Rebuild will partner with qualified nonprofits, called Project Users, to improve parks, recreation centers and libraries.
To be qualified as a Project User, Philadelphia-based nonprofits were required to meet specific criteria, including successful design and construction of projects totaling at least $1 million, experience working with communities, and demonstration of or commitment to diversity and inclusion, among others.
In the first round of qualification, 21 nonprofits were qualified as Project Users. They are:
- Asociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha (APM);
- Beech Interplex Inc.;
- Boys & Girls Club (qualified in partnership with Daniel J. Keating Co.);
- Community Ventures;
- Diversified Community Services (qualified in partnership with BFW Group);
- Fairmount Park Conservancy (qualified in partnership with BFW Group, Youthbuild, Philadelphia Parks Alliance, and Rittenhouse Strategies);
- Free Library Foundation;
- Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia;
- HACE (qualified in partnership with Stone Sherick Consulting);
- Impact Services Corporation (qualified in partnership with Rodriguez Consulting, Stone Sherick Consulting, and Little Giant Creative);
- Mt. Airy USA;
- New Kensington CDC;
- Nicetown CDC;
- Pennsylvania Horticultural Society;
- People's Emergency Center;
- Public Health Management Corp;
- Spring Garden CDC;
- The Enterprise Center;
- The Universal Companies (qualified in partnership with Base A-E);
- Trust for Public Land; and
- Urban Roots.
Of the Project Users, 9 are Community Development Corporations (CDCs), 12 serve specific neighborhoods and 9 serve the entire city.
Rebuild will issue a Request for Qualification for Project Users every year or every two years. Click here for more information about the Project User qualification process.