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City Announces $1 Million Investment in Organizations Developing Innovative Workforce Solutions

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

The City of Philadelphia’s Department of Commerce—in partnership with Philadelphia's economic and workforce development partners—announced a renewed strategic commitment to address workforce challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic and that have been exacerbated by long-standing racial inequity and injustice.

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.   

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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Connelly and William Penn Foundations announce major support of workforce initiative

UCD Green City Works
Friday, December 20, 2019

A combined $895,000 in grants from Connelly & William Penn Foundations will support University City District's West Philadelphia Sklils Initiative (WPSI).

Community Fund for Immigrant Wellness invests $215,000 to promote culturally-centered strategies to promote mental health

Fund for Immigrant Wellness
Thursday, December 12, 2019

(Philadelphia, PA) – The Community Fund for Immigrant Wellness, a participatory grantmaking initiative that aims to promote mental health among immigrant communities, is pleased to announce a $215,000 investment in three implementation grantees for its second grant cycle.

Justice, not charity: Liz Dozier thinks philanthropy should be rooted in equity and solidarity

Liz Dozier
Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Liz Dozier of Chicago Beyond has a few ideas about how we can do philanthropy more equitably, including showing up in solidarity rather than rooted in bias, compliance metrics or inauthentic things.

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