Over the past four years the East Mount Airy Neighbors Community Fund has given out over $348,000 in grants via the Philadelphia Foundation. This year we are celebrating nine incredible organizations and giving out over $90,000.
Mt. Airy, USA’s mission is to preserve, empower and advance a vibrant and diverse Mt. Airy by stimulating development responsive to the community’s needs. This grant is to support a partnership with Trades for a Difference to rehab and blighted properties in East Mt. Airy.
Mt. Airy USA was founded in 1980, by residents of East and West Mt. Airy who had tired of blighted and dilapidated buildings on Germantown Avenue, the community’s business corridor. Driven by a desire to revitalize this historic avenue, the dedicated residents established Mt. Airy USA to solve these problems. The organization initially focused on acquisition and rehabilitation of neglected commercial storefronts along the avenue, transforming them into income-producing properties currently owned and operated by local neighborhood merchants. That focus has since grown into a multi-faceted approach for the full realization of Mt. Airy’s vast potential. Currently, Mt. Airy USA works towards its mission in four program areas: 1) Housing Counseling, 2) Real Estate Development, 3) Commercial Corridor Revitalization, and 4) a Public Schools Initiative.
Find out more about Mt. Airy USA here.
Join us As We Celebrate the 2018 East Mt. Airy Neighbors Community Fund Recipients