The Philadelphia Foundation has announced 43 projects selected for $1,000 “Activate” mini-grants to help transform ideas generated during last year’s On the Table Philly into tangible initiatives that will improve the Greater Philadelphia region.
The recipients were selected from 80 who applied following their participation in On the Table Philly conversations on Nov. 8, 2018. On that day, 5,000 people gathered around more than 400 tables to discuss how – individually and collectively – to make our communities stronger, safer and more dynamic.
“We know the conversations energized people’s thinking around important community issues,” said Philadelphia Foundation President & CEO Pedro A. Ramos. “The projects funded through the grants will not only spark positive change, but will be part of a broad network of connections and engagement that has been launched through On the Table Philly.”
The Philadelphia Foundation partnered with Philadelphia LISC – the local office of the national Local Initiatives Support Corporation – to oversee the grant application and award process. The applications were awarded based on input from a panel of community judges who considered criteria including whether the ideas were relevant, innovative, actionable and specific.