Friends of Washington Crossing Park Welcomes New Specialist Ahead of 2026 Semiquincentennial

Thanks to a $51,000 grant from a Philadelphia Funder Collaborative for the Semiquincentennial, the Friends of Washington Crossing Park has added a full-time interpretive programs specialist to its ranks, writes Jeff Werner for the Patch. Alex Robb will assist the organization with the design and implementation of its new educational program that will focus on the unique military history of the park […]

Philly philanthropies launch $9 million fund for America’s 250th birthday

America’s 250th birthday is coming in 2026, along with the World Cup, All-Star Game, and PGA Tour. Will you be ready? Some of the largest philanthropic foundations in the Philadelphia region are teaming up to fund America’s 250th anniversary. The Philadelphia Funder Collaboration for the Semiquincentennial includes William Penn Foundation, the Pew Charitable Trusts, the […]

Philadelphia Philanthropies Announce Funding Collaborative for 250th Anniversary of the Founding of the United States

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PHILADELPHIA, PA – The Connelly Foundation, the William Penn Foundation, the Pew Charitable Trusts, and the Neubauer Family Foundation today announced the launch of a philanthropic initiative: the Philadelphia Funder Collaborative for the Semiquincentennial. The four grantmakers have committed $9 million to the Funder Collaborative, which is intended to provide financial support […]