Communications Guidelines for Grantees and Press

Learn how we can support your communications needs and how you can keep us informed about your work.

For media inquiries, contact:

Rebecca Morley, Director of Communications & External Affairs

William Penn Foundation Communications staff can assist grantees and press with communications needs or questions related to the public release of materials and products that result from Foundation funding, such as press releases, research reports, and publications.

All communications materials publicly acknowledging or providing updates about a grant that has been awarded and/or using the Foundation logo require review and approval from a member of the Communications team. This includes, but is not limited to, press releases, newsletters, blogs, research/reports, event flyers, and signage. Please provide the Communications team five business days to review and approve drafted materials.

Social media copy does not need to be reviewed prior to posting. Feel free to contact your Program Officer if you have any questions about social media content.


Use of the William Penn Foundation Name

When making any public acknowledgement of a WPF awarded grant, grantees must acknowledge the grant as being made by the “William Penn Foundation.”

If a grantee publishes reports or research supported in whole or in part by a grant from the Foundation, the grantee must acknowledge the Foundation’s support. In any published report or research, the grantee must include the following statement: “The opinions expressed in this report are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the William Penn Foundation.”


William Penn Foundation Logo

When using the Foundation logo we ask that you:

  • Ensure that our logo appears clean and legible.
  • Provide a hyperlink to our website ( when you use our logo online.
  • Seek our review for any uses of the logo or the Foundation’s name.
  • Send us links to your published materials that use our logo (email preferred).
  • If you have questions about logo use, please contact our Communications team.
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Primary Logo

We prefer that you use our primary logo. Exceptions can be made when the logo conflicts with your design (e.g. cannot be read against your background color or orientation). Under these circumstances, consider using our alternative logos below.

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Stacked Logo

If our primary logo conflicts with your design orientation, this stacked version is permitted.


Reversed Logo

If our primary logo conflicts with your design’s background colors this version is permitted.

Boilerplate Language

If you would like to include in your printed materials or online a paragraph of boilerplate text describing the William Penn Foundation, please use the following text without alteration:

About William Penn Foundation
The William Penn Foundation, founded in 1945 by Otto and Phoebe Haas, is committed to expanding access to resources and opportunities that promote a more vital and just city and region for all. We do this through funding programs in the Philadelphia region in arts and culture, children and families, democracy and civic initiatives, environment and public space, and workforce training and services. Learn more at


Sharing Information, Images, and Video with the William Penn Foundation

We appreciate receiving information and news about your work. This may include stories in the media, research, new features on your website, pictures, and video. We often feature such information on our website and in e-newsletters. Contact the Communications Staff to share updates about Foundation funded work.


We seek digital photos that convey the excitement, importance, impact, and breadth of grantee work. We will gladly provide photo credit as directed for your images. We prefer photos that are 1500 x 1000 pixels or larger because they can be used in almost any web or print publication.