Invigorating Civic Life
Pew Fund awards first advancement grant
In December, the Pew Fund for Health and Human Services awarded its first advancement grant to support the University City District’s West Philadelphia Skills Initiative. The grant of $600,000 over three years will help expand meaningful employment opportunities for low-income and disadvantaged residents in the community. The new advancement grants are reserved for exemplary organizations with the drive and ambition to substantially increase their impact on the region.
$1M awarded to Wistar Institute
Continuing a history of promoting high-quality leadership in biomedical research, Pew awarded $1 million over three years to the Wistar Institute in December. The support will help expand the institute’s immunotherapy and vaccine program, designed to identify innovative prevention and treatment methods that leverage the body’s defenses against cancer and infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS, influenza, malaria, Ebola, and Zika virus.