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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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Philanthropy Can Help Catalyze Change and Support Opportunities to Do More for and Within ...
Foundation: Ford Foundation, William Penn Foundation

The William Penn Foundation is donating $1 million to help disadvantaged Asian-Americans in Philadelphia, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. The donation is part of the foundation's Spark Change...more

Black musicians, artists across Philadelphia eligible for $125K in grants - Audacy
Foundation: William Penn Foundation

Grants will range between $1,500 and $5,000 each. “This year, we were able to go to the William Penn Foundation, who said, 'This program is...more

Philly teens are sharing their climate change stories - WHYY
Foundation: William Penn Foundation

Evenisse Molina, Kensington Creative & Performing Arts High School. Evenisse Molina is a 10th grader at Kensington CAPA. (Kimberly...more

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation announces $15 million for Delaware River watershed
Foundation: William Penn Foundation

The grant is supported by the William Penn Foundation. Del. U.S. Sen. Tom Carper joined federal and state officials to tout $15 million in funds...more

First Grants Awarded Through Refined Creative Communities Program | William Penn Foundation
Foundation: William Penn Foundation

After two years of research and reflection, along with a refocusing and refinement of our Creative Communities grantmaking, we are pleased...more

Philadelphia's Cultural Treasures accepting grant applications from BIPOC art orgs until Jan ...
Foundation: William Penn Foundation

The William Penn Foundation is now accepting applications for its affiliated grant program, Philadelphia's Cultural...more

14 Philadelphia Nonprofits Awarded Funding Through William Penn Foundation Racial ...
Foundation: William Penn Foundation

PHILADELPHIA, October 4, 2021 – William Penn Foundation today announced 14 organizations that will receive grants from its Racial Equity Grant...more

Groups to share $11.5M in federal funding to clean up, boost access to Delaware Watershed - WHYY
Foundation: William Penn Foundation

The grants were awarded through two programs administered by NFWF: the Delaware River Restoration Fund, which is funded by the William Penn...more

YMCA of the USA Appoints First Woman Leader in Its 170-Year History
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, Community Foundation of Louisville, William Penn Foundation

Ramona Dallum Lindsey, a program officer at the Community Foundation of Louisville, has been promoted to vice president of equity and...more

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