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  • Community

    EWR believes in supporting and strengthening communities by giving back and being involved!

    Below are some of the organizations we support:

    Center City Residents’ Association

    CCRA is a non-profit, volunteer-led civic association that was founded in 1947. Representing the residents of Center City West, from the west side of Broad Street to the Schuylkill River, and from the south side of JFK Boulevard to the north side of South Street. CCRA’s origin purpose was to save Rittenhouse Square from being converted into an underground parking lot. In the 70 years that followed, the focus has greatly expanded.

    Philly PAWS

    PAWS is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to saving Philadelphia’s homeless and at-risk pets. PAWS is the city’s largest rescue partner and provider of affordable, basic veterinary care for pet owners and rescue organizations that cannot otherwise access it. Each year, PAWS finds loving homes for thousands of animals in need, and enables thousands of families to keep their cherished pets. PAWS is working to make Philadelphia a no-kill city where every savable pet is guaranteed a home.

    Mighty Writers

    Mighty Writers is a class 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established in 2009. One hundred percent of the programs offered are free. Serving communities in and around Philadelphia, PA, as well as in Camden, Newark, and Atlantic City, NJ.

    Leadership Philadelphia

    LEADERSHIP Philadelphia, founded in 1959, is a non-profit organization that mobilizes and connects the talent of the private sector to serve the community. It is the original and flagship model for over 1,000 such organizations across the country. Through its Core Program, LEADERSHIP Philadelphia enhances participants’ civic knowledge and awareness and enriches their leadership skills. LEADERSHIP Philadelphia serves as the hub of a diverse professional network. It is a deeply trusted convener and thought leader in the region.

    Historic Germantown

    Historic Germantown is a partnership of 18 extraordinary historic houses, destinations, and museums in Northwest Philadelphia that have joined together to protect, preserve, and share some of Philadelphia’s prized historical assets.

    West Philadelphia Cultural Alliance

    The West Philadelphia Cultural Alliance owns and operates the Paul Robeson House and Museum. The alliance was established in 1984 to “stimulate community participation in the arts by cultivating an interest in, understanding of, and appreciation for the arts in the greater Philadelphia region.”

    Yes! And… Collaborative Arts

    Yes! And…Collaborative Arts equips children and young people with the tools to be better learners, to believe in themselves, and to realize their dreams through the work of creating collaboratively with their peers and professional artists.

    Mt Airy Learning Tree

    Mt. Airy Learning Tree is a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to building community by providing shared learning opportunities throughout Mt. Airy and the surrounding area. Founded in 1981, MALT offers over 800 affordable community-based courses each year. In the spirit of “neighbors teaching neighbors,” we bring together people from diverse backgrounds to learn, share, have fun and connect.

    Parkinson’s Foundation

    The Parkinson’s Foundation makes life better for people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) by improving care and advancing research toward a cure. In everything we do, we build on the energy, experience and passion of our global Parkinson’s community.

    Pennsylvania Horticultural Society

    PHS uses horticulture to increase four building blocks of health and well-being: access to fresh food, healthy living environments, deep social connections, and economic opportunities. We are a diverse community of people and organizations who believe in the power of horticulture to make positive social and environmental change. PHS believes that gardening and horticulture belong to everyone.

    Today is a Good Day Foundation

    The mission of Today is a Good Day is to provide personal and financial support for families who experience the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).

    Glitter Services Inc.

    Glitter connects residents and businesses who want litter-free streets with trained Glitter Cleaners who maintain those blocks on a weekly basis.

    Arden Theatre Company

    The Arden Theatre Company is a full-service professional regional theatre located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, offering theatrical and educational productions and programs to artists, audiences, and students of the greater Philadelphia region.

    The Concord School House

    The Concord School House is a historic one-room schoolhouse in the Germantown section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is operated today as a museum. It is part of the Colonial Germantown Historic District which was named a National Historic Landmark District in 1965.

    A Home from Shana Foundation

    A Home from Shana Foundation is a 501c3 Organization. Working to address and improve Black Maternal Health disparities that contribute to unacceptably poor Maternal and Infant health outcomes in underserved communities.

