Major Support for Northeast Philadelphia’s Delaware River Renaissance



Riverfront North Partnership is the recipient of a new $500,000 grant from William Penn Foundation. This grant will allow RNP to continue the mission to reconnect the Philadelphia community to the Delaware River through a vibrant trail network, outdoor experiences, and engaging programs.


“As we partner with the City of Philadelphia to complete the construction of new river parks and trails, we are working with our communities to make sure that they reflect what people want in their shared public spaces,” said Stephanie Phillips, Executive Director of Riverfront North Partnership. “Receiving this generous funding from William Penn Foundation helps us to not only complete the creation of the physical spaces, but also connect our neighborhoods to a growing network of trails and parks in our region.”


The grant will also help Riverfront North Partnership fund two new initiatives that boost community engagement through participatory community art and environmental education.  The grant will fund these projects and initiatives into 2022.


About William Penn Foundation

The William Penn Foundation, founded in 1945 by Otto and Phoebe Haas, is dedicated to improving the quality of life in the Greater Philadelphia region through efforts that increase educational opportunities for children from low-income families, ensure a sustainable environment, foster creativity that enhances civic life, and advance philanthropy in the Philadelphia region. Since inception, the Foundation has made nearly 10,000 grants totaling over $1.6 billion.