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.
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.