The William Penn Foundation (PA)

The William Penn Foundation was established since 1945 by Otto and Phoebe Haas. They are dedicated in improving the quality of life in the Greater Philadelphia region through efforts that foster rich cultural expression, strengthen children's future, and deepen connections to nature and community.

The foundation envisions an advanced dynamic and diverse region with meaningful opportunities.

Currently, the foundation is i the process of implementing a new strategiv plan that will realign the funding priorities and guide their work for the next 10 years.

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$1,997,593,064 - 2009-12-31
$1,382,987,071 - 2006-12-31


$30,491,019 - 2009-12-31
$61,840,770 - 2006-12-31

Foundation Grants and Resources


Recent News from William Penn Foundation

A Stroll Through Community Life
Foundation: Lenfest Foundation, William Penn Foundation

An important part of the long-term mission of The Philanthropy Roundtable is cataloguing and celebrating America's crucial institutions of civil...more

Rebecca Rimel retiring after 25 years leading Pew Charitable Trusts
Foundation: Pew Charitable Trusts, William Penn Foundation

... organizations received 56 percent of the Pew Trusts' grant budget. ... to the University of the Arts. That's 20 percent of the $104 million in total...more

DVRPC awards $3.6 million in trail grants
Foundation: William Penn Foundation

The two Burlington County grants are for $105,000 in planning costs for a trail ... Regional Trails Program funded by the William Penn...more

Wolf's $8M to remove PFAS from Bucks water won't solve the problem, activists say
Foundation: William Penn Foundation

The state grant will help treat six other wells using granular activated ... health advisory level of 70 parts per trillion for PFOA and PFOS...more

Making Civic Engagement Efforts Work
Foundation: Knight Foundation, William Penn Foundation

New experiments with civic engagement, outreach, and philanthropic ... we spent nearly a year researching how nonprofits, philanthropy, and...more

Money Moves: 2019 has already brought in more than $3M for Philly nonprofits
Foundation: Allstate Foundation, Philadelphia Foundation, William Penn Foundation

Money Moves is a semi-regular column tracking grants made by local funders, including foundations, giving circles, trusts and corporate...more

Webinar | Scaling Up: Impact Investing & Green Infrastructure
Foundation: William Penn Foundation

Communities across the country face growing challenges managing urban runoff, which is essential to reducing water quality impairments...more

Live Arts Receives Prestigious Grant From The William Penn Foundation
Foundation: William Penn Foundation

Located in the heart of Chelsea in New York City, New York Live Arts produces and presents dance, music and theater performances in its...more

Reinvestment Fund founder Jeremy Nowak, 66, has died
Foundation: William Penn Foundation

“In fact one could say that his career as a commercial and social entrepreneur (by founding The Reinvestment Fund and scaling it into...more

An interactive fountain driven by train traffic is coming to Philadelphia's Center City
Foundation: William Penn Foundation

The $325,000 grant that the CCD announced last Monday will cover the construction of Pulse's green section, which would follow SEPTA's ... the $4 million required to complete and maintain Pulse ever...more

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Social Entrepreneurship

Invest on Board Pitches Startup Ideas in the Air

Invest on Board Pitches Startup Ideas in the Air

In its attempts to boost Turkey’s tech industry, Turkish Airlines launches an Invest on Board program. The program is in collaboration with Turkish startup accelerator Etohum to deliver hand-picked pitch videos from startups to its business class passengers through in-seat televisions.

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