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. 

Featured Resource

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Commissioned by HealthSpark and authored by Bee, Bergvall & Co., this comprehensive resource will provide food pantries with the tools they need to set up and maintain appropriate accounting policies and procedures.

This toolkit builds off two previous toolkits - one for standalone pantries and one for faith-based pantries - written by Bee, Bergvall & Co. in 2016. While changes in accounting regulations necessitated an update, this new version is much more extensive in scope.

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Articles/Reports

Commissioned by HealthSpark and authored by Bee, Bergvall & Co., this comprehensive resource will provide food pantries with the tools they need to set up and maintain appropriate accounting policies and procedures.

This toolkit builds off two previous toolkits - one for standalone pantries and one for faith-based pantries - written by Bee, Bergvall & Co. in 2016. While changes in accounting regulations necessitated an update, this new version is much more extensive in scope.

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Released at its 6th Annual Summit, this report details the impact Your Way Home Montgomery County has had on the experience of homelessness, both in the past year and cumulatively.

The report provides a snapshot of the outcomes in each of six core strategies: 

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Philabundance created this resource to help food pantries and other organizations working in emergency food and the safety net to effectively recruit, train and manage volunteers. 

Whether a pantry has too many volunteers, or not enough, this toolkit will help organizations put policies and procedures in place to better manage their unpaid workforce.

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Philabundance created this resource to help food pantries and other organizations working in emergency food and the safety net to become effective anti-hunger advocates. 

In the current environment, it is important for all those who care about safety net services - such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) - to raise their voice in the public debate.

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Since launching in 2014, Your Way Home has seen much success in rapidly rehousing those in Montgomery County who are experiencing homelessness. Findings from the research will assist Your Way Home in building a new agenda to expand its work into prevention efforts.

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A National Imperative: Joining Forces to Strengthen Human Services in America is a report commissioned by the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities and the American Public Human Services Association (APHSA) and drafted by Oliver Wyman and SeaChange Capital Partners.

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This report, commissioned by The Philadelphia Foundation, assesses the fiscal health of the nonprofit sector in the five-county region of Philadelphia. The region’s nonprofit sector provides valuable services, employs thousands of individuals and is a significant economic generator. In a time of political and fiscal uncertainty, understanding the sector’s financial health is crucial for organizational leaders, boards of directors, funders, government and the general public.

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Montgomery County's food pantry network now has the voice of clients from across the entire county to inform positive changes to the network.

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This latest report from Your Way Home shows continued decreases in people experiencing homelessness across Montgomery County.

Nearly 3,000 people were served through Your Way Home in 2016, which includes street outreach, emergency shelters, rapid re-housing, transitional housing and permanent supportive housing. 

The goal of Your Way Home is to make the experience of homelessness in Montgomery County rare, brief and non-recurring. Some of the outcomes from 2016 include:

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