Contribute to Center City's Future

Thanks to the support of our community, the CCD has raised $10 million of the $10.3 million needed for Phase I of the Viaduct Rail Park. Join the effort to get us across the finish line with a donation today!

Center City Philadelphia has been transformed into a vibrant, expanding 21st-century downtown. The Center City District Foundation (CCDF) seeks to build on this success with new projects that enhance downtown gateways, establish signature boulevards, create new neighborhood amenities and enhance existing  CCD-managed parks with cultural and educational programming for all age groups. Building on today’s optimism, the CCDF is a reliable conduit to achieve high quality results, to support the continued transformation of Philadelphia’s downtown and to create new job opportunities.  

Current Priorities & Giving Opportunities

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The Rail Park

Construction is well underway on this exciting new project which will bring new life to the abandoned Reading Railroad Viaduct.

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Sister Cities Park

CCDF is currently raising funds to add new signature play opportunities in Sister Cities Park.

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PULSE at Dilworth Park

The CCD commissioned internationally recognized sculptor Janet Echelman to create Pulse, an innovative work of art for Dilworth Park. Once built, Pulse will create an unforgettable captivating experience.

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Wintergarden

The CCD and Greater Philadelphia Gardens came together in 2016 to create the captivating Wintergarden at Dilworth Park. Colorful lights accented trees on the park’s perimeter and a beautiful hedge maze drew visitors throughout the winter season.

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Our Work

Plant! Philadelphia

Your support can help us replace damaged trees, sustain routine pruning, watering, fertilization and pest management on healthy trees and plant new ones to expand Center City’s canopy of thriving trees.

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