Sometimes, it is about the money, as students in one Urban Studies class recently found out. As Newsworks reports, the students, investigating the relationship between philanthropists and grant recipients, were given the chance to apply what they’d learned after an anonymous donor supplied them with $100,000, a first for the class. With so many deserving organizations around the Philadelphia area, shelling out money turned out to be a very difficult task.
In the end, nonprofits like the East Park Revitalization Alliance, an urban greening organization, and Play On! Philadelphia, an after-school music group, were awarded the money that had been divvied up between five groups. Well, that’s one way to use $100,000.