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NSC Wins 2018-2019 Barra Award

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Nationalities Service Center Wins 2018-2019 Barra Award for Exemplary Nonprofits in the Greater Philadelphia Region

The Barra Foundation has announced that Nationalities Service Center (NSC) is a recipient of a 2018-2019 Barra Award. NSC 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.

"In the midst of what has been one of the most challenging years of NSC's 96 year history, we are so grateful to The Barra Foundation for recognizing the importance of unrestricted funding," said Margaret O'Sullivan, Executive Director of NSC. "With continued cuts to federal and state funding for critical programs, the Barra Award allows us to strengthen our agency so we can continue to be here for the immigrants and refugees we serve."

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.