PHILANTHROPY

Big Brothers & Big Sisters

For over a century, Big Brothers Big Sisters has been helping change kids’ perspectives and giving them the opportunity to reach their potential. And we have over a century of volunteers, donors, and advocates just like you to thank. It all started in 1904, when a young New York City court clerk named Ernest Coulter was seeing more and more boys come through his courtroom. He recognized that caring adults could help many of these kids stay out of trouble, and he set out to find volunteers. That marked the beginning of the Big Brothers movement.

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Food Connect Group

“Food Connect is not a brand, it is a process. Our technology helps connect food rescue and hunger relief efforts in real time so surplus food can get to where it needs to go. We leverage smart technology to pool resources and make deliveries efficient.”

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North Broad Street Renaissance

The North Broad Renaissance is a non-profit that will serve as a Special Service District (SSD) whose primary role is to provide communication and information to City administrators and Council, neighborhood and community groups and others who are (or may) do business or development or other activities on North Broad, from City Hall to Germantown Avenue.

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Jazz Bridge

The Jazz Bridge Project is a 501C3 nonprofit organization that was established in 2004 by a group of caring jazz musicians and fans dedicated to assisting professional Greater Philadelphia Metro area jazz and blues musicians and vocalists in times of crisis by providing confidential and caring support in keeping with their personal dignity. Through donations, grants, and our neighborhood concerts, Jazz Bridge assists those coping with emergencies involving health, legal, financial, personal and professional needs, while building an awareness of the local jazz sound.

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Jazz Lives Philadelphia

Jazz Lives Philadelphia is a vital new organization programming concerts that re-position the spotlight on jazz in Philadelphia. It serves to showcase the legacy of this definitively American art form in an historically jazz-rich city by presenting it with integrity to a broader audience and aggressively introducing it to young people. Philadelphia, the birthplace of Benny Golson and Lee Morgan, will benefit greatly from the work of these young and dedicated patriots.

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