    Manna

    MANNA (Metropolitan Area Neighborhood Nutrition Alliance) is a leader in evidence-based nutrition services, bringing together dietitians, chefs, drivers, and thousands of volunteers to cook and deliver nutritious, medically appropriate meals and provide nutrition counseling to neighbors who are battling serious illnesses such as cancer, renal disease, and HIV/AIDS. From hands-on cooking classes and nutrition counseling to the delivery of 3 meals a day, 7 days a week, MANNA provides nourishment, hope, and healing to the Greater Philadelphia area, Southern New Jersey, and beyond.

    SEAMAAC

    Founded in 1984, the Southeast Asian Mutual Assistance Associations Coalition, Inc. (SEAMAAC) has over 2 decades of experience serving and advocating for refugees, immigrants, and asylees in the Greater Philadelphia area. The mission is to support immigrants, refugees, and their families as they seek access to opportunities, which would advance the condition of their lives in the United States.

    Feast of Justice

    Addressing Hunger, Meeting Needs, and Inspiring Hope as we work for Abundant Justice in Northeast Philadelphia and beyond.

    Community Food Bank of NJ

    The Community FoodBank of New Jersey (CFBNJ), a member of Feeding America®, is the leading anti-hunger and anti-poverty organization in the state. What started as a modest enterprise in the back of the founder Kathleen DiChiara’s station wagon in downtown Newark in 1975, became an incorporated non-profit in 1982 and has grown to two warehouse facilities in Hillside and Egg Harbor Township, the combined size of five football fields. These locations serve area programs and community partners – over 800 in 15 of 21 New Jersey counties.

    Prevention Point

    Prevention Point Philadelphia is a nonprofit public health organization providing harm reduction services to Philadelphia and the surrounding area.

    Old Pine Community Center

    The mission is to provide inclusive programs and services that uplift those in need by reducing inequality through the enhancement of education and the elimination of food insecurity. The goal is to create welcoming and safe spaces for children, adults, seniors, and the neighbors for their benefit and the benefit of future generations.

    Covenant House

    Covenant House builds a bridge to hope for young people facing homelessness and survivors of trafficking through unconditional love, absolute respect, and relentless support. Their doors are open 24/7 in 31 cities across six countries and our high-quality programs are designed to empower young people to rise and overcome adversity, today and in the future.

    Laurel House

    Laurel House is a comprehensive domestic violence agency serving individuals, families, and communities throughout Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. The agency’s name was selected because of the beauty of the laurel, Pennsylvania’s state flower. It represents a victory for people who have taken the courageous first step of reaching out to Laurel House in their efforts to build a violence-free life for themselves and their children.

    American Jewish World Service

    American Jewish World Service is a 501 nonprofit international development and human rights organization that supports community-based organizations in 19 countries in the developing world and works to educate the American Jewish community about global justice.

    Philabundance

    Philabundance is a non-profit food bank that serves the Philadelphia and Delaware Valley region of Pennsylvania, United States. It is the largest such organization in the region.

    Cliveden

    Cliveden’s mission is to help people understand the shared history and motivate them to preserve it. It’s achieved by: Preserving the buildings, grounds, and collections; Researching and interpreting Cliveden meaningfully to the public; Working with the local community to promote preserving and reusing historic buildings; Promoting the community’s cultural life and preservation efforts; and being a model of historic site management, preservation, and interpretation.

    Sustain PHL

    SustainPHL is Philadelphia’s annual sustainability awards and celebration. This engaging, spirited, and informative event helps raise sustainability awareness, celebrate the community’s achievements, and share easy ways live a sustainable lifestyle.
    SustainPHL is hosted by Green Philly and organized by a chair committee.

    Green Philly

    Green Philly is a digital media publication that connects people to sustainable solutions through resources and events. The mission is to make sustainability local, accessible, and affordable; while also facilitating the local sustainability community’s growth.

    Big Back Yard Nursery School

    The Big Backyard Nursery School is a cooperative preschool located in the Mount Airy neighborhood of Northwest Philadelphia. The school offers children a place to play and explore at their own pace in an environment that is just their size. The Big Backyard fosters the emotional, social, and intellectual growth of children by making each child feel safe, respected, and loved.

    Southwest Center City 5k

    The Southwest Center City 5k​ is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, supporting the neighborhood schools and community. ​Since 2009, the ​​SWCC 5k​ Run has served the area as an active, community-building event, and has raised tens of thousands of dollars for neighborhood organizations. Once again this year, all proceeds will be donated to the Friends of Chester Arthur (FoCA) & Stanton Community Partners (SCP) to support projects at these local schools. These organizations were formed by Southwest Center City parents and community members who are committed to partnering with the schools in order to foster a robust learning environment for all neighborhood children.

