How the Spruce Foundation Gets Millennials Interested in Local Philanthropy

How the Spruce Foundation Gets Millennials Interested in Local Philanthropy

Our society has lots of stereotypes about millennials, but “philanthropic” isn’t usually one of them. The Spruce Foundation aims to change that perception with a volunteer grantmaking team focused on youth in Philadelphia.

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Easy Come, Easy Go: New Community Funds Emerge and Are Quickly Spent in Pennsylvania

Easy Come, Easy Go: New Community Funds Emerge and Are Quickly Spent in Pennsylvania

A local group created two new charitable funds at the community foundation in Erie, Pennsylvania to spend down its assets. Here’s how those funds were quickly depleted and where Erie County nonprofits can still turn to for support.

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As Local News Struggles, an Emerging Funder Looks to Support Community-led Media

As Local News Struggles, an Emerging Funder Looks to Support Community-led Media

Journalism funders agree that a key way to combat misinformation and restore trust in the democratic process is by supporting local news outlets. Here’s how a new media funder in Philadelphia is taking on that challenge.

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Against Long Odds, a Corporate Funder Doubles Down on a Troubled City

Against Long Odds, a Corporate Funder Doubles Down on a Troubled City

T. Rowe Price, the global asset management firm, has been based in Baltimore since 1937. Lately, its philanthropic arm has been ramping up its giving and taking new, bolder approaches to tackling the city’s many problems.

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A National Education Funder Makes its Home Region a Priority with “Good Neighbor” Grants

A National Education Funder Makes its Home Region a Priority with “Good Neighbor” Grants

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation is a major supporter of college access with a broad geographic focus. But the Virginia-based organization also makes its home region a priority, giving significantly each year for education in the Mid-Atlantic States.

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What Philadelphia Grantseekers Should Know About the Alan and Jill Miller Foundation

What Philadelphia Grantseekers Should Know About the Alan and Jill Miller Foundation

Alan and Jill Miller have historically been quiet philanthropists, giving through a family foundation they set up in the 1990s. Yet the couple’s charitable assets have grown and their grantmaking in the Philly area has gained prominence.  

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Four Ways the Philadelphia Health Partnership Addresses Disparities in Care and Well-Being

Four Ways the Philadelphia Health Partnership Addresses Disparities in Care and Well-Being

Philadelphia Health Partnership brings an upstream approach to its grantmaking and believes in working across sectors. It funds an innovative partnership between public interest lawyers and medical professionals, among other programs.

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What Grantseekers Should Know About Sidney Kimmel’s Philadelphia Giving

What Grantseekers Should Know About Sidney Kimmel’s Philadelphia Giving

With a net worth of around $1.3 billion and a philanthropic foundation that’s been around since the early 1990s, Sidney Kimmel is a familiar name to nonprofit leaders in Philadelphia. What causes and organizations does he support?

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With Momentum Building, a Foundation Zeroes in on Criminal Justice Reform

With Momentum Building, a Foundation Zeroes in on Criminal Justice Reform

Justice reform has long been part of the Public Welfare Foundation’s portfolio. But with political winds shifting and new openings for progress, it plans to focus most of its grantmaking in this area, starting with new local-level work in Washington D.C.

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“Ongoing Evolution.” An African-American Couple Gets Behind a Museum’s Push for Greater Diversity

“Ongoing Evolution.” An African-American Couple Gets Behind a Museum’s Push for Greater Diversity

Funders have been stepping up efforts to get museums to diversify their collections and staff. The Baltimore Museum of Art, an institution that has strongly embraced this goal, recently landed a major gift from two donors impressed with its progress.

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How the Independence Blue Cross Foundation Casts a Wide Net to Bolster Health in Pennsylvania

How the Independence Blue Cross Foundation Casts a Wide Net to Bolster Health in Pennsylvania

This funders latest round of grants underscores its multifaceted approach to supporting Pennsylvanian’s health and well-being. We look at how this funder is setting an example in local health funding, especially in relation to the opioid crisis.

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"Getting the Next Generation Started." The Son of a Wall Street Legend Explains His Family’s Giving

"Getting the Next Generation Started." The Son of a Wall Street Legend Explains His Family’s Giving

The late Albert Gordon was among the most powerful people in finance. But he also stressed the importance of philanthropy to his sons, including Dan Gordon, who now pilots one of the family foundations, with a focus on grantmaking in Philadelphia.

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A New Giving Circle That is Exclusively Funding Black-led, Black-Serving Nonprofits

A New Giving Circle That is Exclusively Funding Black-led, Black-Serving Nonprofits

Thanks to the “philanthropic redlining of African-American communities,” black-led nonprofits tend to be smaller, have less access to funding sources, and have fewer cash reserves. Here’s how a new giving circle in Philadelphia is responding to that shortfall.

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The New Foundation of a Sports Power Couple Gets Up and Running

The New Foundation of a Sports Power Couple Gets Up and Running

We take a look at the new charitable venture of Zach Ertz of the Philadelphia Eagles, and soccer player Julie Ertz, which is focused in Philadelphia, the Bay Area, and Haiti.

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