Huge Civic Project Aims To Bring Social Spaces to Several Phila. NeighborhoodsTwo charitable foundations are making a multimillion-dollar investment in public spaces in five of the city's most underserved communities, creating what could become a national "test kitchen" of sorts on urban renewal.
Non-Profit Phila. Dance Organization Loses Major Source Of Funding, Will Go Dark At End Of YearIn a statement, the William Penn Foundation said with more than 600 cultural institutions across the region, it's sometimes faced with difficult decisions about where to invest its finite resources.
William Penn Foundation Donates $25 Million to Free Library of PhiladelphiaThere was a standing ovation from library, civic, and community leaders as Janet Haas of the William Penn Foundation delivered the news.
Philly Library System Gets $25M Grant To Renovate The Philadelphia public library system will undergo $25 million in renovations thanks to funds from a local philanthropy.
Hear Philly: The Porch At 30th Street Station Is Your Ticket To Gourmet Food, Free EntertainmentAdjacent to the second busiest train station in the country, The Porch at 30th Street is viewed as one of the most creative and animated public spaces in Philadelphia. It offers everything from great food to a plethora of free entertainment.
$35-Million Research Project Aims To Protect Del. River Drinking WaterThis is a watershed moment -- for the 13,500-square-mile Delaware River watershed, that is.
Ramp To Replace Stairs For Ben Franklin Bridge Pedestrians and CyclistsNowadays, if you take your bike across the south walkway of the Ben Franklin bridge, you'll have to carry it up or down about three flights of stairs at the Camden end.
William Penn Foundation Donates Another $5 Million For Waterfront ProjectsThe grant will allow work to continue on such projects as the Delaware River Trail, between Washington Avenue and Spring Garden Street; a park at Pier 68, in Pennsport; and connector street amenities on Tasker Street.
Public-Private Partnership Provides $1 Million For Early Childhood Education in PhillyWith the Philadelphia School District struggling under a giant budget deficit, city councilmembers and community groups gathered at City Hall to announce a small but important fund to expand early childhood education programs.
Questlove Steps Up To Ensure Next Year's CAPA Musical Will Go On A famous alumnus of Philadelphia's High School for the Creative and Performing Arts is reaching into his own pocket to make sure that next year's musical at his alma mater won't be scrapped, as this year's was.
New Tourism Website Puts Focus On Philadelphia’s NeighborhoodsThe Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation is rolling out a brand new interactive website that highlights the City's neighborhoods in a unique way.
Ethics Board Ruling Clarifies City's Lobbying Law For William Penn FoundationThe Philadelphia Ethics Board says the William Penn Foundation did not violate city lobbying regulations when it was approached by the city for initiatives the city was supporting.