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.
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.
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.
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.
It troubling to think that pharma firms may reap PR benefits with philanthropy to address a problem they helped create. On the other hand, any and all new funding is badly needed to fund anti-opioid efforts.
The Albert M. Greenfield Foundation keeps a pretty low profile, quietly giving money away to local groups involved in arts and culture, education, and human services. But here's a gift that stands out.
The IBC Foundation is working to tackle opioid addiction in Southeastern Pennsylvania. What's its strategy and who's getting grants?
It's usually charter schools that draw big private gifts. But here's a case of donor with deep ties to a public school opening his checkbook to the tune of $10 million.
Philanthropy's response to the deadly opioid epidemic has been lackluster. But in some hard-hit regions, funders have taken action. A grantmaker engaged in the fight in Southeastern Pennsylvania shares its lessons.
Giving Tuesday was a big success. But charitable giving by ordinary Americans is down, the wealthy give crumbs relative to their soaring assets, and nonprofits are in crisis in many cities.
This is an accessible funder and a good one to know for nonprofits working in the Philadelphia area. Here are the key points that grantseekers should be aware of regarding Connelly Foundation giving.
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.