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these new members:

 The Burd Group

ERM Group Foundation, Inc.

Franklin Square Foundation

 Mary E. Groff Charitable Trust

 Halloran Philanthropies

 J.P. Morgan

 Lomax Family Foundation

 The Mayor’s Fund for Philadelphia

 Pembroke Philanthropy Advisors

 Saint-Gobain Corporation

Vetri Foundation for Children

 Vincera Foundation

about our new members


Delaware Valley Grantmakers is now
Philanthropy Network Greater Philadelphia

Watch this two-minute animated video and read the news release to know more about what this 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.


Seats are filling up for the 2014 Fall Conference!



November 11, 2014
8:30 AM to 2:30 PM

The Inn at Penn
3600 Sansom Street
Philadelphia PA



Plan to join over 350 of your regional partners on 11/11 for SPARKING SOLUTIONS 2.0!  Our 2014 conference will build on the momentum of our Sparking Solutions initiative to further advance ideas and collective action around critical issues that impact our region. Visit the conference webpage to learn more. Past conferences have sold out, so be sure to sign up early to guarantee your place!

Member News

Eagles Youth Partnership teams up with READ! By 4th Campaign to tackle childhood literacy

At a press conference on October 15, READ! By 4th Campaign announced that Eagles Youth Partnership and Eagles cornerback Brandon Boykin will serve as a leading voice for the Campaign’s efforts to boost the number of children reading on grade level by the start of fourth grade. Boykin will serve as the Campaign’s first “Philadelphia icon” and will use his appearance on sports radio, and in the media to give tips on how parents can help their children become great readers. Boykin will use his social media platforms to encourage parents to “#DoThe22” by spending 22 minutes every day reading and interacting with their children. He will also work with Eagles Youth Partnership’s Book Mobile by making appearances at local elementary schools to promote the importance of literacy. Read more.

William Penn Foundation makes largest grant ever to the Free Library

On Thursday, September 11, William Penn Foundation announced a $25 million grant to the Free Library of Philadelphia - the largest-ever grant made by the Foundation, and the largest private gift ever received by the Library. The funds will support the transformational Building Inspiration: 21st Century Libraries Initiative, an innovative model for the future of library service across the country and the globe—designed to respond to the rapidly changing roles of libraries in our contemporary society and information-based economy. Read more.


Upcoming Events


Smart Grantmaking Practices Fundamentals Workshop:
Understanding Nonprofit Financials

This session is designed to provide attendees with a better understanding of the key parts of a nonprofit’s financial forms. Led by Your Part-Time Controller’s Jennifer Alleva and Angela Coaxum, participants will learn skills to uncover the meaning behind a nonprofit’s financial trend analysis, and important questions to consider (and to ask a grantee) when reviewing a nonprofit’s financial documents.


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Executive Search

The search is open to identify Philanthropy Network’s next executive director. To learn more about the position and how to apply, visit our Career Center or contact Beth Hare at Criterion Search Group.

Debra KahnQ&A with Network Executive Director Debra Kahn

The August issue of Fairmount Ventures reSources newsletter features an interview with Philanthropy Network's Debra Kahn
Kahn talks about some of the latest philanthropic trends, how nonprofits can better position themselves in an increasingly competitive funding environment, and what attendees can expect at our 2014 Fall Conference, Sparking Solutions 2.0,  on November 11.

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.

Latest News

Webinar Series: NFF's The Spectrum of Nonprofit Financing Options

City Sessions 1: Making Philadelphia Family Friendly


ArtPlace America‘s National Grants Program (deadline 11/3/14)

Weinberg Family Internship Fund Grants (application deadline 11/7/14)

The Funders' Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities - Nicholas P. Bollman Award (deadline 10/29/14)

Knight Cities Challenge (deadline 11/14/14)

Partnership for Better Health - RFP 2015 Nonprofit Training Institute (deadline 11/24/14)

Women of Vision 2015/2016  Grant Cycle (LOIs due 12/5/14)

Call for Nominations for Chester County Fund for Women and Girls' 2015 Kitchen Table Award (deadline 12/22/14)



Executive Director - Philanthropy Network Greater Philadelphia