Daily Archives: April 22, 2016

Cliveden Proud to Receive Philadelphia Cultural Fund Grant

PYPCliveden is proud to announce support from the Philadelphia Cultural Fund. The grant of $14,570 will enable Cliveden to continue its mission to create a pride of place, where the past is valued, preserved, and used for the benefit of the community.

Cliveden thanks Mayor Jim Kenney and Councilwoman Cindy Bass for their support for increasing the Philadelphia Cultural Fund budget, and their support for the arts and cultural community of Northwest Philadelphia. Cliveden’s Executive Director David Young said “The Philadelphia Cultural Fund provides critical operating funds for cultural organizations making an impact in their communities with quality programming.  Without the Cultural Fund, Philadelphia would not be the vibrant city of arts and heritage that it has become. Cliveden is proud to use the generous grant funds to make history useful to Greater Germantown.”

For 2016, the Philadelphia Cultural Fund awarded $2.6 million in general operating support grants to 284 organizations in Philadelphia’s 10 districts. The grant total is up from last year when 285 arts-and-cultural organizations received $2.49 million. Grants are made from the city budget allocation to the Cultural Fund for operating support of Philadelphia-based arts-and-cultural organizations. “The city’s investment in arts and cultural organizations through the Philadelphia Cultural Fund ensures that residents from pre-school through their senior years have the opportunity to express, collaborate, contribute and reflect on their individual and shared values”, Mayor Jim Kenney said in a statement.

Since its founding in 1991 the Philadelphia Cultural Fund has awarded grants totaling more than $40 million.