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Please Join Us For This Very Special Community Celebration!

Contact Kimberly Daye-Hardy@ 610-380-9080 x 107 or email
Find out more about the Greening Coatesville Initiative and the Palmer Park Revitalization Project

Dear Parents, Guardians and Families,

We are writing to inform you that the Kevin Hines event scheduled for this evening is being cancelled.  The event had been re-scheduled from earlier in the year due to unforeseeable health concerns with Mr. Hines.  Today, we were informed approximately two hours ago that Mr. Hines had a scheduling issue that required him to be in New Orleans…

Eastburn Community Service Award ~ Nominations Open

Posted on March 26, 2019 by Jill Whitcomb

Community members are invited and encouraged to nominate a deserving Chester County resident to receive the Eastburn Community Service Award, presented each year in memory of Jane and Al Eastburn, both of whom served the Coatesville area as non-profit leaders with distinction.

With the encouragement and initial funding of Dallas Krapf and the Krapf Bus Co., the Eastburn Community Service Award was established in…

Wednesday, April 10, 2019  ~  11:30-2:00 pm
Please join us on Wednesday, April 10th for a very special luncheon event as we celebrate the impact of the Brandywine Health Foundation’s Youth Mental Health First Aid Program.

We are excited to have best selling author, award-winning filmmaker, and global public speaker Kevin Hines join us as our keynote speaker.  Kevin’s personal…

Coatesville’s Palmer Park to Undergo a Green Makeover

Posted on September 11, 2018 by Jill Whitcomb

On August 16, 2018, officials broke ground  on construction of a unique nature and water play area in Coatesville’s Palmer Park.

Palmer Park is a one-acre neighborhood park on the east end of Coatesville. Its new play space, which was designed with input from the community, will replace a long-closed swimming pool with an innovative approach to promoting natural play and environmental…

The Brandywine Health Foundation welcomes all non-profit organizations serving the Greater Coatesville area that meet the Brandywine Health Foundation’s strategic priorities to apply now for our annual grantmaking cycle. The grant application deadline is Thursday, October 18, 2018.

Margaret Rivello, Vice Chair of the Brandywine Health Foundation Board of Directors and Chair of the Foundation’s Grantmaking Committee, noted, “As the foundation enters…

COATESVILLE, PA -The Brandywine Health Foundation is launching the fourth year of the exciting Coatesville Area Youth Philanthropy Program underwritten by Citadel and The Marshall-Reynolds Foundation.  This program will provide high school students from the greater Coatesville area with the opportunity to become engaged, involved, and to give back to their community through philanthropy and civic engagement.

The Coatesville Area Youth Philanthropy Program, or…

Ten Years Ago, The opening of the Brandywine Health and Housing Center changed the healthcare landscape in the greater Coatesville Area.  A decade later, over 20,000 have walked though it’s doors.

On April 25th, over 60 donors, stakeholders, public officials and residents, celebrated the 10th Anniversary of this landmark in the City of Coatesville which has helped improve the health of the greater…

Community Grants Announced

Posted on January 9, 2018

More Than $800,000 In Grants To Non-Profit Organizations Serving The Greater Coatesville Community

We are excited to announce 30 grants totaling $824,000, bringing the Foundation’s total giving since it began awarding grants and scholarships in 2002 to more than $16.5 million.

The Coatesville community has an extraordinary and impressive group of non-profit agencies providing high quality, critical services to…

As Seen in Vista.Today

Posted on January 8, 2018

Vanessa Briggs, President and CEO

Article from Vista.Today on January 4, 2018

Vanessa discusses the impact her parents had on her leadership style and career trajectory, as well as her immediate priorities and focus for the Foundation.

Where did you grow up, Vanessa?

I was born the youngest of three children in Philadelphia and lived in Philadelphia until I was 8-years-old, then…