    Friends of the Chestnut Hill Library

    ​The Friends of the Chestnut Hill library is a voluntary, non-profit ​neighborhood organization. In addition to raising funds for repairs, improvements, and programs at the local branch, ​Friends of the Library Foundation advocates for full funding for all 54 branches of the Free Library of Philadelphia.

    Hosts for Hospitals

    AFFORDABLE LODGING FOR OUT-OF-TOWN PATIENT-FAMILIES HOSTS FOR HOSPITALS (HfH) is a nonprofit agency that provides lodging and support at volunteer Host-homes for typically $20 per night per patient-family as a caring response to the lodging needs of patients and their loved ones coming to Greater Philadelphia for specialized medical care. Since July 2000, over 3,000 patient-families have been welcomed into HfH Host-homes. Patient-families need Host-homes near Center City and throughout the Greater Philadelphia area. Our Hosts are ordinary people from all walks of life. They welcome patient families in need into their homes. The homes can range from ranch or multi-level, to condos or apartments in elevator equipped buildings. Hosts are not responsible for meals or transportation. Just a clean and comfortable place to sleep. For information about becoming a host or helping to spread word of the patient-family lodging need, please contact us at 484 380 2999; email cathy.davis@hostsforhospitals.org or visit our website at www.hostsforhospitals.org.

    Face To Face Germantown

    Face to Face is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) human services organization dedicated to the health, well-being, and stability of our community. Face to Face meets basic human needs and reduces suffering. With hospitality, we provide a safe environment and practical tools, which enable the people of our community to confront personal challenges, empower their lives, and fulfill their unique potential.

    Rebuilding Together

    The mission of Rebuilding Together Philadelphia is to bring volunteers and communities together to improve the homes and lives of low-income homeowners.

    Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania

    The Housing Alliance is a statewide coalition working to provide leadership and a common voice for policies, practices and resources to ensure that all Pennsylvanians, especially those with low incomes, have access to safe, decent and affordable homes. We promote common-sense solutions to balance Pennsylvania’s housing market and increase the supply of safe, decent homes for low-income people.

    Philadelphia Housing Trust Fund

    The Philadelphia Housing Trust Fund is an innovative and vital tool for building and preserving affordable homes and advancing equitable neighborhood revitalization. It was established in 2005 in a collaborative effort among community organizations and city and state officials. Specifically, the Philadelphia Housing Trust Fund supports the development of new affordable homes, repair of existing homes, and foreclosure/homeless prevention programs. To date, over 6,246 low- and moderate-income families, seniors, disabled and homeless people have gained access to expanded housing opportunities through the Philadelphia Housing Trust Fund. The Trust Fund has also leveraged more than $277 million in non-city funds; created hundreds of jobs; expanded the City’s tax base; and, revitalized neighborhoods.

    Philadelphia Neighborhood Housing Services

    Philadelphia Neighborhood Housing Services, Inc. (PNHS) is a 501c(3) non-profit community development corporation and certified Community Development Financial Institution, serving targeted neighborhood and populations in the City of Philadelphia. PNHS has marshaled private, philanthropic and government resources for evolving programs and services. PNHS combines these resources to halt the process of disinvestment and deterioration which threatens to destroy many of Philadelphia’s older residential areas. PNHS targets specific neighborhoods, forms strategic alliances with like- minded community organizations and groups to deliver comprehensive revitalization services. PNHS is a community builder focusing on quality affordable housing and neighborhood revitalization in low-income communities.

    Project Home

    Project Home empowers people to break the cycle of homelessness, address the structural causes of poverty, and attain their fullest potential as members of society.

    Inn Dwelling

    Inn Dwelling is a non-profit corporation dedicated to assisting poor families in the Germantown and Northeast sections of Philadelphia. Utilizing a coordinated web of education, housing and career development programs, Inn Dwelling seeks to be the agency of change through which area residents can reach their goals of self-sufficiency, social responsibility and upward mobility. Inn Dwelling believes that the most appropriate and fundamental solutions to poverty and homelessness are those that are holistic. All solutions to families’ economic crises must support the independence of people bound by poverty and its effects.