The William Penn Foundation has decided on a new leader; however, the big decision doesn’t really come as much of a surprise. Here are a few takeaways from the appointment.
Funders haven't given up on classical music, or striving for more diversity in the ranks of classical musicians. We look at a $2.5 million grant to a consortium serving students across Greater Philadelphia.
Early literacy third-grade reading level efforts haven't been as successful as funders have hoped. The William Penn Foundation is trying something new, less conventional, and more collaborative.
To close out 2016, the Barra Foundation awarded seven new grants in December. These went to pilot programs and replications of successful programs in other parts of the country. We take a closer look.
This is one of the few foundations in the country that is exclusively dedicated to music education and music philanthropy—as along as you're in or near Philly.
One of the foundations of the upscale grocery giant, the Whole Cities Foundation, has backed some interesting work in Philly. Here are a few things to know.
Impact 100 Philadelphia will be giving out three core mission grants of $100,000 and two unrestricted operating support grants of $30,000. Where's the money likely to go?
With the application period just around the corner, here are a few tips on how to secure a Rosenlund Family Foundation grant for 2017.
The William Penn Foundation is putting $100 million into a city-wide project in Philly that, if successful, could offer an example of how to do more equitable, holistic parks philanthropy.
Toyota has a nonprofit corporation that most nonprofits have no idea exists. But it’s taking its automotive expertise and sharing it with the social sector in Philadelphia and other places.
The "bumps in the road" continue for the William Penn Foundation, with Laura Sparks leaving to take a higher ed position. Is there a moral to this story?
Given that Kimmel has now donated some $850 million, with no signs of shutting off the spigot, he has a surprisingly low profile.