[6/6] Funder Breakfast and Roundtable Discussion on Improving the Safety Net through Systems Change
|Katya Smyth (left) and Laura Stravino (center), Full Frame Initiative with Russ Johnson and Tamela Luce, North Penn Community Health Foundation|
DVG and the North Penn Community Health Foundation (NPCHF) will co-host a special breakfast
and continuing discussion on the role of the philanthropic community in
supporting systems change efforts to transform the safety net of programs and
services available in Montgomery County and beyond. Joining the conversation will be Katya Fels Smyth, Founder and CEO of the Full Frame Initiative, who has been leading a series of workshops to help the local social service community nurture their skills to engage in systems
[6/13] Giving with Impact:
Strategic Collaborations That
Make a Difference
Delaware Valley Grantmakers, the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New
Jersey, and The Philadelphia Foundation are teaming up to present this interactive workshop, led by national funder
group Grantmakers for Effective Organizations (GEO), examining how funders and nonprofits can effectively utilize strategic
collaborations to make a difference and drive social change.
Funders commission study on the impact of Medicaid expansion in PA
In an April 19 press release, the Pennsylvania
Economy League, Inc. (PEL) announced the publication of a new report
commissioned by the PA Health Funders Collaborative (PHFC) on the impact of
Medicaid expansion in the Commonwealth. The report, The Economic and Fiscal Impact of
Medicaid Expansion in Pennsylvania, reveals that expanding Medicaid to
low-income Pennsylvanians as part of the Affordable Care Act would support tens
of thousands of new jobs, generate billions in economic activity and result in
a net positive impact on the state budget between 2016 and 2022. An Executive Summary of the report is also available.
Eagles Youth Partnership leads the way in bringing the Beyond Sport Summit to Philadelphia
Photo by Drew Hallowell
On April 17, representatives from the Eagles organization and other Philadelphia sports teams joined Mayor Michael Nutter to announce that the City would host the international Beyond Sport Summit here in September 2013. The Summit is an annual event that brings together the best sport-led social innovators with influential, global leaders to address sport's role in driving positive social change. The Eagles were named Beyond Sport Team of the Year in 2011.
>> Read the story on Generocity and view a video about the Philadelphia Eagles Eye Mobile featuring Sarah Martinez-Helfman, executive director of the Eagles Youth Partnership
Scattergood Foundation shares more than office space at The Exchange
At the Friends Center in Philadelphia, half-a-dozen organizations are sharing real
estate -- and building community. The brainchild of Scattergood Foundation president Joe Pyle, The Exchange is a co-work space that promotes the notion of partnership and collaboration. The arrangement isn't about cheap rent - it's about being more connected. Pyle says, "I'm smarter everyday from just saying hello to somebody here."
>> Read the story on Flying Kite >>
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On April 11, a number of the region's philanthropy leaders were interviewed for CEO IntroNet, a social network for CEOs. Interviewed along with DVG Executive Director Debra Kahn were Russell Johnson, North Penn Community Health Foundation, Andrew Swinney, The Philadelphia Foundation and Kristina Wahl, The Barra Foundation. Click to view the roundtable
discussions and individual spotlight profile interviews.
25th Annual Members' Meeting
The Clark Foundation
An energetic crowd of over 120 members came together on Wednesday,
March 20th to celebrate DVG's silver anniversary at the 25th annual meeting. Event highlights included election of new 2013 officers and directors, updates on our new strategic direction and keynote remarks from Doug Bauer, executive director of The Clark Foundation.
View materials and photos from our 2012 event, Re:Envisioning Philanthropy, on this year's conference highlights page. Videos from the event are available, including remarks from keynote speaker Robert Lewis, Jr. and the performance by Philly Improv Theater.
2012 fall conference keynote Robert Lewis, Jr.
Other Philanthropy News & Announcements
•• US News/NBC posts list of how to help Oklahoma tornado victims
•• Chronicle of Philanthropy: IRS tea party scandal could cause charity fallout
•• GreenLight Fund Philadelphia grants $2.33m to two education programs
•• Boston Mayor Thomas Menino and MA Governor Deval Patrick establish The One Fund to help Boston Marathon bombing victims
•• The Nutter Administration and WorkReady Philadelphia Partner to Reach 10,000 Jobs for Youth this Summer
•• National foundation leaders pledge action on issues facing
boys and men of color
•• 2013 Templeton Prize awarded to Desmond Tutu
On the Opportunity Board
- Samuel S. Fels Fund 2013 Internships in Community Service
- Kendal Charitable Funds Promising Innovation’s Grant (deadline 5/15/13)
- GlaxoSmithKline IMPACT Awards (deadline 5/31/13)
- The Valentine Fund for Visionary Leadership (info sessions 4/17 and 5/1: app deadline 5/31)
- Delaware County Community Foundation 2013 Hope For Children Fund Grants/Veterans' Fund Grant
In the Career Center: