The Drumcliff Foundation has supported improvement projects in Philadelphia’s neighborhoods for almost two decades. Here are just a few of the projects supported by the Drumcliff Foundation over the last two years:
Educational and recreational enrichment at the Emlen School:
The Drumcliff Foundation has provided financial support for a number of programs at the Emlen School, a public elementary school in East Mount Airy. The relationship between the Drumcliff Foundation and Emlen School began in 2014 when the foundation both donated and raised money for a $47,000 computer lab. Later that academic year, The Drumcliff Foundation helped to create a library at the school. Then the 2015, soccer, tennis and running after-school programs were created at Emlen with funding from the Drumcliff Foundation. All these programs continue to the current day.
Historic Germantown Sustaining Our Sites:
The Drumcliff Foundation has made a two year commitment of $150,000 to Historic Germantown for physical improvements at 13 of the organization’s member sites. The work included restoration of historic doors and gates, roof repairs and replacement and exterior painting. The list of the projects undertaken in 2016 is listed here: http://www.freedomsbackyard.com/images/uploads/Summary%20of%20Site%20Projects.pdf For more information read here: http://generocity.org/philly/2016/02/12/historic-germantown-sustaining-our-cities-fund/
Gorgas Park in Roxborough:
The Drumcliff Foundation has been actively involved in a $350,000 regrading project in Gorgas Park. Now that the Drumcliff Foundation has helped match a state grant, funding is in place and design work is now being completed by the city Parks and Recreation Department. Work is expected to commence in the spring of 2018.
The regrading will convert a baseball field made unplayable because of poor drainage into the home field for the Roxborough High School girl’s softball team. The field will also be playable for the boy’s team practice sessions. View the Water Management Report (pdf).
UPDATE: This project was completed. View the photos of the finished grounds and a baseball game here »
Philadelphia Children’s Foundation:
Since 2015, The Drumcliff Foundation has been the lead supporter ($125,000) of the Philadelphia Children’s Foundation (“PCF”). PCF supports under served Philadelphia communities with a variety of programs, including: classroom computers, technology classes, library support, take home computers, community center mini labs and a conduit for corporate giving.
As of 2017, PCF works closely with about two dozen Philadelphia public and charter schools and community centers throughout Philadelphia. Learn more about PCF at PhillyKids.org