The Center for Grieving Children Recognized with Barra Award

The Center for Grieving Children Wins 2018-2019 Barra Award for Exemplary Nonprofits in the Greater Philadelphia Region

December 5, 2017 – Philadelphia, PA — The Barra Foundation has announced that The Center for Grieving Children is a recipient of a 2018-2019 Barra Award. The Center joins 43 exceptional nonprofit organizations in the Greater Philadelphia region that will each receive $50,000 in grant funding. Barra Awardees are nominated by their peers in the social sector and are then invited to submit an application to the Foundation. The application questions focus on the organization’s leadership, performance and adaptability.

“We are very grateful for the recognition and funding from The Barra Foundation,” said Darcy Krause, Executive Director for The Center for Grieving Children. “This money will go a long way for the grieving children of Philadelphia.”

In line with the Foundation’s mission to invest in innovation in the social sector, the Barra Awards provide unrestricted funding and introduce awardees to a diverse network of social sector leaders. “Without unrestricted capital, nonprofits have little margin for error or appetite for innovation. Through the Barra Awards we hope to provide organizations with some financial breathing room and their leaders with opportunities to learn from their peers—a diverse and inspiring network of entrepreneurial thinkers from across the nonprofit sector,” said Kristina Wahl, president of The Barra Foundation.

Since its 2013 inception, the Barra Awards has granted more than $6 million to area nonprofits. Awardees represent a range of nonprofits from the Arts and Culture, Education, and Health and Human Services sectors in the Greater Philadelphia region.

A full list of the 2018-2019 Barra Award winners is available here.

To learn more about the Barra Awards program, click here.

About The Barra Foundation
The Barra Foundation invests in innovation to inspire change that strengthens communities in the Greater Philadelphia region. Through its Catalyst Fund and Barra Awards, the Foundation provides approximately $4 million in annual grants that are focused on supporting innovation in and across the fields of Arts & Culture, Education, Health and Human Services.

About The Center for Grieving Children
The Center for Grieving Children was founded in 1995 at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children and incorporated as an independent nonprofit in 2000. The only organization of its kind based in the City of Philadelphia, The Center helps children grieving a death to heal and grow through their grief while strengthening families, communities and professionals’ understanding of how best to respond to their needs. To this end, The Center runs free grief groups for youth ages 5-25 in four locations and in partnership with schools across the city. It also provides training and support to schools, communities, and professionals who interact with grieving youth and families. To learn more about The Center, please visit www.grievingchildren.org