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Support the EFDC

The East Falls Development Corporation depends on the generous support of grants and donations. Learn more about how to support our work, and be a part of ensuring East Falls continues to be a great neighborhood for residents, businesses, and visitors alike.

EFDC Funders

Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission

The mission of the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission is: to protect, conserve, and enhance the Commonwealth’s aquatic resources and provide fishing and boating opportunities. 

The William Penn Foundation

The William Penn Foundation, founded in 1945 by Otto and Phoebe Haas, is dedicated to improving the quality of life in the Greater Philadelphia region through efforts that increase educational opportunities for children from low-income families, ensure a sustainable environment, foster creativity that enhances civic life, and advance philanthropy in the Philadelphia region. In 2021, the Foundation will grant more than $117 million to support vital efforts in the region.

Philadelphia Department of Commerce

Making Philadelphia a business-friendly city where companies choose to start, stay, and grow.

Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development

The Department of Community and Economic Development’s mission is to encourage the shared prosperity of all Pennsylvanians by supporting good stewardship and sustainable development initiatives across our commonwealth. With a keen eye toward diversity and inclusiveness, we act as advisors and advocates, providing strategic technical assistance, training, and financial resources to help our communities and industries flourish.

Pennsylvania Department of Conservation & Natural Resources

To conserve and maintain Pennsylvania’s public natural resources for the benefit of all people, including generations yet to come, we will take intentional action to ensure DCNR lands are accessible to all, provide inclusive and equitable programs and services, and recruit and retain a diverse workforce.

Local Initiatives Support Corporation

Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) Philadelphia is one of over 35 local offices of the nation’s largest community development organization. LISC works alongside residents and partners, to create resilient and inclusive communities of opportunity across America –great places to live, work, visit, do business and raise families.

Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission

The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission is the federally designated Metropolitan Planning Organization for a diverse nine-county region in two states: Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia in Pennsylvania; and Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, and Mercer in New Jersey.

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Get Involved With Us

Find out how you can get involved with the East Falls Development Corporation! Our Committees include:

Executive Committee – President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, Chair of Governance ex-officio.

Governance – Ensures EFDC is operating within the bylaws and oversight of activities related to hiring and human development

Finance – Ensures fiscal solvency of EFDC including the creation of fiscal policies, oversight of the 990, and long-term financial planning of EFDC financial assets.

Marketing and Outreach – Creates and oversees EFDC digital and physical marketing assets and activities related to outreach and profile raising.

Corridor Management – Oversees activities related to the physical infrastructure of the business corridor(s) (Ridge, Midvale, Conrad) including streetscape design and planning.

Economic Development – Supports the Board and Staff of EFDC by by initiating, monitoring or implementing real estate based goals and strategies in support of the EFDC mission. Oversees EFDC activities related to large-scale development, to include discussions of planning, zoning, financing and support. This also includes oversight of 4133 Ridge Avenue and the future plans for EFDC real estate assets. 

Volunteer Committee – Facilitates Volunteer engagement in community work by providing a regular schedule of meetings and workshops to develop design direction and fund-raising strategies to advance individual infrastructure improvements in the business district.

Bike Race The EFDC hosted the first  East Falls Bike Race…

Learn More

Learn more about local initiatives through our partner – GoNWPhilly.

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Contact Us to make our tax-deductible donation to EFDC today.

Ready to Volunteer?

Sign up to help the East Falls Development Corporation fulfill our mission to support the East Falls community and ensure our neighborhood is a great place to live, visit and do business. Contact us about joining one of our committees! 


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