Inspired by Community: Sharing Our New Grantmaking Strategies Series

Over the past year, the William Penn Foundation has been dedicated to reviewing and refining our grantmaking practices to better serve communities across Greater Philadelphia. Now, we're excited to share the outcomes of this process with you.

The Foundation is hosting a series of four informational events (virtually and in-person) designed for past, current, and prospective grantees/grant seekers, as well as nonprofit leaders, to come together and learn about our updated funding priorities and application process. We'll discuss the insights gained from our review process, the five programs through which we will be funding, and how these adjustments will positively impact opportunities for residents in our region.

Our virtual session took place on July 2 and a full recording of the presentation and Q&A is now available:


Live events continue through July with dates and times listed below. Please join us for the session that is most convenient for you, as all sessions will present the same information as our July 2 virtual session (recording available above). Click here to RSVP and join us for informative discussions, networking opportunities, and refreshments as we collectively embark on this journey to create meaningful change in Philadelphia. ​

  • Wednesday, July 10 from 1:30-4pm
    • Location: PHMC, 4601 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19139
  • Wednesday, July 17 from 9:00-11:30am
    • Location: Esperanza, 4261 N 5th St, Philadelphia, PA 19140
  • Tuesday, July 23 from 1:30-4pm
    • Location: William Way LGBT Center, 1315 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Our commitment to transparency means we'll openly discuss and answer questions about changes that have emerged from our strategy revision process. You'll have the chance to engage with our program staff and learn about upcoming Requests for Proposals (RFPs).