William Penn Foundation


Funding Secured for Penn’s Landing Makeover

At a noontime news conference at Penn’s Landing, Gov. Tom Wolf, Mayor Jim Kenney, and Janet Haas of the William Penn Foundation announced that together […]

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William Penn Foundation Commits $15M to I-95 Park

People keep chipping away at the $225 million price tag for that proposed park over I-95 in Center City. On Thursday, Mayor Jim Kenney said […]


Five Philly Public Libraries Are Getting a Makeover

Construction is under way on two of five Philadelphia libraries being modernized as part of the 21st Century Libraries Initiative.

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From Playgrounds to Play Spaces

The last time the Community Design Collaborative ran its Infill Philadelphia design competition, they asked the entrants to get wet. This time, they want them to go out and […]


Waterfront Wishes: Bridesburg Neighbors Voice Desires For New Riverfront Park

Long-earmarked in city-wide and waterfront master plan studies as potentially viable for parkland or anything other than its industrial past, the 9.4-acre riverfront parcel at 3101 […]


Hey, Philly: Pier 68 Park Is Now Open

It’s official: Pier 68 is now open! In a ribbon-cutting ceremony that took place Wednesday, October 1st, Mayor Michael Nutter cut the symbolic cord of a newly transformed […]


Schuylkill River Trail Update: Bartram’s Mile Design Workshop May 14th

Skip to the Bartram’s Mile Before/After Concept Sketch gallery we’ve included below if you must, but do consider this Thursday’s event please. Here’s why: As some […]


Renderings: What Select Free Library Branches Will Look Like Post-Renovations

Since learning that the William Penn Foundation has endowed $25 million to the Free Library of Philadelphia for their Building Inspiration: 21st Century Libraries Initiative, we’ve been looking forward to seeing […]


Residents Set Their Sights on The Mantua Greenway

Loved having these local youth out for the Mantua Ave clean-up! #youngstewards #phillies #getoutside A photo posted by Connecting Communities & Parks (@nationalpark_communities) on Aug […]


Massive Upgrades for Central Library

In addition to having a scheduled fresh pedestrian-friendly redesign right outside its doors, the Parkway Central Library at 1901 Vine will also be getting a facelift […]


Largest Gift Ever for Philadelphia Free Library

The William Penn Foundation has given the Free Library of Philadelphia $25 million, the largest gift ever made to the library. (Sorry, that donation of […]


Morning Headlines: Free Library To Get $25 Million Grant For Branch Renovations

In news that is sure to quell left over fears from rumored library closings a fews years ago, the William Penn Foundation has promised to grant FLP […]


Delaware River Waterfront Gets a $5 Million Cash Infusion

Today is a good one for Philadelphia’s waterfront. The William Penn Foundation has given $5 million to the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation to aid with […]