Vote For Bartram’s Garden!

July 8, 2019
Photograph by Alan Brian Nilsen

The Philadelphia Foundation recently announced the finalists for its Key to Community grantmaking initiative. We are thrilled to be among the many organizations recognized as community change-makers, but we need your help!

The final recipients of these awards will be decided by public vote. Those who live in Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, and New York (to account for any vacationing locals) are eligible to submit one vote per category per day, through July 26th.

Our initiative is in the Community and Civic Engagement section, toward the bottom of the voting page, and is entitled Reclaiming Local History and Championing an Inclusive Future in Southwest Philly. (It’s a mouthful, we know!) Don’t forget to click Vote Now at the bottom of the section!

Southwest Philadelphia is a neighborhood of rich history, culture, and traditions, made up of families with roots stretching back generations alongside recent immigrants from West Africa, the Caribbean, and Southeast Asia. As development and displacement disrupt our neighborhood, the Garden is investing directly in Southwest leadership to ensure that neighbors have a voice in both how their stories are told and how this area grows. This grant would go directly to making this work possible and sustainable.

Thank you for your support! Please share this page with any friends or family who would also like to support our work. And remember: you can vote once a day, every day, through July 26th!

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Biking & Walking

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History

Kids' Activities

Sankofa Community Farm

Southwest Philadelphia

Water Quality

Workshops, Wellness & Culture

Youth Internships

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Biking & Walking

Stroll the Schuylkill River Trail or join us for biking!

Birds

Look up! More than 100 species of birds rely on this ecosystem.

Boating & Fishing

Enjoy all that the Tidal Schuylkill River has to offer.

Flowers, Plants & Trees

See what’s blooming, find a favorite tree, and stroll the gardens and natural lands.

Gardening

Bring the Garden home! Shop for plants and grow your own food.

History

Uncover the interconnected stories of this historic site.

Kids' Activities

Join us year-round to learn, make, share, and wonder.

Sankofa Community Farm

“Go back and get it!” Growing food sovereignty with an African Diaspora focus.

Southwest Philadelphia

Resources and opportunities especially for neighbors in Southwest Philly.

Water Quality

Find our latest data on the river’s bacteria levels and recent rainfall.

Workshops, Wellness & Culture

Enjoy upcoming workshops, self-care, and events. Are you a Southwest artist? Let’s partner!

Youth Internships

Calling Southwest students: paid internships available with the river, the farm, and the trees.