Check Out What the William Penn Foundation is Doing to Control Water Pollution

With an ambitious mandate to preserve and protect the Delaware watershed, the William Penn Foundation is helping bridge the gap between farmers and municipalities. One recent major grant will underwrite an effort to look more closely at how local farms operate and better understand ways they contribute to water pollution.
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Is Having a Finance Guy Lead the Penn Foundation Good for Philly's Nonprofits?

Penn's grantmaking is likely to become more focused on the bottom line of impact, with grantees having to do more to demonstrate high effectiveness and performance. That will leave many nonprofits groaning, and some out in the cold, but those who really deliver the goods stand to benefit under the new regime.
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How the William Penn Foundation is Protecting Drinking Water for 15 Million Americans

The Philadelphia metropolitan area lies in the Delaware watershed, along the longest un-dammed river east of the Mississippi. Simply put, a watershed is the land that water moves across and under as it flows. This particular watershed provides water for drinking, commercial, industrial, and recreation purposes for over 15 million people in Philadelphia, New York City, and along the east coast.
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Who Should Pay for Bike Trails: Private Foundations or Tax Payers?

Trails might be getting a little more treacherous for hikers and bikers in Philadelphia. The pool of money that the William Penn Foundation supplied to build a regional trail system has run dry, and the foundation isn't planning on supplying any more.
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