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Announcing 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 2022 grantee Camp Jamison and hear how they’re getting Philly kids outdoors to improve their wellness with a little help from their Spruce grant.

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Event Recap: Spruce Council Meeting — 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 2022 grantee Hand2Paw and hear how they’re unleashing opportunities for youth and shelter animals in Philadelphia.

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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 2020 grantee Thomas and Woods Foundation and hear how they’re improving health and wellness for Philadelphia youth.

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Event Recap: 2022 Spruce 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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Allow Us to Reintroduce Ourselves: Maggie Place

Meet Maggie Place, current chair of our Strategic Operations committee and next year’s President, a singer and performer who loves all that Philadelphia’s outdoors has to offer.

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