Creative placemaking project supported by the Knight Foundation inspires civic participation
With support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, artist Hunter Franks is spending three weeks in Philadelphia this summer creating connections between people and neighborhoods using participatory art. Franks partnered with the Asian Arts Initiative for the First Love Project, which collected the story of people’s first love along with their portrait; with the Mural Arts program to complete a crowdsourced mural in the Belmont neighborhood; and the Porch at 30th Street Station to create the Museum of You, an interactive museum where passersby are invited to share the story of an object that is important to them. Read more on the Knight Foundation’s Blog.
(Photo by Hunter Franks)
Barra Foundation unveils new website and funding approach to support innovation
In order to better align and define its work to advance innovation, the Barra Foundation has reimagined its funding approach and redesigned its website to more effectively further its mission in the Greater Philadelphia region. Significant changes include the merging of Project and Planning Grants into one program called the Catalyst Fund, which will support timely and novel approaches that push boundaries and have the potential to inspire change, and the renaming of the Community Fund to the Barra Awards, which provide critical core support to exemplary organizations that exhibit leadership, adaptability and performance. Watch a 45-second message and visit Barra’s new website to learn more about the recent changes.
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November 11, 2014
Philanthropy Network's 2014 Fall Conference
Be sure to reserve Tuesday, November 11th for Philanthropy Network’s 2014 Fall Conference! We’ll return to the Inn at Penn for Sparking Solutions 2.0, where we’ll build on the momentum from last year’s event to further advance ideas and action around our Sparking issues agenda. Watch for additional details to be announced soon.
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Donor guide offers strategies to prevent childhood obesity
Commissioned by the Greater Philadelphia Food Funders and produced by the Center for High Impact Philanthropy at Penn, the guide "Donor Strategies to Prevent Childhood Obesity: Lessons from the Greater Philadelphia Region" (March 2014) identifies three key strategies for funders who seek to impact childhood obesity: start early, increase access to healthy foods and opportunities for physical activity, and enable healthy choices in both eating and physical activity. The report was produced with support from the Convergence Partnership for Healthy People, Healthy Places. Download the guide here.
Debra Kahn commentary: A region for giving
(Philadelphia Inquirer, 12/4/13)
"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."
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 photos, videos and other materials from the event, including the Sparking Solutions Conference Report prepared by Generocity. Check back for updates and additional news about follow-up actions.