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Recovery and Response Efforts: Fall 2021

10/7/2021 |

We continue to use our Recovery and Response Efforts to respond to the dual pandemics, and disproportionate impact, of COVID-19 and systemic racism on communities of color. These grants are foundation-initiated and are guided by the experiences and expertise of our nonprofit peers as well as others in the field.

Our June Recovery and Response Efforts prioritized education- and literacy-related nonprofits serving young people in marginalized communities. In September, we built upon these efforts by supporting the launch of a drop-in center that serves vulnerable youth. The Board approved three grants:

• The Center for Black Educator Development, an organization devoted to recruiting, training, hiring and retaining Black educators, to develop a Black Teacher Pipeline model that uplifts and counsels Black high school and college students to become teachers.

• Treehouse Books, a Giving Library and Literacy Center in North Philadelphia, for connecting youth and their families to reading and literacy as the school year begins.

• Growing Resilient Communities, a nonprofit serving transition-aged youth and youth aging out of foster care, for The Cornerstone, Philadelphia’s first youth-driven drop-in center.

For a list of past Recovery and Response grants, please click here.

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