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Philadelphia Relief Funds in need of your support

Spruce has always been committed to making Philly a better place, and in these tough and unprecedented times, we want to help in whatever way we can. Today we’re sharing a list of some of the emergency funds created in Philly for rapid response to Covid-19. Whether you’re looking for a place to donate, or…

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The Philanthropy 5: Paul Lantis

Welcome to our blog series, The Philanthropy 5! Each month, we will chat with a Spruce Foundation alumni about their unique perspective on giving, and share the top five takeaways. 1. What was your most meaningful experience with the Spruce Foundation? Paul: Getting to know people, who come from all types of backgrounds and who…

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Will you support Philadelphia food security?

UPDATE: The fundraiser is now closed. Thanks to your generous donations, we raised over $2,000 for Share Food Program. When the Spruce Foundation was founded in 2007, helping the city’s children thrive was at the core of our mission. Over the last 13 years, we’re proud to have supported a plethora of organizations, small and…

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Spruce Gala 2020 Postponed

In response to the rapidly changing COVID-19 outbreak, the Spruce Foundation 2020 Gala is postponed until further notice. Ticket sales have been suspended and refunds are available upon request. All ticket purchases can be applied as a Spruce donation or be reserved for the new Gala date. We appreciate your patience and ongoing support. We…

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The Philanthropy 5: Jeannette Bruno

Welcome to our new blog series, The Philanthropy 5! Each month, we will chat with a Spruce Foundation alumni about their unique perspective on giving, and share the top five takeaways. Jeannette Bruno is one of those people who makes you feel like no matter what happens – she’s going to take care of it….

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How Marketing and Non-Profit Work are Connected

When I first joined the Spruce Foundation as a Philly young professional, I was a little nervous – I had never worked for a non-profit before. I had no idea how non-profits or foundations worked. Sure, Spruce is an all volunteer organization, but being on the board can be like a second job. I assumed…

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Fall into Philly Art

Philadelphia is a city full of art – not just in our stunning art museums on the Ben Franklin Parkway, but on the murals that decorate our city’s streets, in the mosaics in the Magic Gardens and throughout South Philadelphia, in the diverse food scene, and in our area’s schools. Trying to get more artistic…

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2019 Grantee Award Winners

Health & Wellness The Spruce Foundation’s 2019 Grantee for Health and Wellness is Philly Girls in Motion, a small, but continuously growing, Philadelphia based non-profit, dedicated to empowering girls through sports and fitness. Noticing a high demand for young female sports programs in Philadelphia, Beth Devine started Philly Girls in Motion in 2010, which at…

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Looking for a New Way to Give Back this Fall?

We pulled together a list of local volunteer opportunities that align perfectly with Spruce’s core mission—to support Philadelphia youth. Help us make Philadelphia a better place for children to live & grow by checking out the below. Arts: The Village of Arts and Humanities: Village Arts’ mission is to amplify the voices and aspirations of the…

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My Spruce Grantmaking Story

My Spruce Grantmaking Story When I first moved to Philadelphia five years ago, I was looking for a meaningful way to volunteer. A co-worker recommended The Spruce Foundation based on my experience in fundraising and interest in youth-related causes. Now I’m finishing my fourth year on the Spruce Foundation Grantmaking Committee, this year as the…

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