Together, we can create a vibrant downtown.
The CARE Fund is a new initiative of the Erie Downtown Partnership to bring people
together for the common good of our downtown community. This fund will drive collective
change as, together, we make transformational improvements to downtown Erie’s
environment and culture.
These improvements will focus mostly on keeping our downtown safe, clean and enjoyable
for all who work in downtown as well as visit. A walkable, safe and vibrant downtown
where people can enjoy public parks and stroll the streets is at the heart of every
Contributions to the CARE Fund are strictly designated for programs and initiatives that
create that vibrant downtown we all desire. Some of these initiatives include the installation
of additional security cameras for enhanced safety, a Friendliness and Cleanliness Street
Team and Training project, as well as ongoing streetscaping and greenscaping projects to
improve Downtown Erie’s overall aesthetic quality and sustainability. Contributions to the
CARE Fund will also help generate additional volunteer opportunities to create more
year-round, family oriented events and activities.
No contributions will be used for operational or administrative purposes.
We are excited about the opportunity to help reshape and revitalize the landscape of
our downtown area. The CARE Fund will serve as a positive jumpstart for the resurgence
of Downtown Erie and certainly bodes well for the growth and prosperity of our
Please consider donating today to the Care Fund. The future of Erie starts downtown.