Selected as Project User for Rebuild!

Community Ventures has been qualified as a “Project User” for the City of Philadelphia’s Rebuilding Community Infrastructure (Rebuild) program.  Project Users are qualified nonprofits, which were selected through a Request for Qualification process, and will be eligible to apply for Rebuild grants for specific projects.  Grantees will work closely with the City and with local businesses to make improvements to select Parks and Recreation and Free Library of Philadelphia facilities throughout Philadelphia.  The full press release from the City of Philadelphia is available here.

Community Ventures is pleased to be one of twenty-one non-profit organizations selected in the first cohort of Project Users for Rebuild.  Community Ventures’ mission is to work in partnership with neighborhood-based organizations to improve communities through affordable housing. Since its founding in 1987, Community Ventures has worked throughout Philadelphia in partnership with ten community partners and has developed affordable housing in Francisville, South Philadelphia, Point Breeze, West Parkside, North Central, Germantown, Strawberry Mansion and Cedarbrook. Community Ventures has developed relationships with the community organizations and community as a whole in each of these neighborhoods.

Duckrey Schoolyard Conceptual Plan - by Community Design Collaborative

Duckrey Schoolyard Conceptual Plan – by Community Design Collaborative

The Rebuild goals align perfectly with our mission—less the focus on affordable housing but adding in the focus on improving the neighborhood environment that surrounds those houses.  Community Ventures is excited for the opportunity to expand our work and partner with the City of Philadelphia and communities to improve parks, recreation centers and libraries.

For more information about Rebuild, check out their website: