Wonderspring receives United Way Partnership Grant


Wonderspring is excited to announce that it is among the first recipients of the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey (UWGPSNJ) Partnership Grant Program. Grantees were selected from a pool of more than 500 applicants across a nine-county footprint and each received a grant of $50,000.The Partnership Grant Program, part of a comprehensive strategy to end poverty and expand opportunity, is a departure from United Way’s past grant programs.

The program’s application process focused on what United Way can learn from organizations, not strictly on the organization’s demonstration of outcomes. By design, small organizations with deep roots in their communities or expertise in an emerging topic were selected alongside larger nonprofits.

“We couldn’t be more thrilled to be working with United Way to end the cycle of poverty that plagues our region by ensuring that children have access to high-quality early education that prepares them for success in school and beyond,” said Wonderspring CEO Zakiyyah Boone.

The mission of the Partnership Grant Program is to further high-trust relationships, productive knowledge sharing, and diverse perspectives. To support this, the decision process prioritized diversity of the group as a whole, including fields of practice, geographies served, size and age of organizations, and leadership diversity. The process was designed to prioritize learning and foster relationships, and to support grantees in their poverty fighting efforts. 

To learn more about the Partnership grant go HERE