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
Guide reveals donor strategies to prevent childhood obesity
On March 13, the Greater Philadelphia Food Funders, Philanthropy Network and the Center for High Impact Philanthropy at Penn hosted a special event to mark the release of the new guide, "Donor Strategies to Prevent Childhood Obesity: Lessons from the Greater Philadelphia Region."
Attendees learned about promising strategies and heard from a panel of
research experts, providers and funders working to make an impact on
childhood obesity in Philadelphia and nationwide. Learn more about the conversation on Twitter and download the guide here.
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Upcoming Philanthropy Network Events
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation- Building a Culture of Health
Philanthropy Network’s Inside Stories series features member organizations sharing the inside scoop behind new initiatives and current directions they are taking in their grantmaking. For this first installment in our 2014 series, we are delighted to feature the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, one of the nation's largest health-focused philanthropies.
During this session, we will hear from RWJF's Jane Isaacs Lowe, Senior Adviser for Program Development, Angela McGowan, Senior Program Officer, and David Adler, MPA, is a program officer on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Coverage team, who will discuss the foundation’s new strategic vision to Build a Culture of Health in the United States.
Also coming up:
4.30.14 - The Dynamics of LGBTQ Funding in Pennsylvania
5.14.14 - Giving With Impact: Investing in Change – Foundation Support for Advocacy
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2013 Year in Review
2013 was an exciting and momentous year for our association. Major milestones included adopting a bold new strategic plan - Sparking Solutions for Greater Philadelphia - and a strong new name, tag line and graphic look that better reflect our people, place and purpose. Read our 2013 Year in Review for select highlights and accomplishments from the past year.
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.