Penn Treaty Special Services District To Award
Over $120,000 In Grants And Sponsorships In June 2018

PHILADELPHIA – June 00, 2018  – Penn Treaty Special Services District (Penn Treaty SSD) is proud to announce the following Grants and Sponsorships to be awarded at our next meeting on June 20, 2018:

  1. Police Athletic League (PAL) — $79,939 to support general operations at the 26th District PAL center in the former St. Anne School gym. This includes the purchase of a transport van, and support for part-time positions at the center for nearby residents.
  2. Art Sphere – $15,210 tosupport after school art workshops at Penn Treaty High School, Towey, Shissler, and Fishtown Recreation Centers, as well as participation in the Mabel Morris Family Home Visit Program.
  3. Girls Rock Philly – $10,000to support the 2018 season of Summer Camp at Hackett Elementary in Old Richmond and After School Programs at Girls Rock Philly Headquarters in Old Kensington.
  4. Greensgrow – $3,500for their 2018 Taste of Kensington fundraiser on June 13, 2018. Check it out, and enjoy samples of signature dishes and farm-to-table hors d’oeuvres from Kensington’s acclaimed chefs and Greensgrow Community Kitchen.
  5. InLiquid – $3,500tosupport this year’s Art for the Cash Poor fundraiser on June 16, 2018.
  6. Fishtown Neighbors Assoc. (FNA) – $3,500to support the 2018 Meet The Neighbors event on June 15.
  7. Olde Richmond Civic Assoc. (ORCA) – $3,500to support the 2018 Bloom your Block event in June.
  8. Northern Liberties Neighbors Assoc. (NLNA) – $900 to support their 2018 E-Waste event on June 16.


About Penn Treaty Special Services District
The Penn Treaty SSD, incorporated in 2009, is a 501(c)(3) community-based organization that works to enhance the quality of life for residents of the immediate neighborhoods surrounding SugarHouse Casino—including Fishtown, South Kensington, Old Richmond and Northern Liberties. Funding is provided by SugarHouse Casino through an annual donation. Allocation of funds is determined exclusively by the Penn Treaty SSD Board through a grant request form and a review process.  For more information on the Penn Treaty Special Services District, or to apply for a grant, visit  Contact: Katrina Mansfield, Secretary (215-574-9274) or

About Police Athletic League (PAL)
PAL is “Cops Helping Kids.”  We aspire to be the premier youth-serving organization in the city, by reducing crime, promoting character development, and improving educational outcomes. We do this by having Philadelphia Police Officers, supported by civilians, offer sports and other programs to youth in PAL centers in some of the city’s highest crime and lowest income neighborhoods. PAL Centers are safe havens, offering a variety of programs and other events to attract, engage, and develop an active membership base of more than 10,000 Philadelphia youth.

Contact: Ted Quallli at

About Girls Rock Philly
Girls Rock Philly is a youth-centered music organization dedicated to building an intergenerational community of girls, women, and trans and gender non-conforming people. Through the practice of fearless expression, artistic experimentation, and collaboration, we build the confidence and leadership skills needed to transform ourselves and our communities. Our staff, volunteers, and participants foster a joyful culture of creativity, critical thinking, and collective care in order to build a safer and equitable world.

Contact: Candy Johnson at

About Art Sphere
Art Sphere is a non-profit organization that targets underserved populations in an effort to engage the creativity in communities, empower neighborhoods, explore the positives in peoples’ lives, and heal the mind, body, and spirit through art. ASI was founded in 1998 as a response to declining inner-city Philadelphia neighborhoods and schools. The goal was to bring the best practices of teaching art and art curriculum that are found in elite settings into Philadelphia’s inner-city and disadvantaged neighborhoods. Contact: Kristin Groenveldat

About Greengrow
Greensgrow engages our neighborhoods in cultivating social entrepreneurship, urban agriculture, and community greening. Contact: Ryan Kuck at

About InLiquid Art + Design
InLiquid is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to creating opportunities and exposure for visual artists while serving as a free, online, public hub that showcases Philadelphia’s vast visual arts culture. Through the active promotion of artists’ work and credentials via online accessibility, numerous ongoing exhibition programs distributed throughout the city in galleries and alternative spaces, meaningful partnerships with cultural organizations and corporate clients, unique community-engaged events, and the facilitation of relationships with art collectors, InLiquid delivers the richness of our region’s visual art culture to broader audiences, thus increasing appreciation of all forms of visual culture. Contact: Catherine Sirizzotti at

About Fishtown Neighbors Association
Fishtown is a vibrant Philadelphia community with a rich history, a culture all its own, and plenty of creativity. The Fishtown Neighbors Association is proud to welcome you. We’re a nonprofit, volunteer-run civic association dedicated to making Fishtown the best neighborhood it can be.
Contact: Ian Wilson at

AboutOlde Richmond Civic Association
ORCA is a non-political civic association of resident citizens and businesses united for the purpose of maintaining and improving the quality of life for those within its boundaries. ORCA is committed to maintaining a safe, stable, and valued community by uniting neighbors for the purpose of furthering public safety, enhancing neighborhood cleanliness and beautification, maintaining property values and neighborhood stability, participating in development and making this community a great place to live. Contact: Beatrice Rider at

About Northern Liberties Neighbors Association (NLNA)
The NLNA represents approximately 6,500 neighborhood residents and more than 150 local businesses. Our mission is to provide services and programs beneficial to everyone residing and doing business in the neighborhood, encourage and promote the preservation and beautification of our public spaces, and plan and monitor the growth and development of our neighborhood to the benefit of the community. Contact: Janet Finegar at


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