The Nonprofit Forum: Investing Internally to Thrive Externally

April 24, 2024

Thursday, May 9, 2024

8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Philabundance Community Kitchen 2224 N 10th Street Philadelphia, PA 19133

Free Valet Parking On-Site

Join Bernstein Private Wealth Management for a half-day program with an opening discussion on expanding your philanthropic toolkit to reach the meaningful middle, breakout sessions with professional partners to explore talent and culture to retain and recruit in today’s environment, and how to implement feasible AI without a budget, ending with a fireside chat to explore the future of nonprofit management in this next evolution of technology.

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Amplifying Impact: A Toolkit for Activating Philanthropy’s Meaningful Middle

  • Philanthropy is evolving and there are now many ways to give and activate that capital. Who are the Meaningful Middle, what tools are available, and how can we leverage the latent potential and power of this philanthropic “meaningful middle” to generate additional positive change in our communities? Join this conversation with experts in the field to review specific examples of strategies and structures that are amplifying impact for Meaningful Middle donors.

Breakout #1: Culture in Today’s Environment

  • What are successful businesses and nonprofits focusing on to build and sustain a robust culture in today’s work environment? How are these implemented to effectively recruit, retain, and maintain a productive team? Join this session to learn key takeaways for your organization!

Breakout #2: Feasible AI: Implementing Now to Gain Efficiency Without Budget

  • AI is here—large language models are allowing us to complete tasks with ease, but this is all new. This session will focus on the areas we can implement AI today without having to invest budget. From resumes to e-mail, to newsletters, what are the areas we should focus on in our organizations? We will explore and model those together!

Fireside Chat: AI’s Promise—Where To from Here for Leaders

  • Building on the breakouts, we’ll talk with Trooper Sanders on how he and Benefits Data Trust are implementing AI, what he is discussing on the National AI Advisory Committee, where he sees the opportunity and pitfalls, and how we can position ourselves to be ready for what is to come.

2024 Greater Philadelphia Social Innovation Awards

December 14, 2023

Social Innovations Journal announce the WINNERS of the 2024 Greater Philadelphia Social Innovations Awards.

On Thursday, January 25, 2024, The Social Innovations Journal (SIJ) hosted the 2024 Greater Philadelphia Innovation Awards ( where Greater Philadelphia’s Social Sector Leaders presented the 2024 65 Finalists and Winners  ( selected through an open nomination and voted upon by over 3500 residents of Greater Philadelphia. 

PKFF Capacity Building Grants

October 26, 2023

The Patricia Kind Family Foundation is pleased to announce that we awarded 33 Organizational Capacity Building grants to BIPOC-led Philadelphia non-profit organizations with budgets under $1 million. We are doubly excited that the William Penn Foundation will match $100,000 towards these grants. The total amount awarded was $282,500. These new one-year grants were part of a pilot program implemented as part of our Strategic Plan which we approved in January 2023.

Community Fund for Immigrant Wellness

October 10, 2023

The Community Fund for Immigrant Wellness is seeking applications for its fifth cycle of grantmaking to support organizations that remove barriers and provide opportunities for individuals to live with dignity and joy. Organizations can apply for up to $50,000 to support the emotional health and wellbeing of immigrant and refugee communities. The funding is flexible and should be used to support programs that:

  • Create opportunities with immigrant communities to encourage care, positive coping strategies, and collective healing
  • Build spaces that cultivate meaningful connections among community members
  • Foster a sense of dignity and self-agency
  • Center cultural practices of participants

Applications are due on Wednesday, April 3rd, 2024 at 5pm EST. 

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NW Philly Inaugural Neighborhood Meet and Greet

October 5, 2023

Non-profit organizations in Northwest Philly serving the Northwest community are welcome to our Inaugural Neighborhood Meet and Greet: October 26 from 9:00-10:30 am. 
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Patricia Kind Family Foundation Strategic Planning 2023

September 21, 2023

Throughout the previous year, the Patricia Kind Family Foundation was led by Strategy Arts through a strategic planning process. In January 2023, the board approved a three-year Strategic Plan for the Foundation that emerged from a stakeholder inclusive, in-depth decision-making process.  The Patricia Kind Family Foundation looked three years into the future as we considered our vision for the foundation. PKFF’s commitment to direct service grants will remain the emphasis of our grant-making. Additionally, we agreed on four areas to form an expanded vision which included capacity building, coalition building, advocacy, and trustee and staff development. These focus areas are intended to supplement and enrich PKFF’s commitment to direct service grants. 

Thank you for being part of this process. We are excited about the changes and look forward to presenting a full update soon. 

Laura Kind McKenna - Trustee Emeritus

July 5, 2022

After almost 25 years of leadership in the day-to-day management of The Patricia Kind Family Foundation, Laura Kind McKenna has resigned from being an active board member effective June 3, 2022.  She is now serving as Trustee Emeritus.

Laura was our first Managing Trustee, running the Foundation for the first years of its existence from 1998-2016. From 2016 to 2022 she served as Treasurer and Head of our Finance Committee.  Laura is well known as a strong, consistent voice urging all foundations to use their endowment assets to support mission along with grants. Under her leadership PKFF became one of the earliest adopters of mission aligned investing, eventually steering PKFF’s endowment to over 95% mission alignment.

Laura and her husband Marc have four grown children and nine grandchildren living all over the country and she's looking forward to having time for more travel.  Laura has been trying to "get bored and eat bonbons" for several years, although we all doubt she will.