Bello Machre Grant Launches our Workforce Development Series

Bello Machre Grant Launches our Workforce Development Series

At Phillips Charitable Foundation we are focused on problem-solving that leads to long-term solutions. It’s our way of maximizing the benefits of our limited grant dollars. For this reason, we’ve chosen workforce development as one of our 2019 mission-focused funding priorities. We’re excited and pleased to announce that Bello Machre received our kick-off grant for this workforce development series. A $25,000 grant was awarded to Bello Machre for their Certified Nursing Assistant Training Program. Bello Machre provides a lifetime commitment…
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Do Indirect Costs Directly Impact Services and Your Mission?

Do Indirect Costs Directly Impact Services and Your Mission?

We’ve been at this grantmaking endeavor for only a year now and have already noticed some common patterns amongst funding requests. Not surprisingly, when asked what they need most, the responses from nonprofit staff are all about programmatic expenses that enable them to serve more people, animals, communities, or other mission focus. The focus is on growth. Yet without adequate funding for indirect costs as well, growth can outstrip a nonprofit’s managerial capacity, processes, and financial systems. The growth becomes unsustainable.…
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Welcoming Two New Grantees

Welcoming Two New Grantees

At Phillips Charitable Foundation we are passionate about helping to meet the needs of the most vulnerable of society. With that in mind, it is an honor and a privilege to welcome Walk the Walk Foundation and the SPCA of Anne Arundel County to our growing list of grantees. Walk the Walk Foundation Walk the Walk Foundation was awarded a $4,000 grant for their Diapers for Babies program. While there are programs to help supplement food costs, there are no federal or state programs…
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Scholastic vs Professional Musical Instruments; is it Worth the Investment?

Scholastic vs Professional Musical Instruments; is it Worth the Investment?

Photo: DeMatha Wind Ensemble Most parents know all too well about the changing interests, hopes, and dreams their children have while growing up. One day they want to be a doctor, the next a star basketball player, and the next a famous musician. It’s all part of discovering gifts and talents. That’s why parents often choose inexpensive options when buying their child’s first musical instrument. However, a recent grant to DeMatha Catholic High School reminded us of the importance of…
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2019 Mission-Focused Grant Cycle Begins

2019 Mission-Focused Grant Cycle Begins

As we ring in the New Year at Phillips Charitable Foundation, we’re excited to announce the categories for our 2019 Mission-Focused Competitive Grants.  While all of our grants fall within our three funding priorities of humanitarianism, education, and arts and culture, the Mission-Focused Grants differ in one major way.  For these grants, the focus areas are more targeted and specific. For 2019 we’ve identified three categories for the Mission-Focused Grants. These are: workforce development programs that help underserved individuals to attain fulfilling careers with a livable…
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Eight Performing Arts Grants Announced

Eight Performing Arts Grants Announced

We are pleased to announce our first round of mission-focused grants to help improve and sustain quality performing arts programs. Grants totaling $131,617 have been awarded to two community theatres and six schools. Each of the grantees demonstrated tremendous creativity, dedication, and ambition for quality performing arts programs, and we are honored to partner with them in these efforts. At Phillips Charitable Foundation we’re all about solving problems. We understand that the challenges of sustaining a quality performing arts program…
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True Champions at Work and Play

True Champions at Work and Play

By Patricia Napolitano I had the pleasure of attending the 4th Annual Summer Olympics for the International Academy of Hope (iHOPE) on Thursday, August 9, 2018, held at the Dream Charter School in New York City. This year’s theme was Fairytale Kingdom and the staff and children were dressed to impress! Walking into the school’s auditorium, guests were greeted with festive decorations and music to set the mood; but seeing the smiles from the children would set anyone’s mood in the…
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A Visit With Our Rescued Friends

A Visit With Our Rescued Friends

By Patricia Napolitano It’s an organization with a clear mission statement, effective leadership, and the motivation and passion to make things happen.  Together, they are doing their part to solve a humanitarian problem. These are just some of the reasons that Paws Crossed Animal Rescue in Elmsford, New York was selected as one of our first Marie Barth small grant awards.  Through rescue, rehabilitation, rehoming, advocacy, collaboration and education, their mission is to “Rescue One By One Until There Are None.”…
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Marie Barth Grants Announced

Marie Barth Grants Announced

Phillips Charitable Foundation is pleased to announce it has awarded grants to seven organizations as part of the Marie Barth small grants initiative.  These grants are awarded to smaller organizations that are often overshadowed in the larger granting arena.  The purpose of the grant is to strengthen the organization by alleviating a hurdle, enabling their team to better achieve their mission. The Viscardi Center Albertson, NY The Viscardi Center was awarded $2,500 to offset the costs of a senior class…
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Memorable Tour of a Remarkable School

Memorable Tour of a Remarkable School

By Jennifer Good In early April, our team had the privilege of touring a special school where miracles happen every day. It was the International Academy of Hope (iHOPE) in New York City. iHOPE is a school for students with vision, speech, hearing, and physical impairments due to a traumatic brain injury. They are non-verbal and their physical movements are severely limited. In many ways it was so sad to see these children who struggle to accomplish even simple tasks.…
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