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A Message from the President

As we commemorate Black Philanthropy Month, it is with great pride that I share an update on your United Way’s efforts to support a more...

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Dear Friend, At United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey, establishing a culture rich in diversity, equity, and inclusion is critical to our...

In conversation with Kelly Woodland

United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey recently welcomed Kelly Woodland to the team as Managing Director, Leadership Equity. Learn a bit more...

New Report Offers Funders Solutions to Philadelphia Philanthropy’s Equity Problem

Reflecting Forward: Philadelphia-based Black Nonprofit Leaders’ Recommendations for Regional Funders is a continuation of the 2016 report Philadelphia’s Nonprofit Human Service Organizations: How African American-led Organizations...

United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey Deepens Commitment to Advancing Racial Equity in the Region, Appointing Kelly

Woodland joins UWGPSNJ to advance racial equity in the philanthropic sectors and form a centralized hub to promote leadership equity PHILADELPHIA, PA – July 2022...

Social Venture Partners (SVP) Philadelphia Announces $300,000 in Multi-Year Funding and Additional Support to three Local Nonprofits

Local nonprofit organizations led by and serving people of color will receive unrestricted long-term funds, as well as SVP Partner resources to deliver on their...

Black-led Nonprofits Continue to Struggle Connecting with Regional Funders Despite “Racial Reckoning”

PHILADELPHIA, PA – Despite the heightened awareness that was amplified during the racial unrest that exploded during the pandemic, Black-led nonprofits in Philadelphia are still...

United Ways of New Jersey Statement on Gun Violence as a Public Health Issue

We join those across the state and country mourning the 19 innocent children and two teachers who were murdered yesterday in Uvalde, Texas. We as...

Invested Together: Helping Individuals Through Matched Savings

Low-income families face systemic barriers to building assets partly due to challenges with accessing capital, labor market segregation, and extractive practices and policies. This is...

SVP Investee Spotlight: Center for Black Educator Development

As a child, Sharif El-Mekki was fortunate to attend an elementary school, Nidhamu Sasa, where he was surrounded by great Black educators and a sense...

United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey Announces 2022 Recipient of the J. Gordon Cooney, Jr. Fellowship in

2022 J. Gordon Cooney Fellowship in Criminal Justice recipient announced, honoring senior partner of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius and former UWGPSNJ Regional Board Chair  PHILADELPHIA,...

Social Venture Partners Philadelphia invites poverty-fighting organizations led by and serving people of color in Philadelphia to apply for up

SVP Philadelphia, in association with United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey, launches 2022 investment cycle for nonprofit organizations working to reduce intergenerational...