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Nonprofit Organizations Awarded More than $6 Million from William Penn Foundation for Workforce Development and Pandemic Recovery Efforts

William Penn Foundation
Tuesday, January 4, 2022

The William Penn Foundation today announced 44 grants totaling more than $6 million to support workforce development and job training opportunities for nearly 2,000 Philadelphians, as well as continued support for families’ basic needs.

Philadelphia Foundation’s Black Community Leaders Fund Makes $800,000 in Grants to 24 Organizations

Philadelphia Foundation
Monday, November 8, 2021

An additional $1.5 million in support for the fund also was announced, including contributions from William Penn Foundation ($1million), Wells Fargo ( $250,000), TD Bank ($100,000) and Philadelphia Health Partnership, Santander Bank and the Samuel S. Fels Fund ( $50,000 each).

Nonprofit Organizations Awarded More than $8 Million from William Penn Foundation for Continued Relief Efforts Supporting Philadelphia Families

William Penn Foundation
Thursday, June 17, 2021

he William Penn Foundation today announced 90 grants totaling more than $8 million to support nonprofit organizations focused on families’ basic needs and children’s education as Philadelphians continue to be impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.

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.

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.

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.   

William Penn Foundation Awards Additional $2.6M to Support COVID-19 Relief, Recovery Efforts in Philadelphia

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

In its fifth special meeting since March, the Foundation's Board of Directors approved a series of grants to immediately support multiple elements of recovery, including efforts to support early learning, youth programs and employment, and food access.

Foundations, City of Philadelphia and key Arts & Culture organizations join together to launch $3.45M fund to meet the growing emergency need in this sector

PHL COVID-19 Arts Aid Fund Partners
Wednesday, April 8, 2020

The COVID-19 Arts Aid PHL fund will serve individual artists as well as small and mid-sized cultural organizations whose operations have been devastated by the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic

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