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The Giving Circle of the Philadelphia Chapter of The Transition Network is a Philanos giving circle affiliate in Philadelphia PA.
Who are we
As we all know, it is not about us. It is the wonderful nonprofits that we fund and the hard work that they do every day. In May, members of TTN Philadelphia Giving Circle voted and selected four worthy nonprofits with the funds raised during the 2022 campaign entitled the “Year of the Child” in honor of the Giving Circle’s 10th anniversary of awarding grants. Let us introduce them to our latest grantees . . . click here.
Giving Circles are the embodiment of participatory philanthropy. Giving Circles provide the opportunity for people to join together, pool their financial resources collectively and decide together how to distribute them I the forms of grants to nonprofit organizations with the goal of strengthening their communities. Read more.
has a century-long history of connecting community-minded individuals with the people and organizations that are helping to build a Greater Philadelphia Region. With deep relationships in the community and intimate knowledge of local nonprofits, we collaborate with individuals, families and businesses to magnify charitable and philanthropic impact. From Ben Franklin’s civic gift of 1,000 pounds sterling to Gerry Lenfest’s endowment for independent journalism, the Philadelphia Foundation stewards legacies that strengthen the place we call home, improving lives today and for future generations. Read more.
Philadelphia (#cityofbrotherlylove) Pennsylvania’s largest city is known as the City of Brotherly Love, and is the birthplace of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. The National Constitution Center is dedicated to “We the People.” Philly is also the home of Independence National Historical Park which includes the Liberty Bell Center, Independence Hall, the President’s House, Carpenters’ Hall and other sites. There are world class art and science museums, major parks and gardens, iconic architecture and more. It also boasts the Reading Terminal Market, a panoply of dining and shopping experiences. In 2021 Philadelphia was named one of the top destinations in the world to visit by Conde Nast Traveler.
Despite its rich history, Philadelphia has the distinction of being the poorest big city in the US, with a poverty rate of 23.3% in 2019, leaving a lot for our giving circle to do to improve the lives of Philadelphians.