our Mission & Vision
The Fairmount CDC’s mission is to foster the improvement of the residential, commercial, and social fabric of the Fairmount neighborhood, while preserving its character and diversity. Our service area is bounded by two commercial corridors (Girard & Fairmount Avenues), Fairmount Park, and the Eastern State Penitentiary (Corinthian Avenue).
The organization was formed in 1999 by a group of civic-minded Fairmount neighbors who sought to take advantage of the neighborhood improvement opportunities by creating a non-profit community development corporation. The organization was awarded non-profit status in 2001 and completed a resident-driven neighborhood plan in 2003. Although Fairmount CDC has remained a small organization, the diversity of the programming and recent accomplishments speak volumes about the capacity and willingness of the Fairmount CDC to get the job done.
While the work of the Fairmount CDC is broad in scope, each project falls into one of four major target areas designed to accomplish our mission which include:
our Vision for the future
Fairmount Community Development Corporation is a 501(c)3 non-profit located in Philadelphia's Art Museum District. For the next 5 years, our organization will focus on establishing Fairmount as the premier Philadelphia neighborhood for families, food and fun. We provide business development services to new and established merchants, and culturally diverse social events for the community. As a member of the community, we invite you to be apart of our journey to support the growth of Fairmount.