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- Tyrone Freeman
MacKenzie Scott’s giving starkly contrasts with the approach of early white funders of HBCUs

In his guest column, historian of philanthropy Tyrone Freeman outlines the history of paternalism of white funders, including those who helped many historically Black colleges and universities open their doors. [...]

- Brandon Dorfman
New grant programs infuse Philadelphia’s nonprofit and arts sectors with $6 million

The Pew Charitable Trusts announced four grant awards totaling $3.2 million, while the Forman Arts Initiative's and Philadelphia Foundation's joint venture, the Art Works Grant, promises $3 million to the… [...]

- Michael Butler

For now, details on execution are scarce, but the Philadelphia Apprentice Network will prioritize sharing best practices. Partners include Philadelphia Works and Community College of Philadelphia, among others. [...]

- Maggie Jones Patterson
AP changes crime reporting practices to ‘do less harm and give people second chances’

Acknowledging that journalism can inflict wounds unnecessarily, AP will no longer name those arrested for minor crimes when the news service is unlikely to cover the story’s subsequent developments. [...]

- Steve Volk
Youth aging out of foster care are at risk of homelessness. Is Philadelphia doing all it can?

Estimates suggest that at any moment in Philadelphia about 200 out of the 500 youth experiencing homelessness have spent time in foster care. They are sliding through what child welfare… [...]

- Paige Gross

Sibling duo Karin and Yariv Wolok are behind the new series. Peep this episode with recent Philly-to-Atlanta transplant and tech investor Jon Gosier. [...]

- Paige Gross
Well City Challenge winner Hey Auntie! is using tech to create hyperlocal connections between Black women

Founder Nicole Kenney is building the platform to be a safe, authentic, culturally sensitive place for relationships and resources “with wiser and more seasoned women.” [...]

- Michael Butler

The process and label can be valuable for for-profits focused on the public good. It's also expensive, and might not make sense for every business. [...]

- Michael Butler
Jon Gosier found global success in tech before Philly funding brought him here. But it wasn’t enough to keep him

The entrepreneur, investor and film financier has made Atlanta his home base again. Why? The familiar story that Philadelphia investors are too risk averse. [...]

- Paige Gross

The on-demand delivery company leads the pack among three newly minted Philly unicorns. [...]