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Inaugural cohort of SP2 Social Justice Scholars: Paloma Brand, Skye Horbrook, and Gianni Morsell

Student Life, Gifts & Giving

Meet the Inaugural SP2 Social Justice Scholars Program Cohort

In 2021, Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2) established the SP2 Social Justice Scholars Program, which cultivates a...

Cover of Women's Index Report

Faculty & Research, Gifts & Giving

Women’s Index Report based on CHIP’s XX Factor

On May 3, The Center for High Impact Philanthropy (CHIP) launched the Women’s Index: Developing a Tool for Aligning Financial Investments...

2021 Annual Giving guide cover

Faculty & Research, Gifts & Giving

2021 Annual Guide: High Impact Giving in the Age of COVID

COVID-19 made 2020 a year like no other. Infections and hospitalizations continue to spike. The most effective, widely implemented tool...

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Faculty & Research, Gifts & Giving

Regional COVID-19 Response Dashboard Analyzes More than $40M in Giving

The unprecedented and prolonged COVID-19 crisis led to the creation of more than a dozen shared philanthropic response funds in...

Amy Castro Baker speaking at a cash transfer informational session

Faculty & Research, Alumni Stories, Gifts & Giving

Center for Guaranteed Income Research is Launched

Mayors for a Guaranteed Income (MGI), together with the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2) has...

Cover image for The Center for High Impact Philanthropy’s “We the People: A Philanthropic Guide to Strengthening Democracy”

Faculty & Research, Gifts & Giving

A Philanthropic Approach to Strengthening Democracy

For the past several decades, there’s been a marked decline in how much U.S. citizens trust the country’s democratic process....

Andrew Fussner

Faculty & Research, Gifts & Giving

SP2 Board Member Gift Leads to Lasting Impact in Case Consultation Training Series

Four years ago, Andrew Fussner, then a lecturer in the Master of Social Work (MSW) program at Penn’s School of...

Cover image of 2019 High Impact Giving Guide

Faculty & Research, Gifts & Giving

Achieving Great Social Impact with CHIP

The 2019 High Impact Giving Guide has been released, offering expert advice on how donors make the most change with philanthropic...

Theo Brandon and Halcyon Francis chatting in the SP2 student lounge.

Student Life, Alumni Stories, Gifts & Giving

Advancing Knowledge Through Financial Aid

Changing the world depends on new generations committed to actualizing societal transformation. Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2)...