The Crease Street Garden is maintained entirely by volunteers, and is managed by Friends of the Crease Street Garden, a 501(c)(3) Pennsylvania non-profit corporation.

The land on which the Garden is situated is privately owned, and is under a long term lease to the corporation. The Garden receives no governmental support, but rather meets its annual budget from donations from people like you, fundraising undertaken by the residents of Crease Street, as well as an occasional private grant and in kind raffle donations from various local businesses.

The operational budget for 2021 is as follows:

  • $2,000 Real Estate Taxes
  • $400 Liability Insurance
  • $200 Maintenance Expenses (plants, mulch, etc)
  • $2,600 Total

In March of 2021 we commenced a major fundraiser in order to purchase the land occupied by the Garden from the current owners. In the name of efficiency, we have merged our annual fundraising efforts into the larger effort. To donate, please visit our Gofund Me page and to learn more information regarding these efforts, please visit our Fundraising page.

If you would like to make a personal check, please make checks payable to Friends of Crease Street Garden and mail to

c/o Friends of Crease Street Garden
1223 Crease Street
Philadelphia, PA 19125

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