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these new members:

harp-weaver LLC

Health Promotion Council of Southern PA

H. Chase Lenfest Family Office

 Pembroke Philanthropy Advisors

Philadelphia Bar Foundation

Threshold Group

Vetri Foundation for Children

• VNA Foundation of Greater North Penn

about our newest members


In 2013, Delaware Valley Grantmakers became Philanthropy Network Greater Philadelphia.

Watch this two-minute animated video and read the news release to know more about what the change means for our association and our region.


About Us

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.


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 you can get on the map!


New leadership named at three major philanthropic institutions

The boards of the Samuel S. Fels Fund, The Philadelphia Foundation and the John Templeton Foundation have named new leadership. Sarah Martinez-Helfman, currently executive director of the Eagles Youth Partnership and a board member of Philanthropy Network, will take over as president of the Fels Fund on October 1. The Philadelphia Foundation announced the appointment of Pedro A. Ramos as their next president and CEO, effective in August. Heather Templeton Dill, daughter of the late Dr. Jack Templeton and granddaughter of the late Sir John Templeton, has been appointed president of the John Templeton Foundation by the board of trustees.

Funders tour West Philadelphia Promise Zone

Based on interested generated at a spring meeting of Philanthropy Network’s Place-Based Funders Group focused on the West Philadelphia Promise Zone, 30 funders convened on June 10 for a tour of key sites in the Promise Zone neighborhoods. Beginning at 30th Street Station in University City, the tour itinerary included Mount Vernon Manor, Drexel, People’s Emergency Center, the Belmont Civic Alliance and University City District’s West Philadelphia Skills Initiative.  Read more.


Member News

Joint investment from Lenfest and William Penn Foundations aims to improve literacy education and outcomes

K-3 teachers attending week-long early literacy summer workshop at MLK High School

On July 6, the School District of Philadelphia, The Lenfest Foundation and the William Penn Foundation announced a collective investment of $30 million to improve literacy education and outcomes for 48,000 children in kindergarten through third grade (K-3). The Lenfest Foundation has committed $4.5 million and the William Penn Foundation has committed $6 million to support a three-year effort focused on three key elements: teacher training, on-site job support from trained instructional coaches, and in-class libraries to provide better resources for students. All the initiatives are part of READ! by 4th, a citywide campaign that aims to have all of the city's 4th graders proficient in reading by 2020.


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Philanthropy Network elects new officers & directors

Eight new directors were elected by the membership at the Network's 2015 Annual Members' Meeting on March 31. Officers for 2015 were also announced. Pictured (l to r): President Paul DiLorenzo, Vice President Meredith Huffman, Secretary Ruth Clauser, and Treasurer Andy Toy. » Read more.

Maari Porter

"We're all in it together"

In a recent guest column for the Philadelphia Business Journal, incoming executive director Maari Porter discusses the importance of corporate giving and how she learned that the public, private and philanthropic sectors can work together to help the region thrive.

Read: Public, private, philanthropic: we're all in it together


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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2014 Fall Conference


THANK YOU to everyone who joined us on November 11th for our 2014 fall conference, Sparking Solutions 2.0.  Visit our special conference webpage for event photos, session materials and other event highlights.

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Grants Administrator - John Templeton Foundation

Program Officer - Stoneleigh Foundation

Public Participation Planner - DVRPC

Grants Administrator - First Hospital Foundation

Sr. Analyst, Giving Operations Systems & Tools - Comcast

President and CEO - Delaware Community Foundation

Director, Finance and Grants Administration - The Fund for the School District of Philadelphia