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these new members:

» ERM Group Foundation, Inc.

» Franklin Square

» Mary E. E. Groff Charitable

» Halloran Philanthropies

» Lomax Family Foundation

» The Mayor’s Fund for

» Saint-Gobain Corporation

» 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.  LEARN MORE

Member News

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.


Upcoming Events

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.

» Interested in becoming a conference sponsor?
Download our 2014 Fall Conference Sponsorship & Advertising Opportunities Brochure, or contact Debra Kahn, Executive Director,
at 215-790-9700 x4 or to learn more.


Featured @

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)

Debra A. Kahn"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.

Latest News

WOMEN'S WAY: Community Women's Fund Info Session

Webinar: Rocking the Boat Without Falling Out

Webinar: Supporting Local Food Policy to Create Sustainable Access to Healthy Food

8/5/2014 » 8/6/2014
Healthy Minds Healthy Bodies 2014

Webinar:Leveraging the Opportunity that Out-of-School Time Brings to Common Core


Nelson Foundation Fall Grant Cycle (LOIs accepted 7/1-7/31)

GSK IMPACT Grant for Philadelphia (LOI deadline 7/31/14)

The Moyer Foundation Community Grants (application deadline 8/14/14)

WOMEN'S WAY 2014 Community Women's Fund Grants (LOI deadline 8/15/14)

LISC Philadelphia RFP for Creative Placemaking (deadline 9/5/14)

JOIN's Win-Win Challenge (application deadline 9/15/14)

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation 2015 Culture of Health Prize (deadline 9/17/14)

Edna G. Kynett Memorial Foundation 60th Anniversary Special Program RFP (deadline 10/15/14)



Arts Program Director - Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation

Program Director and Program Assistant - Triskeles Philadelphia Program

Director of Development - Pennsylvania Humanities Council

Program Associate-Watershed Protection - William Penn Foundation

Director of Communications - William Penn Foundation

Community Relations Manager - Your Way Home Montgomery County