Through our civic initiatives we partner with local institutions on projects that will positively impact the city’s economic prospects and quality of life, placing emphasis on preserving and highlighting Philadelphia’s unique history and civic treasures. These include important public spaces such as Independence Mall, the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and the Fairmount Water Works. We have also helped to build Philadelphia’s tourist economy by spearheading efforts to improve the Independence Visitor Center and Visit Philadelphia.
Funding will promote public understanding of region’s and nation’s history
Philadelphia—the birthplace of the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution—is also Pew’s hometown.