The industrialist Henry Rowan left behind a foundation with assets over $250 million when he died in 2015. His widow, Lee Rowan, is big fan of charter schools, judging by a $2.2 million gift she recently made.
While deep federal cuts in arts funding have yet to materialize, the screws have already tightened in many cites and states—in some cases, spurring foundations to step forward in a major way.
Bank funders almost always stick to their service areas, and the Malvern Federal Charitable Foundation is no exception. Where does its grant money flow in the Philadelphia area?
Several major philanthropic institutions around the country have strong journalism roots, but does that mean they should provide grants to report the news? With a focus on Philadelphia, here's a look at the grants awarded from the Lenfest Institute for Journalism's first open call for applications.
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.
News out of Philadelphia suggests that when "highbrow" performing arts groups tap into unique local assets to boost audience engagement, funders respond.
With ties to Philadelphia, New Jersey, New York, Alabama, and the Bay Area this former football player and his wife are focusing their philanthropy on early literacy.
The pharmaceutical company, AmerisourceBergen, started its own grantmaking foundation just two years ago. To get a better sense of it's priorities, we connected with the foundation’s president, Gina Clark.
Professional sports is a big business and the charitable arms of some franchises have grown more active and sophisticated. A case in point is the Philadelphia Eagles.
The nursing shortage is a big concern nationwide. Here's how a health insurance funder is tackling the issue close to home.
We catch up with the Wawa Foundation's expansion in Philadelphia and beyond, with its interesting approach to grantmaking.
What’s more interesting than the numbers is the types of arts groups that are getting Pew’s support in Philadelphia. Here are a few themes that have emerged as growing priorities.
The William Penn Foundation is providing major funding to educate the public about the Delaware River watershed. It's the latest example of Penn's connect-the-dots approach to conservation.
The big grants from Impact100 Philadelphia are core mission grants. But these women also award smaller general operating support grants from the “leftover funds” that are worth looking at, too.
The Claneil Foundation has been making grants in the Philadelphia region and beyond for about 40 years. Its new strategy looks at three closely intertwined issues.
The giving circle movement is strong and getting stronger across the country, and women in Philadelphia are leading the way. Here, we look at a funding group called the Saturday Club.
To learn more about two new initiatives and how nonprofits in Philadelphia can get the IBC Foundation’s support, we connected with the foundation’s president, Lorina Marshall-Blake.
A plan to cap a stretch of highway and reconnect Philadelphia to its waterfront has been in the works for decades. It’s now very close, thanks in part to a $15 million grant.
Philly activists have long turned to this progressive funder for support across a range of issues. We look at what kinds of activities Bread & Roses is backing right now.
Women of Vision announced three new Philadelphia grants totaling $92,000. A fourth grant went to a group in Israel, but Philadelphia is always the primary focus of this funding group.
Comcast giving looms big in its hometown, and a flurry of new grants to nonprofits in the Greater Philadelphia and New Jersey areas just went out the door. Where is the money going?
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.