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Building Community PHL: Accessing Resources to Build Your Networks and Support Your Mission

  • March 10, 2020
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Philadelphia, PA

This will be an interactive conversation about the funding landscape in and around Philadelphia as well as some helpful tips to enhance your next grant application. Participants are invited to come with specific grant questions or funding issues for us to answer or troubleshoot.

This workshop is presented by Dan O'Brien and Jocelyn Jones Arnold of the City of Philadelphia's Office of Grants & Community Partnerships.

Advanced registration is required as space is limited. Please register online here.

Dan O'Brien is a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer who served as a Youth and Community Development Specialist in Jordan from 2005-07. Upon returning to Philadelphia, Dan worked as a Refugee Resettlement Case Manager  building community connections for refugees from Iraq, Iran, Burma, Bhutan and Eritrea. Dan led regional resettlement efforts for groups who are particularly at risk like LGBT and religious minority refugee populations. In 2011 Dan became Assistant Managing Director for the City of Philadelphia, working in neighborhoods with the highest gun crime creating or improving community connections to city services and building capacity among neighborhood stakeholders. In 2015, Dan became Deputy Director for the Office of Grants and Community Partnerships. His responsibilities include identifying and applying for state, federal and private grant opportunities and building and maintaining relationships between the City of Philadelphia and the local philanthropic community.

Jocelyn Jones Arnold is a native Philadelphian with more than twenty-five years of experience in the philanthropic, nonprofit and local government sectors.   She currently holds the position of Deputy Director for the City of Philadelphia’s Office of Grants & Community Partnerships where she helps City agencies and their community partners to identify and secure resources and partnerships needed to support their work. In this role, Jocelyn has helped the City obtain over $100 million in public and private funding and awards including $22.9 million from the Department of Homeland Security/FEMA for the Philadelphia Fire Department, $600,000 from the U.S. Department of Justice to help the City address the school-to-prison pipeline and one of the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development’s first Promise Zone designations for West Philadelphia. Jocelyn’s extensive experience as funder and grantee includes her tenure as Program staff at The Philadelphia Foundation, Trustee and Board Chair of the Valentine Foundation, Assistant Director at Pembroke Philanthropy Advisors, and the first Development Director for Mural Arts Philadelphia. Currently, Jocelyn sits on the Steering Committee of the Philadelphia Black Giving Circle and the Boards of the Youth Sentencing Reentry Project (YSRP), the Pennsylvania Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC) Corporation and the City’s Roadmap to Homes Community.  She and her family are proud residents of Mt. Airy.

 The Arsht-Cannon Fund

DEADLINE: The pre-proposal form must be submitted by March 15.

Grants to Delaware nonprofit organizations for a broad range of educational programs and projects that benefit the Latinx community. Funding is intended to increase opportunities and promote success for the state's Latinx communities as well as the organizations that serve them.

Programs funded include:

  • Language Learning and Family Literacy
  • Pre-K through College Preparation and Career Planning
  • Arts and Culture Education
  • Health Supports to Learning
  • Educational Advocacy
  • Community Collaborative Partnerships

The Foundation's work is focused on partnering with Delaware’s Latinx communities and the organizations that serve them to:

  • Promote success and life-changing opportunities
  • Increase access to culturally- and linguistically relevant programs
  • Support trust, integration and empowerment

For more information on funded programs, see:

Contact Us:
Office: (302) 588-1342

100 W. 10th Street, Suite 500
Wilmington, DE 19801

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