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Best Stories of 2014: Foundations + Funding

Q&A with Andrew Swinney, President of The Philadelphia Foundation

Earlier this year, we sat down with R. Andrew Swinney, the longtime president of The Philadelphia Foundation, who discussed his ideas about how to improve the nonprofit sector. In November, Swinney, 66, announced he would retire next June.
Logo via The Philadelphia Foundation

With an Eye on Innovation, the Barra Foundation Revamps Grantmaking Approach

The Barra Foundation, a 51-year-old grantmaking organization that primarily supports innovative projects with the potential to lift low-income populations, redesigned its funding approach this year. The Foundation’s $4 million in annual giving is now divided between the Barra Awards and the Catalyst Fund.
Illustration by Russell Edling

Local Giving Circle, Impact100 Philadelphia, Awards $328,000 to Five Nonprofits

Impact100Philadelphia, the collective giving circle, awarded $328,000 to five small and medium-sized nonprofits in 2014. That amount will increase to $377,000 next year, reflecting the total number of members the group has attracted.
Image via Neighborhood Bike Works website

A Soup Venture to Feed the Homeless: Federal Donuts, Broad Street Ministry Partner

In this successful example of crowdfunding, Federal Donuts teamed up with Broad Street Ministry to raise nearly $180,000 to fund Rooster Soup Company, a future bricks-and-mortar soup shop whose proceeds will help feed the hungry.
Logo via Rooster Soup Co.

Bread & Roses Community Fund Provides Pivotal Support For Grassroots Organizing

The Bread & Roses Community Fund, a partnership of donors and activists working for social change, funded 29 grassroots organizations working toward racial, economic, criminal and social justice work .Photo copyright Harvey Finkle