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Meet the Board: Amaya Howard

Meet Amaya Howard, first-year member of our board and Vice Chair of our Strategic Operations Committee. Can you guess her favorite Philly icon? Hint: R&B singer with a legendary voice.

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Meet Our 2023 Grantees

After weeks of deliberation, we’re incredibly honored to announce this year’s grant recipients: Achieve Now, Collective Climb, Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers, and We Love Philly.

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Checking In with Our Grantees: Camp Jamison

Get to know Camp Jamison and hear how they’re getting Philly kids outdoors to better their wellness with a little help from their 2022 Spruce Foundation grant.

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Recap: Board Governance for Emerging Leaders

Mandisa Thomas, member on our Grants Committee and ad-hoc Spruce Council Committee, shares this recap of our recent Spruce Council event with Schultz & Williams.

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Meet the Board: Koa Kekuna

Meet Koa Kekuna, a third-year member of our board and Communications Committee Vice Chair, and hear about his love for recreational volleyball, Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and the Spruce Foundation.

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Checking In with Our Grantees: Hand2Paw

Get to know Hand2Paw and hear how they’re unleashing opportunities for youth and shelter animals in Philadelphia with a little help from their Spruce Foundation grant.

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Resting Through Nature and Community

In this guest blog post, hear from Samantha Jeune of Hike & Heal on how she’s changed her perspective on overall health and why it’s important to prioritize your wellness.

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Checking In with Our Grantees: Thomas & Woods Foundation

Get to know the Thomas and Woods Foundation and hear how they’re improving health and wellness for Philadelphia youth with a little help from their 2020 Spruce Foundation grant.

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Event Recap: 2022 Spruce Foundation Gala

At the end of September, we convened at the Loews Hotel in Philadelphia to celebrate the last three years of grantees with our annual Spruce Foundation Gala.

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2022 Annual Impact Report: Keeping Philly Youth Brilliant & Resilient

With the recent release of this year’s 2021-2022 Impact Report, we’re reflecting on some of the highlights of our efforts this past year. 

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