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.

Web Address

Social Media Links

Twitter - @williampennfdn

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Foundation Grants and Resources


Recent News from William Penn Foundation

The Inquirer received $500000 grant to report on the 'Future of Work'
Foundation: Lenfest Foundation, William Penn Foundation

The William Penn Foundation has awarded The Philadelphia Inquirer and its owner, the nonprofit Lenfest Institute, a $500,000 grant to support...more

Philadelphia arts groups and artists to receive $4 million from emergency COVID-19 fund
Foundation: William Penn Foundation

Until then, the group is working virtually with programs like a new outreach program for Philadelphia-area students. The COVID-19 Arts Aid PHL...more

William Penn Foundation grants to help Philly youth and summer programs reopen
Foundation: William Penn Foundation

The grants, totaling $2.6 million, will fund early childhood education, youth summer programs and employment, and food access. They are the latest in...more

Deadline nears for Philly's business relief fund
Foundation: William Penn Foundation

Small business owners hoping to receive grants from the city's COVID-19 relief fund have until Wednesday night to submit applications, officials...more

New fund sparked by William Penn Foundation will dole out millions to arts groups and artists in ...
Foundation: Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Pew Charitable Trusts, Philadelphia Foundation, William Penn Foundation

READ MORE: William Penn Foundation fast-tracks $6.6 million for the arts, ... Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy and Philadelphia Cultural ... has established a pop-up grant program to...more

The University City District announces major grants totaling $895000 to expand Workforce ...
Foundation: William Penn Foundation

Investments from the Connelly and William Penn Foundations allow the West Philadelphia Skills Initiative program to serve more Philadelphians...more

Money Moves: City awards $1M for gun violence reduction
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

Added Velocity awards, $15k each to 5 Philadelphia artists, announced by The Velocity Fund
Foundation: William Penn Foundation

I've told you before how excited we are at Artblog for The Velocity Fund and their expansion program, 'Added Velocity.' Both funds give grant...more

Philadelphia Public School Alumni welcomed at inaugural Homecoming Pep Rally
Foundation: William Penn Foundation

with Mayor Jim Kenney When: 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23 Where: the Philadelphia High School for Creative and Performing Arts...more

NFWF Grants $200000 to the Brandywine Conservancy for Work Restoring the Red and White ...
Foundation: William Penn Foundation

As part of NFWF's 2019 Delaware River Restoration Fund, this grant is a multistate investment to restore habitats and deliver practices that...more

Social Enterprise Network Sites

Social Entrepreneurship

Social Enterprise Creates World’s First 3D Printed Wrench From Recycled Ocean Plastic

Social Enterprise Creates World’s First 3D Printed Wrench From Recycled Ocean Plastic

Vancouver-based social enterprise, The Plastic Bank, announced it has created “the world’s first 3D printed item from entirely recycled ocean plastic,” according to co-founder Shaun Frankson.

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Federal Government Grant and Assistance Programs

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