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Plan to join us on Thursday, November 17 for Philanthropy Network's 2016 Fall Conference. This year we’re moving to a new, larger venue at the Hilton Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing.

Mark your calendar and stay tuned for further details coming soon!


2015 Year in Review

Maari Porter 

Read highlights from our past year.


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

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.



Funders support youth journalism during DNC

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and The Philadelphia Foundation (TPF) have joined forces to sponsor the Youth News Team -- a cadre of 20 Philadelphia high school and five middle school students covering the Democratic National Convention from a teen perspective. The program, which is being supported through TPF's Fund for Children, came about through the request of the 2016 DNC Host Committee, which sought to ensure that local residents are connected to the convention and that it has lasting benefits after the delegates depart. Student teams have been matched with local media partners including NBC10, Philadelphia Magazine, KYW and WHYY.

Comcast and HUD collaborate to close the digital divide

David Cohen, Julián CastroOn July 15, Comcast Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer David L. Cohen, and HUD Secretary Julián Castro announced ConnectHome, an historic step to close the digital divide in America. Now, public housing and HUD-assisted residents living in Comcast’s service area are eligible to apply for Internet Essentials, the company’s high-speed internet adoption program for low-income families. Pennsylvania and Philadelphia are among the top five states and cities that will benefit from the expanded program.  READ MORE.

Philanthropy Responding to Disaster

In the wake of the mass shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers,  Funders for LGBTQ Issues and other partners are co-hosting a three-part teleconference series for funders concerned about how to best respond to the Orlando tragedy.

For ongoing news and updates about Orlando, visit the website of our colleagues at the Florida Philanthropic Network. Additional information can be found at the Center for Disaster Philanthropy.



Philanthropy Network’s Maari Porter explains what makes funders “spark”
Maari Porter


In a recent PhillyCAM interview with Generocity editor Julie Zeglen, Network's executive director Maari Porter talks about some of the lessons learned from our Sparking Solutions initiative to actively promote and foster collaborative philanthropy around five critical, poverty-related issues.


Sparking Solutions Report

At our 2016 Annual Members' Meeting on April 6, we released a brand new report on Sparking Solutions, our initiative to actively promote and foster collaborative philanthropy that improves conditions, creates opportunities and changes lives in Greater Philadelphia. Launched in 2013, Sparking Solutions embodies a simple yet powerful idea: funders have to work collaboratively, with each other and across sectors, if we are to move the needle on critical challenges in the region. Read more.


Foundation Maps: Greater Philadelphia

Built on the Foundation Center’s powerful data visualization platform, Foundation Maps: Greater Philadelphia is a dynamic new tool shows the most detailed, up-to-date grants data available for our region Find out more about the Get on the Map campaign. Philanthropy Network members can login to our website to access the map here.

Sparking Solutions 2015:
Dr. Manuel Pastor
Learning and Leading Together in a Diverse Landscape

Thanks to the more than 375 attendees who joined us last 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, including a video of the keynote remarks by Dr. Manuel Pastor (pictured right).


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Citizens Bank Champions in Action Award (deadline 7/29/16)

Spruce Foundation 2016 Board and Committee Application (due 7/31/16) 

New Century Trust Girls Leadership Development Grants (K-12) (LOIs due 8/1/16)

Request for Applications: Building Evaluation Capacity Initiative (due 8/12/16)

Stoneleigh Emerging Leader Fellow Host (abstracts due 9/16/16)

Edna G. Kynett Foundation Childhood Cardiovascular Risk Initiative (applications due 10/15/16)



Corporate Engagement Manager – United Way of Greater Phila. & Southern NJ

Coordinator, Engagement (p/t) – United Way of Greater Phila. & Southern NJ

Director of Resource Development (Workplace Campaigns) – United Way of Greater Phila. & Southern NJ

Associate Director of Development- Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance

Director, Public Engagement - John Templeton Foundation


Program Associate, Life Sciences and Genetics - John Templeton Foundation    

Manager, Women of Vision Foundation- Women of Vision Foundation, Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia                                            

Philanthropic Services Associate - National Philanthropic Trust

Director, Evaluation- William Penn Foundation