Supported Projects

The Washington Square West Trust has provided funds to the following organizations and/or entities to enhance the quality of life for the Washington Square West neighborhood. The Trust does not have any programs of its own; rather, it funds organizations that are congruent to the goals of the Trust. The following organizations fulfill the program goals of the Trust.

To inquire about how the Trust can support your project or organization, please see the APPLY FOR FUNDING tab.

Previous Projects

Independence Branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia —  Add shelving and furniture to Teen Book Area. Building fund, grants for book purchases, and purchase of stools for the children’s area. Repaint and replace furniture in Chinese language book nook. Replace water damaged carpeting and supply paint for water damaged walls.

Friends of Louis I. Kahn Park —  Funding for annual summer concert series and park repairs. Fund tree trimming.

Friends of Seger Park Playground —  Funding for benches, tree trimming, fencing, tennis court resurfacing, basketball court renovation and upkeep, facility maintenance, materials for construction and maintenance of the dog park, and the early design and construction of the playground.

Historic Antique Row Business Association  —  Provided funding to promote Antique Row, an historic business district in the heart of the Washington Square West neighborhood.

McCall Elementary & Middle School —  Funding for Promethean interactive whiteboards and laptops, supply computer chargers for students, provide annual grant to cover ongoing school infrastructure needs.

Philadelphia Police Department (South Street Mini-Station) —  Funding for computers and bicycles, supply giveaways like key chains with an alarm function.

Third District Police Mini-Station - Support for personal alarm devices distributed at an event organized at Casa Farnese.

Virginia Trosino Tree Tender Scholarships and Greening Grants (Program Now Retired) —  Scholarships to  tree-tending classes offered by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society and the School of Arboriculture at the Morris Arboretum. Recipients of the scholarship must be residents of the Washington Square West neighborhood, and must clearly express their intent to use their gained knowledge for the benefit of the neighborhood. 

Washington Square West Civic Association —  Fund bi-weekly street sweeping and cleaning. Co-sponsor for the neighborhood clean-up, co-sponsor for the replacement and installation of new outdoor light fixtures to promote nighttime security throughout the neighborhood, and historical signage.

Washington Square West Town Watch —  Funding for conference participation and purchase of hooded sweatshirts for Town Watch volunteers.

Waverly Street Garden —  Replaced fence.

West Washington Square Historic District Re-Planting —  Funding of the planting of trees within the proposed District that were common when the neighborhood was first developed.