T. Rowe Price, the global asset management firm, has been based in Baltimore since 1937. Lately, its philanthropic arm has been ramping up its giving and taking new, bolder approaches to tackling the city’s many problems.
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation is a major supporter of college access with a broad geographic focus. But the Virginia-based organization also makes its home region a priority, giving significantly each year for education in the Mid-Atlantic States.
Comcast-NBC Universal Foundation’s work on the digital divide, as well as its other philanthropic efforts, focuses strongly on communities where the company has a presence. Here’s an inside look at how this media giant does its giving.
This part of the Mid-Atlantic between Chesapeake Bay and the sandy beaches of the Atlantic is a favorite spot for seafood lovers and outdoor recreation—but it’s also a hub for local philanthropy.
Alan and Jill Miller have historically been quiet philanthropists, giving through a family foundation they set up in the 1990s. Yet the couple’s charitable assets have grown and their grantmaking in the Philly area has gained prominence.
Philadelphia Health Partnership brings an upstream approach to its grantmaking and believes in working across sectors. It funds an innovative partnership between public interest lawyers and medical professionals, among other programs.
With a net worth of around $1.3 billion and a philanthropic foundation that’s been around since the early 1990s, Sidney Kimmel is a familiar name to nonprofit leaders in Philadelphia. What causes and organizations does he support?
Here’s what local grantseekers should know about the Independence Foundation’s current focus and grantmaking priorities in and around Philadelphia.
Justice reform has long been part of the Public Welfare Foundation’s portfolio. But with political winds shifting and new openings for progress, it plans to focus most of its grantmaking in this area, starting with new local-level work in Washington D.C.
Funders have been stepping up efforts to get museums to diversify their collections and staff. The Baltimore Museum of Art, an institution that has strongly embraced this goal, recently landed a major gift from two donors impressed with its progress.
Since many local nonprofits might yet be familiar with FDC, a health legacy funder established in 2016, here are a few things to know about its grantmaking and priorities.
This funders latest round of grants underscores its multifaceted approach to supporting Pennsylvanian’s health and well-being. We look at how this funder is setting an example in local health funding, especially in relation to the opioid crisis.
The Angelakis Family Foundation doesn’t make itself particularly accessible to grantseekers, so here’s what local groups should know about the family’s giving in Philadelphia.
This media giant’s corporate funding arm will soon award approximately $2.5 million in 11 regions to support promising local programs addressing community challenges.
The late Albert Gordon was among the most powerful people in finance. But he also stressed the importance of philanthropy to his sons, including Dan Gordon, who now pilots one of the family foundations, with a focus on grantmaking in Philadelphia.
Thanks to the “philanthropic redlining of African-American communities,” black-led nonprofits tend to be smaller, have less access to funding sources, and have fewer cash reserves. Here’s how a new giving circle in Philadelphia is responding to that shortfall.
We take a look at the new charitable venture of Zach Ertz of the Philadelphia Eagles, and soccer player Julie Ertz, which is focused in Philadelphia, the Bay Area, and Haiti.
Even as other priorities clamor for attention, big city foundations have stuck with funding for the arts. A case in point is the William Penn Foundation, which aims to increase access to high-quality artistic and cultural experiences across Philadelphia.
The Horner Foundation is run by family members who focus their giving on causes for kids aged 10 to 19 in Philadelphia, the San Francisco Bay Area, and regions of Canada and England. Here’s what it’s up to.
After undergoing a strategy shift several years ago, a once sleepy family foundation in Washington, D.C. has emerged as a force in the region’s funding scene. We look at its latest move.
The Philadelphia Eagles’ reach has been growing in the region’s nonprofit sector. We look at how the team’s giving is evolving and where funds are going.
Here’s a look at how the Foundations Community Partnership has been giving money to local groups in Bucks County, Pennsylvania and what its priorities are.
Mini-grants, which are often in the range of $250 to $2,500, have an important place in institutional philanthropy, even though you don't hear much about them.
Philadelphia’s First Hospital Foundation has a new name and a more targeted focus this year. Here, we look at what’s changed from the funder’s previous decades of giving.
Impact100 Philadelphia, a women’s giving circle in its 10th year, is going full-steam-ahead, with a recent grant round of $387,000. Next up: an effort to engage younger donors.
In recent years, Philadelphia has been identified as a city struggling with a long-term drop in charitable giving. But the news is not all bad, thanks to donors like Mel Heifetz.
Too many college athletes are unprepared for life after graduation. A large gift to the University of Maryland from a stalwart donor couple hopes to change that.
Vanguard is a global company with offices around the world. But it’s headquartered outside of Philadelphia and makes some big grants in the city, with a focus on early childhood learning.
Millions of infants and toddlers are stuck in mediocre childcare that can hurt their development. Funders are finally paying more attention, including in Philadelphia, where $3 million is flowing to help caregivers do a better job.