Knowledge Center

Throughout the Knowledge Center, you will find information and links to resources and organizations related to health and human services within the foundation's four targeted funds.

The foundation’s Knowledge Center provides information, organizational links, research reports and other resources on topics related to our interests. The posting of reports and materials by the foundation prepared by others, does not imply the foundation’s endorsement. The foundation provides these items as a resource to its website visitors. 

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 Issues the foundation addresses
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 Tools to learn more about the community's needs

Organizations

Links to access information on: 

 Issues the foundation addresses
 Organizations the foundation works with
 Resources for the community and other funders
 Tools to learn more about the community's needs

Articles/Reports

This report from the Pennsylvania Health Funders Collaborative shares how Pennsylvanians benefit from the ACA through six major provisions:

Articles/Reports

In 2015, Your Way Home helped 140 households find safe and affordable housing, connected 127 people to jobs and 320 people to their public benefits.

Your Way Home is a public/private partnership that is working to make homelessness rare, brief and non-recurring in Montgomery County. 

Download this one-page summary for more on the impact Your Way Home had in 2015. 

Articles/Reports

Your Way Home is very pleased to announce the release of its Community Impact Report 2014-2015.

The report includes the following letter from a dad who was experiencing homelessness, to his Housing Stability Coach.

Articles/Reports

Governor Corbett created the Long-Term Care Commission via Executive Order in January 2014 to make “recommendations [to] ensure Pennsylvania’s long-term care services and support delivery system is person-centered, efficient, effective and fiscally accountable.” In January 2015, Gov. Corbett accepted the Commission’s report, which contains recommendations to improve four core elements in the long-term services and supports (LTSS) system:

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In the summer of 2013, the Madlyn and Leonard Abramson Center for Jewish Life convened a workgroup of knowledgeable stakeholders to explore the issues of dual eligible elderly (those who qualify for both Medicare and Medicaid) in Montgomery County.

Dual eligibles tend to be poorer and sicker than the rest of the elderly population. And they are the costliest segment of the Medicaid population. In PA, they represent 18% of those receiving Medicaid, but account for 43% of Medicaid spending.

Your Way Home Montgomery County transformational partnership between government, philanthropy, nonprofits and community partners to solve – finally – the problem of homelessness in our community.

Last year, 1,172 people in Montgomery County experienced homelessness. The bold goal of Your Way Home is to reduce homelessness in the county by over 50% in the next five years while exiting people from homelessness to permanent housing more rapidly.

Articles/Reports

"Donor Strategies to Prevent Childhood Obesity: Lessons from the Greater Philadelphia Region" identifies three key strategies for funders who seek to impact childhood obesity:

  • Start early
  • Increase access to healthy foods and opportunities for physical activity
  • Enable healthy choices in both eating and physical activity

WISE SNAC, an initiative of the foundation from 2005 - 2013, is featured as a best practice (p.16).

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The Food Funders, an affinity group of Philanthropy Network Greater Philadelphia (formerly Delaware Valley Grantmakers) formed in 2009 to share knowledge, learn collectively and collaborate on issues related to food and the food system in the Delaware Valley. Five years later, the Food Funders enjoys more than 80 members and hosts periodic educational events for funders throughout the year.

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Low-income adults in their fifties have become especially vulnerable to maintaining food security. The economy has pushed the unemployment and under-employment rates for this group to high levels. Most are not yet eligible for Social Security and Medicare, and do not meet requirements for other public benefit programs for adults with children living at home.

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