|Upcoming Philanthropy Network Events|
A Funders Conversation on the Role of Sports in Youth Development
Sports can play a special role in influencing youth development. Philanthropy Network Greater Philadelphia is pleased to partner with The Horner Foundation, The Philadelphia Foundation and the Vincera Foundation for a funders' conversation where we will explore topics relevant to funding youth development through sports.
Greater Philadelphia Food Funders Release Strategic Plan 2014-2018
In late October, the Greater Philadelphia Food Funders unveiled a new strategic plan that sets forth a clear vision and mission, and identifies goals and strategies to increase impact through collective action. The plan is the first of a three‐part project that also includes developing a funder toolkit around childhood obesity prevention and intervention programs, and community outreach to spark greater awareness, collective action and measurable change.
The project is being supported with a grant from the Convergence Partnership Fund for Healthy People, Healthy Places, and match commitments by: Claneil Foundation, Inc., Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission, the Leo & Peggy Pierce Family Foundation, Pottstown Area Health & Wellness Foundation, St. Christopher’s Foundation for Children, and The Philadelphia Foundation.
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Debra Kahn commentary: A region for giving
(Philadelphia Inquirer, 12/4/13)
Philanthropy has gotten a lot of media attention lately. Donors, recipients, and observers alike are debating the role of philanthropy, its changing face, and its power to make a difference.
Shining a light on philanthropy - actions that spark social change, meet human needs, and create new opportunities - is important. However, we all will be better served if the conversation is based on an accurate and complete portrayal of the philanthropic scene in the Philadelphia region. To that end, during this season of giving, I offer five insights to enhance our understanding of the role and impact of philanthropy: READ MORE
2013 Fall Conference
More than 350 attendees joined us at the Inn at Penn on November 14th for our 25th annual fall conference, SPARKING SOLUTIONS. Visit our 2013 Fall Conference Highlights Page
for materials from the event, and check back in the coming weeks for
additional photos and videos, and news about follow-up actions.
Other Philanthropy News & Announcements
•• Annual Blueprint
Forecast Offers Insights, Predictions for Philanthropy
•• Center for Disaster Philanthropy responds to Typhoon Haiyan
•• Foundation Center estimates 2012 giving topped $50 billion
•• Corporate Giving Restored Since Pre-Global Recession; Non-Cash Contributions Dominate
•• Urgency sought for funding PA roads and transit