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COVID Turned the Philanthropy World Upside Down

When I was a child, my mother would speak often of her father. He was 22 when he and my grandmother came up from North […]

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30 Great Philly Nonprofits to Give To This Year

Veteran services The Veterans Multi-Service Center What It Does – Serves those who served Budget – $12.7M Founded – 1980 Too many Vietnam War veterans discovered themselves […]

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You Can Help Give Away $1 Million of the Philadelphia Foundation’s Money

It’s not very often that you get the chance to spend someone else’s money, but the Philadelphia Foundation is encouraging just that with a new […]

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The Eagles’ Autism Research Grants Are a New Approach to Sports Philanthropy

The way a standard sports philanthropy partnership works is something like this: A team raises money for an important cause, selects a partner organization, and writes […]

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Philly DJs Collect 839 Tons of Food by Sitting on Their Butts for a Week

The cover story in the December issue of Philadelphia magazine is all about how to be philanthropic in the city (it’s the one with Sixers […]

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Only You Can Fix Philly’s Philanthropy Crisis

On a Monday morning in October, in the soft-hued glow of a public-radio-station studio, a former private equity investor is making a convincing case for […]

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Philanthropy: The How (and Why) of Giving in Philadelphia

Edited by Brian Howard 32 Ways to Be Good in Philly With so many great nonprofits doing amazing work in the region, where should your […]

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Philanthropy in Philly: The Decade’s 10 Largest Gifts

1. $225 million Mega-philanthropists Raymond G. and Ruth C. Perelman’s 2011 naming gift created a permanent endowment for the University of Pennsylvania’s med school, known […]

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Giving 101: How Do I Know Where My Money is Going?

I’ve been giving dollars to homeless people all over town. Does it actually help? According to Mayor Kenney, it doesn’t, and you should stop. City […]

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32 Ways to Be Good in Philly

The Food Trust Childhood Obesity What They Do: Get Kids Hyped for Health Budget: $9.4M Founded: 1993 The super-popular Night Market food-truck fests are just […]

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Q&A: Samantha Giusti on DVLF’s New Look

We’ve seen a new logo and have heard around the Gayborhood that DVLF is also making other noticeable changes. What’s sparked these decisions? Our organization […]

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Will Inky, WHYY Compete for Grant Money?

Is this town big enough for two large-scale, grant-funded reporting enterprises? We’re about to find out. Tuesday’s announcement that the Philadelphia Media Network — owner […]

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Garrett Getlin Snider Is Not Your Average Teenager

Garrett Getlin Snider is fretting. This really isn’t so unusual, as it turns out. Garrett Getlin Snider frets a lot. About his twin sisters, “16 […]

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TeamGraham’s Benefit for Little Smiles

On Monday, December 7, Zarwin Baum and Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Brandon Graham and his foundation, TeamGraham, hosted a toy drive at Vesper, benefiting Little Smiles, […]

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Fashion for All Event

Neiman Marcus hosted Our Closet’s “Fashion for All Event” on Tuesday, December 1, 2015 in the Neiman Marcus at The Plaza at King of Prussia. […]