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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.

New Report on Nonprofit Financial Health Pre-Pandemic Serves as a Wake-Up Call

The Financial Heath of Greater Philadelphia Nonprofits 2020
Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Partners funding the report acknowledge that the risk the sector faces today during a pandemic is the result of a system that was not financially stable pre-COVID that must be fixed.

William Penn Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Announce more than $8 million in Covid-19 Relief and Recovery Grants

Philadelphia Orchestra by Jeff Fusco
Wednesday, December 2, 2020

To continue to address the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the William Penn Foundation has partnered with The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to collectively award more than $8 million in Relief and Recovery Support grants to local arts organizations.

City of Philadelphia and PIDC Open Applications to Philadelphia COVID-19 Small Business Relief Fund

Philadelphia COVID-19 Small Business Relief Fund
Monday, March 23, 2020

The City of Philadelphia and PIDC announced the COVID-19 Small Business Relief Fund, a more-than-$9 million grant and loan program designed to support Philadelphia small businesses, help maintain payroll obligations, and preserve jobs impacted by the spread of the virus.

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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).

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.

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