William Penn Foundation Grant for the Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia

We are pleased to announce that MARCH has received a two-year, $81,040 grant from the William Penn Foundation for  The Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia project. The grant will allow us to enhance the Encyclopedia’s digital platform by adding photo galleries of material artifacts; place-mapping; new text about Philadelphia’s history; links between history and the news; and more.  We look forward to working with our civic partners as well as the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University in developing these new features.

The William Penn Foundation, founded in 1945 by Otto and Phoebe Haas, works to close the achievement gap for low-income children, ensure a sustainable environment, foster creativity that enhances civic life, and advance philanthropy in the Philadelphia region. With assets of nearly $2 billion, the Foundation distributes approximately $80 million in grants annually. Learn more about the Foundation at http://www.williampennfoundation.org.

Our good news is featured in a news release on the home page of Rutgers-Camden.