Penn Treaty SSD Announces Grants And Sponsorships Over $172,000
To Be Awarded At February 19, 2020 Meeting

     PHILADELPHIA – JANUARY 2020– Penn Treaty Special Services District is proud to announce the following Grants and Sponsorships approved at the January meeting:

  1. Friends of Penn Treaty Park – $70,000 – towards2020 events and community cleanups.
  2. Philadelphia Horticultural Society – $63,111 – to plant and maintain 150 new trees in partnership with community tree-tending volunteers.
  3. Interfaith Philadelphia – $26,000 – towardstheCrafting Community Project,a program to promote engagement within neighborhoods in and around Kensington through art.
  4. New Kensington CDC – $3,500 – in support of theKensington Kinetic Energy Derby & Arts Festival on May 9. 
  5. Fire Museum Presents / Fractured Atlas – $3,500 – for performances in the Winter Frankford Ave Arts Corridor Events Series in March and April.
  6. Northern Liberties Neighbors Association (NLNA) – $3,000– their Winterfest Fundraiser on February 16 at North Bowl
  7. Ceiba – $3,500 –towards their2020Tax Prep & Financial Literacy Workshops on Fridays throughout February.

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 Friends of Penn Treaty Park
The Friends of Penn Treaty Park is a community organization dedicated to preserving and enhancing the beauty and usefulness of historic Penn Treaty Park. Contact: A.J. Thompson at

About Philadelphia Horticultural Society
PHS Tree Tenders is at the forefront of the urban tree movement across the country, and is one of the oldest, most respected volunteer urban tree planting and stewardship programs in the world.  The program offers hands-on tree care training, covering biology, identification, planting and proper care. Working in neighborhood groups, the program’s volunteers are responsible for planting more than 2,000 trees annually. The strong growth in participating groups has proved to be an indication not only of the expanding reach of the Tree Tenders, but also the pride and sense of purpose volunteers feel as a result of improving their neighborhoods. Contact:

About Interfaith Philadelphia
Mission – InterfaithFamily empowers people in interfaith relationships, individuals, couples, families and their children, to engage in Jewish life and make Jewish choices, and encourages Jewish communities to welcome them. Vision – People in interfaith relationships are welcomed and embraced by Jewish communities and contribute to Judaism’s enduring strength and continuity. Contact Amanda Scates-Preisinger

About Ceiba

Ceiba promotes the economic development and financial inclusion of Philadelphia’s Latino community through collaborations and advocacy aimed at ensuring their access to quality housing. Contact: Will Gonzalez at

About New Kensington CDC
NKCDC’s mission is to strengthen the physical, social, and economic fabric of the community by being a catalyst for sustainable development and community building. NKCDC draws on the strengths of the community to empower residents and promote resident-driven development. While strategies have shifted over the past twenty-eight years, NKCDC has developed into a community development corporation with a multi-faceted approach to neighborhood revitalization. Contact: Beatrice J.E. 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: Lara Kelly at

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