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these new members:

» ERM Group Foundation, Inc.

» Franklin Square

» Mary E. E. Groff Charitable

» Halloran Philanthropies

» Lomax Family Foundation

» The Mayor’s Fund for

» Saint-Gobain Corporation

» Vincera Foundation

about our new members


Delaware Valley Grantmakers is now
Philanthropy Network Greater Philadelphia

Watch this two-minute animated video and read the news release to know more about what this 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.

Member News

Latest mental health innovation: check-ups at the market

On August 5, the Thomas Scattergood Behavioral Health Foundation activated the first-of- its-kind "mental health kiosk" at the ShopRite market in North Philadelphia. Located just outside a retail health clinic, the kiosk invites people to "get a check-up from the neck up" using a tablet-style screening tool that can help identify signs and symptoms of common mental health conditions such as Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, Eating Disorders, Bi-Polar Disorder and Alcohol misuse. The screening tool is the winner of Scattergood's 2014 Design Challenge, Wellness at your Fingertips, and marks the first time in the U.S. that a retail clinic has begun comprehensive screening for mental health conditions. Read more.

Stacy Holland

Laura Sparks

New leaders named to head two of the region's largest foundations

Two of the region's largest foundation recently announced changes in their top leadership. The Lenfest Foundation named Stacy Holland as its new Executive Director. Holland is leaving her position as Chief of Strategic Partnerships at the School District of Philadelphia to take on her new role at Lenfest beginning in September. Previously, Holland served as President of the  Philadelphia Youth Network and is a current board member of the Wells Fargo Regional Foundation.  

The William Penn Foundation announced the appointment of Laura Sparks as Executive Director, succeeding Managing Director Peter Degnan. Sparks joined the Foundation in 2012 and most recently served as the Foundation’s Chief Philanthropy Officer, the senior executive responsible for all philanthropic investments. Prior to joining William Penn, Sparks served as the Director of Development Finance Initiatives at Citi, where she created and implemented community development strategies at local and national levels.


Upcoming Events

SAVE THE DATE:  November 11, 2014
Philanthropy Network's 2014 Fall Conference

Be sure to reserve Tuesday, November 11th for Philanthropy Network’s 2014 Fall Conference!  We’ll return to the Inn at Penn for Sparking Solutions 2.0, where we’ll build on the momentum from last year’s event to further advance ideas and action around our Sparking issues agenda.
Watch for additional details to be announced soon. Registration opens in late September.

» Interested in becoming a conference sponsor?
Download our 2014 Fall Conference Sponsorship & Advertising Opportunities Brochure, or contact Debra Kahn, Executive Director,
at 215-790-9700 x4 or to learn more.


Featured @

Debra KahnQ&A with Network Executive Director Debra Kahn

The August issue of Fairmount Ventures reSources newsletter features an interview with Philanthropy Network's Debra Kahn
Kahn talks about some of the latest philanthropic trends, how nonprofits can better position themselves in an increasingly competitive funding environment, and what attendees can expect at our 2014 Fall Conference, Sparking Solutions 2.0,  on November 11.

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.

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.

Latest News

9/8/2014 » 9/10/2014
Towards a Better Place: A Conversation about Promising Practice in Place Based Philanthropy


LISC Philadelphia RFP for Creative Placemaking (deadline 9/5/14)

The Moyer Foundation Community Grants (application deadline 9/12/14)

The Douty Foundation 2014 Fall Grant Cycle (deadline 9/15/14)

JOIN's Win-Win Challenge (application deadline 9/15/14)

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation 2015 Culture of Health Prize (deadline 9/17/14)

Impact100 Philadelphia Founders Fellowship (deadline 9/19/14)

Edna G. Kynett Memorial Foundation 60th Anniversary Special Program RFP (deadline 10/15/14)



Executive Director - Philanthropy Network Greater Philadelphia

Program Manager - Kessler Foundation

Communications and Development Associate - Pennsylvania Humanities Council

Arts Program Director - Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation 

Program Director and Program Assistant - Triskeles Philadelphia Program

Director of Development - Pennsylvania Humanities Council

Program Associate-Watershed Protection - William Penn Foundation