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Philadelphia City Council Allocates New Funds to Fight Poverty.

Inclusion of The Promise, the Philadelphia Poverty Action Fund, in the City’s Fiscal Year 2024 Operating Budget will fuel efforts to create a more inclusive,...

Philadelphia Inquirer: Philly’s wealthiest neighborhoods have median incomes that are $100,000 more than the poorest areas.

Philadelphia’s Fairhill and Fishtown neighborhoods are separated by a little over two miles — and about $100,000. That’s according to new figures from the U.S....

Philadelphia Citizen: A Memo to Madam Mayor: Collaboration is Key to Philly’s future

We represent the voices of the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia and the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey. We urge the incoming...

Route Fifty: Investing in public benefit navigators is a crucial step toward equity.

Philadelphia bears a particularly unwanted moniker among American cities: the poorest large city in the country. In recent years, Philadelphia lawmakers have recognized and sought to remedy this...

Philadelphia Tribune: The steps towards strengthening Black nonprofit leadership after George Floyd

As we get deeper into fall, many nonprofit leaders are scrambling to make their end-of-year numbers while preparing for 2024. For many Black-led nonprofits, the...

Comcast and United Way Announce Expansion of Digital Navigator Support to Help Connect More Greater Philadelphians to the Internet

Residents of Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery Counties Will Soon Be Able to Dial 2-1-1 to Receive Digital Support from Trained & Trusted Community Partners;...

Generocity via WURD: Strings attached: Philanthropy and BIPOC organizations

              In the summer of 2020, Crystal Cubbage wrote more grants than she ever did in any other given cycle....

United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey Appoints New Regional Board Members

New members bring a wealth of expertise and experience in the labor, financial, philanthropic, and legal fields to strengthen United Way’s mission. PHILADELPHIA, PA (August...

United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey Announces New Leadership Members

PHILADELPHIA, PA  – United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey (UWGPSNJ) is proud to announce the promotion of Sarah Hutton as Managing Director,...

United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey Announces Jennifer Larkin as Chief Development Officer

PHILADELPHIA, PA  – United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey (UWGPSNJ) is proud to announce Jennifer Larkin as its new Chief Development Officer....

United Way Announces Grantees of New Partnership Grant Program, Restructured to Prioritize Shared Learning and Sector-Strengthening Impact

The program – which awards grants to nonprofit organizations across the fields of early learning, career pathways, financial empowerment, and community resiliency – has undergone...

The Promise Continues Record Clearing Initiative; Seeks Partners in Criminal Record Sealing and Employment Access Campaign

United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey (UWGPSNJ), in partnership with the City of Philadelphia, has released a Call for Collaboration to local...

Billy Penn: Hundreds used Philly’s new 211 violence prevention hotline

Philadelphia’s new 211 violence prevention hotline has received several hundred calls since launch, according to city officials, and people in areas most affected by gun...

The Promise, Philadelphia’s Unprecedented Public-Private Coalition to Tackle Poverty, Aids More than 50,000 Families in Accessing Benefits and Income Supports

The Promise releases Year One report, focusing on family stability efforts, increasing access to emergency and long-term benefits and income supports Philadelphia — November 3,...

Philadelphia Inquirer: There are 400,000 people in Philly with convictions and criminal records. Expungement clinics can offer a fresh start.

Albert Price always wanted to be a firefighter. As the Germantown native grew up and into young adulthood, he had a plan for his career...