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these new members:

harp-weaver LLC

 Pembroke Philanthropy Advisors

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.


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.


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!


Attention Members:
Register today for the Annual Members' Meeting!

Join your fellow members on the afternoon of Tuesday, March 31 at FringeArts for Philanthropy Network Greater Philadelphia's 27th Annual Members' Meeting & Reception. Our featured speakers will be Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter and Knight Foundation Vice President Carol Coletta, who will talk about the importance of collaboration between public and philanthropic sectors, and between national and local funders, in tackling our most challenging community issues.

All trustees
, board members and staff of member organizations are welcome and encouraged to attend. Cost: $55 per person. R.S.V.P. TODAY!


Sparking Solutions NewsMayor Nutter

YOUTH 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

Member News

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.

Jean VanierFoundation announces Templeton Prize

On March 11, the John Templeton Foundation announced Jean Vanier, the founder of L'Arche, an international network of communities where people with and without intellectual disabilities live and work together as peers, as the winner of the 2015 Templeton Prize. Valued at £1.1 million ($1.7 million), the prize recognizes a living person who has made exceptional contributions to affirming life's spiritual dimension, whether through insight, discovery, or practical works. »Learn more.


Featured @

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

History Making Productions: The Women of Philadelphia Documentary Screening


North Penn Community Health Foundation - Health Opportunity Grants (deadline 4/10/15)

Beech Scholarship Fund (deadline 4/10/15)

Philadelphia Eagles - Eagles Care Partnership (deadline 4/13/15)



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

Executive Director - Philadelphia Cultural Fund

President- Samuel S. Fels Fund

Development & Communications Associate - Philadelphia School Partnership

Administrative Assistant (p/t) - Connelly Foundation

Executive Director - READ! by 4th Campaign - Free Library of Philadelphia

Director of Development - Vetri Foundation for Children

Director Communications - Pennsylvania Humanities Council