On Friday, January 29th, Grantmakers of Western PA, along with the Allegheny County Department of Human Services, was pleased to welcome the Annie E. Casey Foundation and its Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative to Pittsburgh. We were joined by Marc Chena, JoAnn Hannah and Erin Dalton over breakfast at the Duquesne Club for the opportunity to meet the Jim Casey team and hear about the latest developments in the field of foster care youth.
On December 1, Grantmakers of Western PA, Philanthropy Network Greater Philadelphia, The Philadelphia Foundation, and Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition (PICC) hosted a webinar to share information about recent developments in meeting the needs of PA's population of undocumented immigrants.
Many foundations of all sizes have begun to use investments, as well as grantmaking, to expand their philanthropic impact. At the same time, governments, nonprofits and other mission-driven organizations continue to expand
At GWP's recent Grants Manager Roundtable, Bethany Hemingway shared a document produced by Idealware which she found very helpful while exploring options for grant management systems. We wanted to make this document available to GWP members.
A joint effort by Grantmakers of Western Pennsylvania and the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Nonprofit Resource Center, this program provided an opportunity for grantseekers to enrich their understanding about organizations in our region that support nonprofit capacity building efforts. Representatives from several local funding agencies provided an overview of their initiatives, briefly describing their giving priorities, types of capacity building support (grants/technical assistance), application guidelines, how and when decisions are made, and more!
The POISE Foundation recently announced the publication of their first position paper entitled, “Strengthening Black Families: A Case for Philanthropic Investment.”
On June 26th, GWP members had the opportunity to take a deeper look at the framework of this paper and discuss POISE’s rational behind their shift to a family-centered approach and the Strengthening Black Families (SBF) program strategy as a promising case example.
The Philanthropy Forum at GSPIA, GWP, The Forbes Funds and Greater Pittsburgh Nonprofit Partnership (GPNP) are collaborating to present a series of programs focused on investing for greater impact. The first session, held in January 2015, explored the topic of impact investing/mission investing. In this second session, held in March 2015, we considered deeper capitalization strategies.
This meeting engaged participants in a conversation on how local, geographically-based philanthropists can prepare, plan, and collaborate around the topic of disasters.