William Penn and Lenfest Foundations funded Philanthropy Network and the Center for High Impact Philanthropy to gather and examine data about the relief grantmaking.

Via Generocity: In culminating session, forum asks ‘Where do we go from here?

ECS Forum Panel
Thursday, November 5, 2020

During the culminating session of weeklong Forum on Justice & Opportunity convened by Episcopal Community Services, leaders incuding Philanthropy Network prewsident Sidney Hargro shared their thoughts on our next steps for collective action that can provide racial equity during the economic recovery.

CCFWG Unveils Women’s Suffrage Mural Before Election Day to Inspire Community to Get Out and Vote

CCFWG Suffrage Mural
Tuesday, November 3, 2020

A new mural unveiled days before the 2020 election honors the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which granted many women the right to vote, and serves as an inspiration for the community to get out and vote.

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.

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.

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.

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