William Penn Foundation - Is Philadelphia's Leading Philanthropy Back on Track?

May 05, 2014 | by
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For nearly 70 years, the William Penn Foundation has been a philanthropic giant in the Philadelphia area, leading efforts in the arts, environment and education. While the foundation is largely seen as an effective institution, recent changes in leadership and strategy have challenged the foundation's values of transparency and equity. Encouragingly, William Penn has signaled a renewed commitment to advocacy and organizing that engages affected communities. But there's much work to be done before William Penn is the proactive civic leader its constituents need it to be -- one that breaks through the major problems facing Philadelphia and its underserved communities.