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Stories & Ideas

Learn about how leaders and organizations are using both grants and impact investments to change the way we look at things—and the way we do our work.

June 2022

Food Connect Explores a New Frontier

March 2022

College Unbound Creates a Movement

October 2021

Ujima Developers Build and Maintain Community Together

September 2021

The Center for Black Educator Development Builds the Black Teacher Pipeline

March 2020

Food Connect Creates Connections to Rescue Food and Address Food Insecurity

March 2020

Barra Reflects on Grantmaking to Learn, Adapt and Look Ahead

September 2019

Kensington Corridor Trust Strengthens Neighborhoods Through a New Community Trust Model

September 2018

Mural Arts Day Wage Program Pilot Grows into Solid Solution to Decrease Homelessness

June 2018

Sharing the Story of Impact: Philadelphia Innovation Schools

September 2016

Barra Provides Program-Related Investment to New Day Chester

September 2016

The Barnes Foundation Tests New Approach for Engaging Visitors Using Wearable Technology

March 2016

MANNA Sees Food as Medicine

March 2016

Digital On-Ramps Program Helps Students Show What They Know

December 2015

Healthy Rowhouse Project Reaches New Heights for Home Repair

September 2015

Widener University and the City of Chester Bridge Boundaries

March 2015

Youth Sentencing & Reentry Project Improves Outcomes for Kids Facing Time in Adult Prisons

March 2014

Building 21 Reimagines Secondary Schooling