Penn Treaty SSD Announces Grants and Scholarships
of over $78,000 For January

                  PHILADELPHIA Penn Treaty Special Services District is proud to announce the following Grants and Sponsorships to be awarded at the Wednesday, January 16, 2019 meeting:

  1. Northern Liberties Business Improvement District – $53,426 to purchase and install ten Big Belly trash compactorsto be placed in various locations in the NL BID.
  2. First Presbyterian Church in Kensington –$11,000 towards the costs of purchasing
    a new boiler.
  3. Fishtown Neighbors Association (FNA) – $3,500 to support their 2018 Planters-At-Intersections pilot program.
  4. Anne Church (Music at St Anne’s) $3,200 to support their 2018 Christmas concert.
  5. Fire Museum Presents / Fractured Atlas – $2,617  towards the 2018/19 Frankford Corridor Winter Arts events.
  6. 26thPolice District Advisory Council / ORCA — $2,500 to support the costs of their 2018 Thanksgiving Meals program.
  7. Northern Liberties Neighbors Association (NLNA) – $2,100 to towards the costs the 2019 Christmas tree recycling event.

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 Northern Liberties Business Improvement District
The Northern Liberties Business Improvement District was formed in 2018 to provide supplements to the municipal services of the City of Philadelphia; maintain a safe, clean and vibrant commercial district for the benefit of the residents, users, and owners within  the district, and to citizens of Philadelphia and the region; to create opportunities for the business and residential communities to come together to make improvements to the district; and develop and implement programs and services that ensure that Northern Liberties continues to be a desirable place to live, work, shop, invest and visit. Contact: Kevin Moran at

About First Presbyterian Church in Kensington
We at 1st Pres take the call to serve our community with love and compassion very seriously.  Learn about the various ways you can get involved with the life of the church. From its founding in 1814 through the present day, the 1st Presbyterian Church in Kensington has had a rich history.  Discover where we’ve come from and meet our leaders. We are a member congregation in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A) and located within the Philadelphia Presbytery. Contact: Reverend Shawn Hyska at

About Fishtown Neighbors Association (FNA)
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: Eric King at

About St. Anne Church
From our famous Christmas Concert and musical recitals, to our Sunday Bingo in our Social Hall, to our Senior Center on Cumberland Street whether it be P.A.L. (Police Athletic League) for the kids or even St. Anne’s Football Team (the mighty Falcons) – St. Anne’s is the place to be in Port Richmond (open to all) come experience the wonderful spirit of Saint Anne’s. Contact: Joanne McGuire at

About Fire Museum Presents
Founded in February 2001, Fire Museum Presents’ mission has been to bring the experimental/psychedelic/avant/world noise since 2001 – In Philadelphia since 2007. Contact: Steven Tobin at

About 26thPolice District Advisory Council
Located at E. Girard Ave and Montgomery Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125 and led by Captain Krista Dahl-Campbell. For more information about the Light Bulb Project contact Sgt. John Massi 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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