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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Recent News from William Penn Foundation


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

New Study Examines Creative Placemaking in a Changing Community
Foundation: Barr Foundation, Wallace Foundation, Wallace Foundation, Wallace Foundation, William Penn Foundation, Wallace Foundation, Terra Foundation for American Art

The new report is a case study of how a creative placemaking project can be ... The Levitt Foundation focuses its funding and research on creative ... how Levitt Denver has created a nurturing...more

Op-Ed: NJ's census counts highlight successful campaign
Foundation: Knight Foundation, PSEG Foundation, Hyde and Watson Foundation, Johnson Foundation, Peter and Carmen Lucia Buck Foundation, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, William Penn Foundation, Wells Fargo Foundation

The $9.5 million in state funds and millions more in philanthropic grants ensured that nonprofits and county and local governments had sufficient...more

A Call for Solidarity and Collective Action: Asian American Philanthropy Letter of Intention | AAPIP
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Blue Shield of California Foundation, Boston Foundation, California Community Foundation, Central Indiana Community Foundation, Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga, Essex County Community Foundation, Initiative Foundation, Jacobs Family Foundation, Kalamazoo Community Foundation, Liberty Hill Foundation, Maine Community Foundation, Marguerite Casey Foundation, Marguerite Casey Foundation, Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation, Nellie Mae Education Foundation, New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, Northwest Area Foundation, Omaha Community Foundation, Public Welfare Foundation, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, Rose Community Foundation, Sierra Health Foundation, Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Southwest Initiative Foundation, Stanislaus Community Foundation, Surdna Foundation, California Endowment, Chicago Community Trust, Cleveland Foundation, Columbus Foundation, Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, Greater Tacoma Community Foundation, James Irvine Foundation, Kentucky Foundation for Women, Minneapolis Foundation, Missouri Foundation for Health, Nathan Cummings Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation, San Diego Foundation, San Francisco Foundation, Vermont Community Foundation, Wallace Foundation, Wallace Foundation, Wallace Foundation, Hewlett Foundation, William Penn Foundation, Washington Women's Foundation, Whatcom Community Foundation, William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund, William T. Grant Foundation, Yakima Valley Community Foundation, Irvine Foundation, Wallace Foundation, Open Society Foundations, California Wellness Foundation, Simons Foundation, Central Valley Community Foundation

Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy. As Asian American philanthropic leaders, we are outraged and horrified by the racially...more



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Pedagogy of the Oppressed, a 1970s book by author Paulo Freire, envisions a world not as a given reality, but as “a problem to be worked on and solved.” That mentality is often applied to the greatest social entrepreneurs.




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