ARTS AND CULTURE HUBS
The following organizations were awarded unrestricted multiyear general operating support:

 

ARTS PRESENTATION AND ART MAKING

  • Azuka Theatre Collective for the development and execution of its Community Stories Program, supporting community members in sharing and preserving their own stories through live theater. ($150,000 over 30 months)
  • Olney Culture Lab (fiscally sponsored by CultureTrust) to provide residents and visitors to the Olney neighborhood with highly accessible, free, and engaging arts and culture experiences. ($450,000 over 36 months)
  • Philadelphia Latino Film Festival (fiscally sponsored by CultureTrust) to employ a community engagement process identifying filmmaking fellows, connecting them with resources, providing them with a stipend, and opportunities to screen their films. ($240,000 over 36 months)
  • Monument Lab to run two cycles of its Public Memory Artist Exchange program, creating community-driven public art to preserve, document, and strengthen neighborhood identities. ($675,000 over 36 months)

 

PUBLIC SPACE CREATION AND STEWARDSHIP

  • Awbury Arboretum Association, Inc. to design and install a signage and wayfinding system for the Arboretum’s entrances, grounds, paths, and points of interest, followed by a community celebration highlighting the new infrastructures. ($342,661 over 24 months)

 

EQUITABLE ECONOMIC IMPACTS

  • North10 Philadelphia to pilot a new community cleaning corps program to maintain abandoned lots and parks in the Hunting Park-East Tioga sections of North Philadelphia. ($429,960 over 24 months)

 

WPF FUND
In addition to the 11 grants mentioned above, three Creative Communities grantees were awarded cross-programmatic (with Watershed Protection Strategy) or one-time civic opportunities grants through our WPF Fund.

  • Bartram's Garden to construct its 12,000 square foot Ecosystems Education Center (EEC) and launch programming for the new site including youth internships, workforce development, and continued outdoor engagement programs, such as free boating and fishing. ($3,510,000 over 36 months)
  • Glen Foerd Conservation Corporation for capacity building to equitably serve Northeast Philadelphia residents and expand free environmental programs, including its community kayaking, outdoor environmental programs, and youth boatbuilding. ($850,000 over 24 months)
  • Pennsylvania Horticultural Society for the ongoing sustainability and delivery of its Healthy Neighborhoods and Public Landscapes programs including planting, training, community engagement, vacant land cleaning, and greening. ($2,000,000 over 12 months)

 

If you have questions about our Creative Communities grant portfolio, please email Jasmine Wallack.