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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

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!


Two big announcements set the stage for 27th Annual Members' Meeting

Carol Coletta and Mayor NutterTwo major announcements on the morning of March 31 from the City of Philadelphia and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation set the stage for the keynote remarks at Philanthropy Network’s 27th Annual Members’ Meeting. Mayor Michael Nutter spoke about the just-released My Brother’s Keeper Philadelphia Action Plan, the City's strategy to reduce disparities for young men and boys of color.   Carol Coletta, Vice President of Community and National Initiatives at the Knight Foundation, heralded the seven local winners of the inaugural Knight Cities Challenge and talked about Knight's work in Philadelphia and around the country investing in public spaces that enhance civic life. Members heard about these initiatives, and how local philanthropy, national funders and government can work together to foster collaborative action that sparks solutions for our region. 


Member News

Philly wins big in Knight Cities Challenge

On March 31, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation announced 32 winners of its inaugural Knight Cities Challenge.  Civic innovators from across the country helped review more than 7,000 applications to select 126 finalists, from which the 32 winners were chosen. Philadelphia had seven winning projects, the most of the 12 cities represented.  Of the total $5 million in grants, the Philadelphia projects will receive $1.1 to advance their ideas. “We were extremely impressed by the quality of ideas that came from Philadelphia. It’s clear that there are a lot of people in Philadelphia with good ideas who want to make their city better,” said Carol Coletta, Knight’s Vice President for Community and National Initiatives.  READ MORE >>

William Penn and Knight Foundation announce major investment in city parks

On March 16, William Penn and Knight Foundations announced an exciting new partnership to transform a network of Philadelphia civic spaces. Together, the two foundations will invest $11 million in "Reimagining the Civic Commons," an initiative led by the Fairmount Park Conservancy to advance five public space projects across the city, including the Reading Viaduct Rail Park that will transform the former industrial rail line into an elevated park.  Read more.


 Sparking Solutions News

Mayor NutterYOUTH SAFETY: On February 19, Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter joined funders for a dialogue about the City of Philadelphia’s strategy to reduce youth violence and how to better align efforts among all stakeholders. The meeting was followed by a major address by the Mayor on the City’s progress in advancing its comprehensive strategy for youth violence prevention. Among the funders the Mayor praised for their contributions in support of the strategy to date were: Stoneleigh Foundation, Genuardi Family Foundation, Samuel S. Fels Fund, Patricia Kind Family Foundation, Lincoln Financial Foundation, Greenlight Fund, and William Penn Foundation.

»Learn more

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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.  We've created a special conference page to showcase event photos, session materials and other event highlights.

Latest News

Fresh Rx: Fresh Food Symposium

'Trauma-Informed Care' for the rest of us

Sports-Based Youth Development in Action - Presentation & Site Visit


Giving Circle of the Philadelphia Chapter of The Transition Network Grant (deadline 5/15/12)

GSK IMPACT Awards (registration deadline 5/1; application deadline 5/22)

Kendal Charitable Funds 2015-2016 Promising Innovations Grant (LOIs accepted 4/22-5/22)

Compass Client Applications for Pro Bono Consulting (info session 5/5; application deadline 6/15)

Delaware Valley Legacy Fund 2015 LGBTQ Emerging Needs Grants (deadline 6/22/15)



Communications and Policy Intern - Stoneleigh Foundation

Program Officer-Economic Opportunity - LISC Philadelphia

Analyst, Corporate Giving - Lincoln Financial Group

Program Director - Chester County Fund for Women and Girls

Director of Philanthropic Services - TCC Group

Program Associate, Creative Communities - William Penn Foundation

President - The Philadelphia Foundation

Community Outreach Manager - Philadelphia School Partnership

Vice President of Operations (p/t) - Triskeles Foundation

Administrative Assistant (p/t) - Triskeles

Development & Communications Associate - Philadelphia School Partnership