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As a service to members and the community, we created this Opportunity Board to share Philanthropy Network members' requests for proposals (RFPs), award nomination notices and other opportunity announcements. Members are encouraged to send their submissions to with details including program/opportunity description, qualifications, application instructions, deadlines, and contact information.


  • Knight Foundation Call for Proposals for the Arts (deadline 6/16/17)
  • Valentine Foundation LOI (deadline 6/30/17)
  • 2017 National Philanthropy Day Call for Nominations (deadline extended to 6/7/17)
  • Compass Pro Bono Consulting for Nonprofits (deadline 6/12/2017)


Knight Foundation Call for Proposals for the Arts

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation has announced a funding opportunity for the arts in four cities: Charlotte, Macon, Georgia, Philadelphia and San Jose, California.

Through June 16, Knight is are soliciting ideas that fall into at least one  of the following three areas: Artistic Excellence, Authenticity and Inclusion, and Technological Innovation.

Grant recipients will share $1 million. There are two rounds of grant review. The first is to submit your project through our grant application by June 16, 2017. An internal team at Knight will review all submissions and then solicit more detailed proposals from a smaller group of applicants. We anticipate making final decisions by the fall of 2017.

All artistic disciplines are encouraged to apply.

Learn more here or contact Amanda Thompson, arts program officer at Knight Foundation leading Knight’s Community Arts Grantmaking, at

Valentine Foundation Letters of Intent

The Valentine Foundation funds programs that create social change for women and girls. We are interested in receiving applications from organizations working to produce significant change in the social, economic and political systems and institutions that impact the lives of women and girls in order to make those lives more equitable.

In order to obtain funding, applicants must first submit a letter of intent (LOI), due by June 30th. LOIs are reviewed during the summer and the trustees will then invite a smaller number of applicants to submit full proposals in early Fall. 

The Valentine Foundation begins accepting LOIs on May 1st; the last day to submit an application is June 30th. 

Grants applications must fit one of the Social Change Indicators developed by the Women’s Funding Network. Full guidelines and application instructions are available at our website

There will be two informational phone calls for interested applicants. We highly recommend that first-time applicants participate in these calls to gain a better understanding of the Foundation's priorities. 

Call in information: 1-866-244-8528  Passcode: 750977
• May 10, 2017 10:00-11:00 AM
• May 23, 2017 6:00-7:00 PM



2017 National Philanthropy Day Call for Nominations

The Association of Fundraising Professional-Greater Philadelphia Chapter (AFP-GPC) is now accepting nominations for its annual premier awards program: National Philanthropy Day. The National Philanthropy Day luncheon recognizes outstanding philanthropic achievement by individuals and organizations - those who do good for good's sake.

AFP-GPC welcomes nominations of individuals, foundations and corporations, new generation philanthropists, lifetime achievement philanthropists, fundraising volunteers, youth philanthropists and professional fundraisers who exemplify the spirit of philanthropy in our community. 

The 2017 nomination ballot is now available online. The submission deadline has been extended to June 7,2017. If you have any questions about the awards process or nomination form, please contact Kyle Fernley, at (215) 564-3484 (x2224) or Please note only completed applications will be accepted.


Compass Pro Bono Consulting for Nonprofits

Compass provides strategic pro bono consulting services to Philadelphia-area nonprofits. Compass uses teams of volunteers, most of whom have an MBA from a top business school, to provide consulting assistance in the areas of: Board Development, Funding Strategies, Strategic Alignment, and Strategic Partnerships & Collaborations.

Compass clients must meet the following criteria:

• Have 501(c)3 status;
• Minimum of three paid staff members and minimum budget of $750,000;
• Offer services that specifically benefit the Greater Philadelphia community;
• Not promote a specific religion, or religious or political beliefs.


• Application available on our website April 14th with a June 12, 2017 deadline
• Compass announces final client selections in August
• Projects run September through May


Visit Compass’ website at, or contact Executive Director, Beth Dahle at (610) 745-3223 or