SPRING GRANT DEADLINE CHANGED TO MAY 15th, 2018
January 26, 2018
The Seybert Foundation Board of Directors will embark upon Strategic Planning in early 2018, and has determined that it will delay the deadline for Spring grants from March 15th to MAY 15th, 2018, as a result. The Strategic Planning process may result in a revised grant application form/process, so applicants are asked to wait to apply until the NEW APPLICATION FORM is posted online, which should be no later than APRIL 15th.
New Board members join Seybert Foundation
January 26, 2018
The Seybert Foundation is delighted to welcome NOOR BOWMAN to the Board of Directors. Though Noor will be in a non-voting role until she reaches the age of 18, her input as a dynamic young person in Philadelphia will be tremendously valuable to Seybert’s work to advance opportunities for youth in the City. In late January, 2018, the Board voted to approve the nomination of CAT LAVIGNE, who begins her term in 2018 as well. As a leader of Paradigm Academy, an organization that works to develop the critical thinking skills of young people who want to improve the world, Cat brings direct teaching and mentoring experience to her role at Seybert. Welcome, Noor and Cat!
Seybert Board Diversity Recognized
September 15, 2017
Seybert Foundation is proud to have been recognized by Generocity for its efforts to promote and increase the diversity of its Board of Directors. Read more in Generocity’s September 13th, 2017 edition:
Seybert Symposium 2017- networking, learning, sharing
September 13, 2017
On August 16th, 2017, Seybert Foundation held its inaugural Symposium, a half-day event aimed at bringing together the Foundation’s youth-serving grantee partners for a morning of learning, sharing and networking. More than 70 nonprofit leaders attended, and more than half of the Seybert Board participated as well, making the event a great chance to get to know each other better. The event featured skills-building presentations whose content was based directly on survey input solicited from Seybert’s grantees, with experts Ellen Greenberg (Partnering for Change), Rebecca Fabiano (FabYouth Philly) and Kasey Thompson. For details and photos about Symposium 2017, click here.
Seybert Merges with Western Association
July 21, 2017
In perhaps the most significant news of our organization’s century of existence, The Seybert Foundation has merged with another Philadelphia- focused foundation, The Western Association. It is our sincere hope that the merging of our two foundations will reduce operational overhead and increase the power of our grants to the city’s neediest communities. The resulting foundation, which will simply be called “The Seybert Foundation,” will continue to support nonprofit organizations whose missions focus on direct services to disadvantaged children and youth throughout the City of Philadelphia. The Seybert Foundation will honor Western Association’s longstanding commitment to Philadelphia’s most underserved communities through its grants program. We encourage you to review our website, www.seybertfoundation.org, to learn more about giving strategies and priorities as they currently exist and as they evolve in the months to come. We wish to take this opportunity to thank Dale Mitchell, Kurt Anderson, Marlane Bohon, and the entire Board and Staff of the Western Association for their sincere dedication to supporting vulnerable Philadelphians through their many years of work, and for their fellowship and collegiality throughout this merger process. We are certain that the consolidation of our two foundations will enable more grant dollars to reach the most disadvantaged populations in Philadelphia. At a time when our collective impact as funders is sorely needed, we feel that this merger between two small foundations represents a model that other grantmakers might wish to consider. We would be happy to share lessons-learned about the process with anyone interested. At this milestone moment in our foundation’s history, we are grateful for our community of colleagues in the philanthropic and nonprofit sector, and we look forward to working with many of you in the years ahead.
Three New Board Members join Seybert in 2017!
January 13, 2017
The Seybert Foundation is thrilled to welcome three new Board members in January, 2017: Matthew A. Grande, Marissa Meyers, and Miguel Morel. Each of these talented individuals brings a unique and valuable perspective to Seybert’s work aimed at improving the lives of Philadelphia’s youth. We look forward to introducing Matthew, Marissa and Miguel to our partners. Learn more about our Board here