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May 12, 2017

Call to Artists: Civic Practice

Submission Deadline: June 19, 2017  Budget: $10,000  Civic Practice is a project that investigates artist-led projects in the community, commissioned by City government. The project is led by the City of Philadelphia’s Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy (OACCE). The Mayor’s Fund for Philadelphia (the Fund) will serve as the fiscal administrator andContinue Reading »

April 6, 2017

Request for Proposals: Mount Moriah Cemetery Strategic Plan

Deadline for Proposal Submission: May 5, 2017 by 3:00pm EST.  Questions about this RFP may be submitted by April 7, 2017 by 5:00pm EST.  The Mayor’s Fund for Philadelphia, the Managing Director’s Office of Philadelphia, the Mount Moriah Cemetery Preservation Corporation, and the Friends of Mount Moriah Cemetery, Inc., seek competitive proposals from experienced organizationalContinue Reading »

March 1, 2017

Mayor’s Fund 2017 Grant Guidelines

The Mayor’s Fund for Philadelphia has announced the release of its Grant Guidelines for 2017.  The Mayor’s Fund for Philadelphia is a City-related 501(c)(3) that advances the Mayor’s policy pillars through the facilitation of public-private partnerships.  The Mayor’s Fund devotes a portion of the funds raised by Special Events to further City projects which align withContinue Reading »

January 9, 2017

Request for Qualifications (RFQ): Design and build an innovative, modular, multi-purpose platform for Philadelphia’s City Hall Courtyard

Deadline for Qualifications Submission January 13, 2017, 5:00 PM EST. The Mayor’s Fund for Philadelphia seeks qualifications from experienced local artisans, architects, designers, and makers who are interested in the design and fabrication of a modular, multi-purpose outdoor furniture element to be used in City Hall Courtyard, beginning in June 2017. The feature will beContinue Reading »

June 17, 2016

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: Columbus Square Post-Development User Study

Issued by The Mayor's Fund for Philadelphia on behalf of the City of Philadelphia, Parks and Recreation Deadline to submit questions is Monday, June 27. Responses must be received no later than 3:00 p.m. EST, on Friday, July 1, 2016. All proposals and questions should be submitted to The Mayor’s Fund at Mail hardContinue Reading »

December 15, 2015

Should Every City Have a “Chief Philanthropy Officer”?

In Jacksonville, Florida, Mayor Lenny Curry is hiring for a novel new position within his administration—a chief philanthropy officer for the city. The idea is not an entirely novel one; the state of Michigan created an Office of Foundation Liaison (OFL) in 2003 in what the state called a

March 31, 2015

Has Philadelphia Made A Bike Share That Can Get The Entire City Biking?

Ever since Washington, D.C., launched the nation's first publicly funded bike share program in 2008, some 70 cities have followed suit, from Savannah to Seattle. And while some systems have floundered financially—even D.C.'s original SmartBike system shut down in 2011 before its current Capital Bikeshare took off—bike sharing in the U.S. is clearly on aContinue Reading »