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Knight Foundation to give $3.28 million for a citywide civic engagement strategy

by Sara Hirschler on November 15, 2017

At Love Your Park Fall Service Day in Norris Square Park on Saturday, Knight Foundation announced $3.28 million in new support to Fairmount Conservancy to support a citywide civic engagement strategy that will allow residents to shape activities in Philadelphia’s public spaces. The new investment is inspired by Philadelphia’s Rebuild initiative, which plans to invest $500 million in capital improvement of parks, recreation centers and libraries. Knight funding will help the Conservancy advance a network of public and nonprofit partners to build community participation around public spaces, mobilizing residents as co-creators in shaping their neighborhoods.

View the full press release here or read recent articles about this game-changing grant in the Philadelphia Inquirer, on Knight Foundation’s blog and on Next City.