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Spruce’s Commitment to Becoming an Anti-Racist Organization

Over the past few years, Spruce has started to incorporate diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) approaches into the fabric of our organization. We are committed to doing the work to become an inclusive, anti-racist organization. In light of recent events, we compiled a list of resources to learn more about anti-racism and a few local…

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Three Ways to Support Philadelphia Philanthropy During COVID-19

We’re all pretty used to these phrases by now: “these trying times,” “for the foreseeable future,” and “when this is over.” It’s a strange time and a lot is changing, but the need to support philanthropy in Philadelphia hasn’t changed. We’ve highlighted three ways to make an impact during COVID-19 as a Philadelphia young philanthropist. …

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Announcing the 2020 Spruce Grantees

Arts Grant: Spells Writing Lab Spells believes in the power of literacy to transform the lives of students both in the classroom and in life. Their programs incorporate creative and artistic disciplines such as music, film, and visual arts to inspire young writers. Their programs include classroom visits, weekend workshops, a six-week summer day camp,…

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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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