Scattergood Foundation announces winner of 2014 Design Challenge
The Thomas Scattergood Behavioral Health Foundation recently announced the winner of its 2014 Design Challenge, which invited individuals and organizations to create an intervention (an idea paired with a plan of action) that included an education, access or service component for behavioral and mental health services at retail clinics. The winner chosen from nine submissions was “Wellness at Your Fingertips,” a concept that makes behavioral health screenings available inside of minute clinics, “so that it will be as easy for folks to check in on their mood as it is for them to check on their blood pressure.” » Read more
William Penn invests $35 million in Delaware River Watershed project
The William Penn Foundation has announced a major $35 million, multi-year initiative to protect and restore critical sources of drinking water for 15 million people in the Delaware River Watershed. The grants will fund an unprecedented collaboration of leading conservation organizations who will align their work to protect land, restore streams, test innovative approaches in ecologically significant places, and monitor results over time. » Read more
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Upcoming Philanthropy Network Events
The Dynamics of LGBTQ Funding in Pennsylvania
Join the Delaware Valley Legacy Fund, Philanthropy Network Greater Philadelphia and Funders for LGBTQ Issues for this important conversation on grantmaking for LGBTQ communities.
Ben Francisco Maulbeck, President of Funders for LGBTQ Issues will provide an overview and analysis of the landscape of LGBTQ funding nationally and in Pennsylvania, and local service providers and leading LGBTQ funders will share their perspectives on the state of the LGBTQ movement statewide and how to best address key challenges facing LGBTQ communities.
Also coming up:
5.14.14 - Giving With Impact: Investing in Change – Foundation Support for Advocacy
5.20.14 - Philanthropy Network Food Funders - SNAPshot: The 2014 Farm Bill and SNAP
6.3.14 - Smart Grantmaking Practices Elective - Communications Workshop
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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)
"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.