The Philadelphia Foundation

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The Philadelphia Foundation
Philadelphia Foundation Official Logo.gif
Founded 1918
Founder William Purves Gest
Type Community Foundation
Location
Area served
Greater Philadelphia
Endowment US $334 million as of 31 December 2012[1]
Employees
28
Website www.philafound.org

The Philadelphia Foundation is the community foundation that serves the Greater Philadelphia community. The five primary counties served are Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Chester County, Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, and Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.[3] It is one of the oldest and largest community foundations in the United States, awarding more than $20 million in annual grants from more than 800 charitable funds.[4]

Mission[edit]

The mission of The Philadelphia Foundation is "building philanthropic resources, managing those resources well, and distributing those resources effectively."[5] This is part of their larger vision of "a flourishing Delaware Valley made up of safe, thriving and diverse communities, strengthened by a dynamic and robust nonprofit sector that is critical to our quality of life, and that inspires civic participation through philanthropy."[6]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Annual Report". The Philadelphia Foundation. Retrieved 2014-03-31. 
  2. ^ "Leadership & Staff". The Philadelphia Foundation. Retrieved 2014-03-31. 
  3. ^ "Our Mission & History". The Philadelphia Foundation. Retrieved 2014-03-31. 
  4. ^ "Quick Facts". The Philadelphia Foundation. Retrieved 2014-03-31. 
  5. ^ "Mission". The Philadelphia Foundation. Retrieved 2014-03-31. 
  6. ^ "Mission". The Philadelphia Foundation. Retrieved 2014-03-31. 

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