WILLIAM PENN FOUNDATION NAMES NEW LEADER
Board of Directors of the William Penn Foundation announced today that Peter J.
Degnan, Vice Dean of Finance and Administration at the Wharton School will be the
Foundation’s new Managing Director as of March 3, 2014.
Philadelphia Academies, Inc. Expands Home-Grown Nationally Proven College And Career Academy Program
A program that prepares Philadelphia high school students for college and careers will expand to serve an estimated 5,000 more students across Philadelphia. The William Penn Foundation, which has partnered with Philadelphia Academies, Inc. for more than 15 years, invests in high quality educational opportunities for low-income students in Philadelphia. The Foundation granted Philadelphia Academies, Inc., a nonprofit youth development organization, $1,425,000 over the next two years to grow its successful career academy model.
Delaware River Waterfront Corporation Receives $5 Million to Increase Access to the Waterfront The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation (DRWC) has
received $5 million from the William Penn Foundation to further implement its Master
Plan for the Central Delaware, which advances “public access” as the
organizing principle guiding redevelopment of the waterfront.
Philadelphia Zoo Receives $6M Grant from the William Penn Foundation to Blaze a New Trail
The Philadelphia Zoo is pleased to announce a $6 million grant from the William Penn Foundation, whose philanthropy is dedicated to improving the quality of life in the Greater Philadelphia region by investing in great public spaces to serve the cultural and recreational needs of the City’s expanding urban core.
Awbury Arboretum hopes $300K grant leads to sustainable future in Northwest Philly
As William Penn Foundation works with nonprofits to improve some of Philadelphia's greatest community treasures, Awbury Arboretum has become an exciting new partner. A $300,000 WPF grant, approved in July, will help Awbury develop new revenue streams and form strategic partnerships to expand its reach in the community that surrounds it.