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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!


Philanthropy and mayors come together for Cities United forum

On April 29, funders attended the Mayors & Philanthropy Building Strong Cities Breakfast, a special gathering to kick-off the 2nd annual Cities United conference in Philadelphia. A panel discussion featured local funders, including Keith Leaphart, Chairman of the Lenfest Foundation, and Laura Sparks, Executive Director of the William Penn Foundation, and highlighted a number of unique partnerships between the City of Philadelphia and Philanthropy Network members.
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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

Comcast to lead $40M campaign for Boys & Girls Clubs

On May 19, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Philadelphia (BGCP) joined with Comcast to announce the kickoff of "A Bold Change for Kids," a $40 million capital campaign to benefit thousands of youth who attend Clubs throughout Philadelphia. The fundraising effort will be led by Comcast and support a new ‘Ralph J. Roberts Boys & Girls Club’ in Germantown and an Ed Snider youth hockey foundation ice rink, as well as major renovations to six additional Boys & Girls clubs. The Roberts family and the Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation are jumpstarting the campaign with an $8 million donation, and David L. Cohen, Senior Executive Vice President of Comcast Corporation, will serve as the campaign chair. Read more >>

Dr. Jack Templeton, 1940-2015

The John Templeton Foundation announced the passing of their President and Chairman, John M. Templeton, Jr., M.D., on Saturday, May 16. Dr. Templeton, known as “Jack,” retired from medicine in 1995 to assume leadership of his father's namesake foundation. Read more >>


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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.

Latest News

Memorial Day (Office Closed)

Co-Working: Learning from Research and Experience

Standards for Excellence 2.0 Roll-Out Event (Philadelphia)


GSK IMPACT Awards (registration deadline 5/1; application deadline 5/22/15)

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 6/15/15)

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



Communications and Policy Intern - Stoneleigh Foundation

Analyst, Corporate Giving - Lincoln Financial Group

Director of Philanthropic Services - TCC Group

Program Associate, Creative Communities - William Penn Foundation