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Beech commemorates memory of former CEO during COVID-19 pandemic

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

PHILADELPHIA, May 25, 2020 – The Beech Companies, Inc., a small nonprofit founded to revitalize disadvantaged communities in Philadelphia would have been celebrating its 30th anniversary with a big dinner on May 28th.  As fate would have it, the COVID-19 pandemic changed those plans.

A Call for Unprecedented Unity in Unprecedented Times

All in This Together
Tuesday, March 17, 2020

The unprecedented times we're experiencing as a result of the COVID-19 crisis will require equally unprecedented, collective acts of unity and trust-based flexibility between funders, nonprofits, and the broader community. 

William Penn Foundation announces new grants

Monday, December 16, 2019

In November, the William Penn Foundation Board of Directors approved grants of nearly $20 million in support of Great Learning, Great Public Spaces and Watershed Protection.

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.

Gerry Lenfest, Philly’s greatest philanthropist of all time | Opinion by Keith Leaphart

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Nov. 15 is National Philanthropy Day, a day when people around the country are invited to reflect and celebrate charitable acts — both financial gifts and acts of service for the benefit of others. I thought it only appropriate to acknowledge and celebrate the spirit of Gerry Lenfest on this day.

Philadelphia: Building a Stronger City Through Public Spaces

Thursday, May 24, 2018

In this post, Knight Foundation's Patrick Morgan reflects on the role of public spaces in creating more informed and engaged communities, and how recent investments in Philadelphia are creating deeper connections between people and their city and fostering greater community connection, trust and involvement.

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