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these new members:

 The Burd Group

 Pembroke Philanthropy Advisors

Vetri Foundation for Children

 Vincera Foundation

• 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.


Philanthropy Network Greater Philadelphia

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.


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 Maari Porter named as the Network's next director

Maari Porter

Philanthropy Network's Board of Directors has announced the selection of Maari Porter as the organization’s next Executive Director. Porter comes to the Network with a strong track record of working effectively with philanthropy, public agencies, and nonprofit and private sector partners to build common purpose. She currently serves as Chief Grants Officer for the City of Philadelphia and Executive Director of the Mayor’s Fund for Philadelphia. Previously, she was Deputy Director of Finance for Recovery, helping to set strategy and oversee distribution of $350 million in federal stimulus funding. Read more. 


New research reveals trends in regional giving

At our 2014 fall conference on November 11, Philanthropy Network released a new study on philanthropic giving in the region. 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 report.

We welcome your feedback on the report. Please send your comments to

 The 2014 fall conference is a wrap!

THANK YOU to everyone who joined us on November 11th for SPARKING SOLUTIONS 2.0! Watch for photos and event highlights to be posted soon.

Building on the excitement and energy generated at the conference, we want to continue expanding our knowledge about Sparking work that is underway in the region. If you are involved in a collective, cross-sector effort, please let us know about it by completing our Tell Us How You Are Sparking form. We'll use the examples you share to foster learning and awareness among our members and create opportunities for dialogue with our partners.

Member News

Two regional philanthropy leaders announce plans to step down on 2015


Two long-serving leaders of major philanthropic institutions in our region have announced their intention to step down in 2015. Helen Cunningham, who has been President of the Samuel S. Fels Fund for 23 years, and R. Andrew Swinney, President of The Philadelphia Foundation since 1998, will both leave their positions next June. The Boards of both organizations are forming committees to begin the search to identify new leadership.

GSK names 2014 IMPACT Award winners

GlaxoSmithKline announced the winners of the 2014 GSK IMPACT Awards for the Greater Philadelphia region. Nine local nonprofits earned $40,000 each in recognition of their exceptional achievements in contributing to a healthier Philadelphia. New this year, GSK IMPACT Award winners have been invited to participate in a $10K Challenge grant. During #GivingTuesday, participating organizations are proposing via Twitter what they would do with an additional $10,000 to foster a healthier community. Follow the conversation and the announcement of the winners on #GSKimpact. Read more.


Latest News

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

Nonprofit Executive Leadership Institute - Executive Leadership Certificate Program (deadline 1/12/15)

WOMEN'S WAY Action Partners 2.0 (LOIs due 1/16/15)


Women for Social Innovation Turning Point Prize (deadline 1/16/15)

VNA Foundation of North Penn 2015 Technology Mini Grants (deadline 1/16/15)

East Mount Airy Neighbors (EMAN) Community Fund (deadline 1/16/15)

Spruce Foundation 2015 Grants (deadline 1/16/15)

Chester County Fund for Women and Girls’ 2015 Annual Grants Cycle (deadline 1/23/15)



Development and Accounting Assistant  - Vetri Foundation for Children

President - Moses Taylor Foundation (Scranton, PA)

Program Officer (K-12 Education) - William Penn Foundation

Policy Analyst - Philadelphia School Partnership

Manager, Talent and Collaboration - Philadelphia School Partnership

Development & Communications Associate - Philadelphia School Partnership