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The Nonprofit Repositioning Fund is a collaborative effort to improve the capacity, effectiveness, and financial health of Greater Philadelphia's nonprofit sector. Learn more.



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Philanthropy Network Greater Philadelphia is the region’s membership association for organizations and individuals active in philanthropy. Our 150+ members represent a broad spectrum of funder types, interests and approaches that reflect the increasing diversity of philanthropy. Our purpose is to educate and inspire members to do their best giving.


Sparking Solutions 2015:
Learning and Leading Together in a Diverse Landscape


It's a wrap! Thanks to everyone who joined us on Thursday, November 12 and made SPARKING SOLUTIONS 2015 our largest and best conference ever! Visit our 2015 Fall Conference Highlights page for more photos and resources from the the event.



Patricia KindIn Memoriam:
Patricia van Ameringen Kind,

It is with deep sadness that we mark the passing of Patricia Kind, who died on January 10 at age 91. Mrs. Kind was a nurse by training and devoted her life to caring and giving back. In 1996 she began the Patricia Kind Family Foundation, which focuses its grant making on health and human services for families in need throughout the Philadelphia metropolitan area. Read more.

Gerry LenfestGerry Lenfest endows new Institute for Journalism in New Media

Renowned Philadelphia philanthropist H. F. (Gerry) Lenfest, the sole owner and Chairman of Philadelphia Media Network, the holding company for The Philadelphia Inquirer, Daily News and, announced that he has donated these news organizations to a newly created tax-exempt organization known as the Institute for Journalism in New Media and will contribute $20 million to its newly established endowment. The Institute will operate under the TPF Special Assets Fund associated with The Philadelphia Foundation. Read more.




Get on the Map is a ground-breaking new data-gathering effort led by with Foundation Center and the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers to improve the quality, timeliness, and availability of rich grant data for and about funders in our region. Find out more about the campaign and how your organization can get on the map!

Maari PorterTo Go Far, Go Together:
The Trend toward Solving Social Issues through Collaborative Effort

In an editorial for the Philadelphia Social Innovations Journal, executive director Maari Porter writes about the growing trend toward collaboration among funders and nonprofits, and how the Network's Sparking Solutions initiative is helping to foster collective action among regional funders.


Giving in Greater Philadelphia 2014

Based on a survey of the Network’s members, Giving in Greater Philadelphia 2014 identifies recent trends, priorities and practices of key players in region’s philanthropic landscape and examines current, relevant data on giving in the five-county area. Key among the findings are that philanthropy in the region is stable and growing, with a reported 10 percent increase in regional giving from 2011-2013, and topping the list of funding priorities are Education, Arts & Culture, and Human Services. Read the press release and download the full report.


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United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern NJ - RFP for Girls Today, Leaders Tomorrow Program (deadline 2/16/16)

The Douty Foundation Spring 2016 Grant Cycle (applications accepted 2/1-3/15)



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