Newsletter 2011 Issue 2

Allowing all Philadelphians to call in sick

Backed by a community of more than 2,000 donors, Bread & Roses Community Fund supports efforts to make real change in the Philadelphia region. And a really big change is in the works thanks to the efforts of a grantee pushing to make paid sick leave a reality for all Philadelphia workers.

Shutting down the school-to-prison pipeline

Did you know that only 55.5% of Philadelphia students graduate from high school? What happens to the rest of Philadelphia’s public school students?

Letter from the executive director

Bang for Buck: the value of social change grantmaking

For 35 years, Bread & Roses Community Fund has given out more than $10 million in support of grassroots community organizations working for social change. It’s an investment that has paid off .

The future of social justice in the Delaware Valley: Bread & Roses Community Fund and the plan for the next 40 years

It’s time to do more.

Donor profile: Jeri Nutter

By consistently giving $50, $100 or $250 checks to Bread & Roses a couple of times a year, she has helped sustain countless grassroots organizations working to make concrete change in the lives of our neighbors and friends in the Delaware Valley. Jeri has helped to make a real difference.

Grantee Spotlight: Philadelphia Security Officers Union

On April 28, members of the Philadelphia Security Officers Union made history.

Grants in action

Heading God’s Call, Youth United For Change, Act UP