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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.


Registration is now open for the 2014 Fall Conference:



November 11, 2014
8:30 AM to 2:30 PM

The Inn at Penn
3600 Sansom Street
Philadelphia PA



Plan to join over 350 of your regional partners on 11/11 for SPARKING SOLUTIONS 2.0!  Our 2014 conference will build on the momentum of our Sparking Solutions initiative to further advance ideas and collective action around critical issues that impact our region. Visit the conference webpage to learn more, or link to our calendar to register. Be sure to sign up early to guarantee your place!

» There's still time to become a conference sponsor or purchase ad or tribute space in the conference guide! Download the 2014 Fall Conference Sponsorship & Advertising Opportunities Brochure, or contact Ashley Feuer-Edwards at 215-790-9700 x3 or to learn more.

Member News


William Penn Foundation makes largest grant ever to the Free Library

On Thursday, September 11, William Penn Foundation announced a $25 million grant to the Free Library of Philadelphia - the largest-ever grant made by the Foundation, and the largest private gift ever received by the Library. The funds will support the transformational Building Inspiration: 21st Century Libraries Initiative, an innovative model for the future of library service across the country and the globe—designed to respond to the rapidly changing roles of libraries in our contemporary society and information-based economy. The initiative is a partnership with the City of Philadelphia that aims to reestablish the Library as a central resource in every neighborhood in Philadelphia, serving as a portal to learning, public services, economic opportunity, recreation, and community engagement. Read more.


Upcoming Events


Inside Stories with the Barra Foundation

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 latest installment, we're delighted to welcome Kristina Wahl and William Harral, III to talk about recent changes to Barra Foundation’s grantmaking practices and programs, and what funding “innovation” means for their philanthropy. 


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Executive Search

The search is open to identify Philanthropy Network’s next executive director. To learn more about the position and how to apply, visit our Career Center or contact Beth Hare at Criterion Search Group.

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.

Latest News

Webinar: Amplifying Philamplify - Sector Reactions & Visions for Impact

10/6/2014 » 10/10/2014
Collective Impact Summit

Webinar Series: NFF's The Spectrum of Nonprofit Financing Options


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

Nicholas P. Bollman Award (deadline 10/29/14)

Knight Cities Challenge (deadline 11/14/14)



Executive Director - Philanthropy Network Greater Philadelphia

Communications and Program Intern - Leeway Foundation

Program Officer – LISC Philadelphia

Program Manager - Kessler Foundation