Whether it’s keeping the streets clean and safe, creating and sustaining lively public spaces, or providing pipelines to meaningful job opportunities in the District, UCD ensures that University City is a thriving home to all of its neighbors, businesses and institutions.

UCD’s partnership with the neighborhood’s anchor institutions (the universities, hospitals and businesses driving the area’s economic growth) underwrites half of the organization’s operating expenses, but we rely on the generosity of philanthropic partners, local businesses, and neighbors like you to fund our many programs and projects making the neighborhood you love a great place to live, work and play. Spending time in University City, you’ll quickly notice all of the ways, big and small, that your donations are being put to work.

If you appreciate how clean the streets are in the neighborhood or that there is an ambassador nearby to assist when you’d like a walking escort or help with a car lock-out, donate today to ensure the Clean & Safe team remains fully resourced as it maintains the District’s public spaces.

Have you visited The Porch at 30th Street Station for a relaxing lunch overlooking the city? Or maybe you’ve come out to enjoy a lively Baltimore Avenue Dollar Stroll or a movie night with your family in Clark Park? Individual gifts are instrumental to providing diverse and engaging activities close to home.

Do you want to ensure that our neighbors throughout West Philadelphia have opportunities to connect to career-ladder employment with employers in University City? Your gifts allow the West Philadelphia Skills Initiative to continue building opportunity pipelines in our neighborhood.

Ways to Give

Here are three ways to give:

1. One-time Donation (online or by mail)

Give quickly and easily by clicking the “Donate Now” button to your right. Using a credit/debit card or PayPal account you can make a secure gift online. If you choose, you can make your donation in honor of a loved one or organization. 
If you’d prefer to send your gift by mail, please make checks payable to:
University City District
Attn: Development Office
3940 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
2. Recurring Donations
Recurring donations help sustain UCD and deploy our resources in the most efficient manner. If you’d like to support programming in the community year-round, you can set up a recurring gift by clicking the “Donate Now” button to your right and selecting your donation frequency. Recurring sifts can be made monthly, quarterly or annually. 
3. Workplace Giving
Does your employer participate in United Way’s Workplace Giving campaigns? Consider designating UCD as the recipient of your gift by using donor choice code #19687.