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My wife, Meghan, and I are the principals and founders of Capacity for Change, a public interest consulting firm based in Chester County.  We help nonprofit, philanthropic and public organizations develop better strategies and partnerships to achieve their missions and goals.  While much of our work is nationally or regionally focused, we have had the privilege of working with some of Chester County’s most…

Congratulations to Alyson Ferguson, our Coatesville Area Youth Philanthropy Program Manager, on being named one of Main Line Today’s Women on the Move!  We are so proud of you and the work that you have done in our community.  Keep it up!  Read the full article here…

THE BRANDYWINE HEALTH FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES THE THIRD YEAR OF ITS YOUTH PHILANTHROPY PROGRAM

COATESVILLE, PA -The Brandywine Health Foundation is launching the third year of the exciting Coatesville Area Youth Philanthropy Program underwritten by Citadel.  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…

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August 24, 2017

COATESVILLE, PA:  The Brandywine Health Foundation’s 2017 fall grantmaking request for proposals is now available on-line at www.brandywinefoundation.org.  Non-profit organizations serving the Greater Coatesville Area that meet the foundation’s strategic priorities are welcome to apply.  The grant application deadline is Thursday, October 5, 2017.
Brandywine Health Foundation’s Strategic Priorities for 2016 – 2019…

Nature-Based Play Area Coming to Coatesville’s Palmer Park

Posted on July 18, 2017 by Jill Whitcomb

Coatesville, PA, July 18, 2017 – Brandywine Health Foundation, working in partnership with Natural Lands and the City of Coatesville, has been selected as a recipient of a $150,000 Building Better Communities grant from the American Water Charitable Foundation and the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA). The grant will support revitalization of Palmer Park in Coatesville, one of three communities nationwide awarded such a…

July 17, 2017 ~Today, the Brandywine Health Foundation Board of Directors and staff welcomed Vanessa Briggs as the foundation’s new President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

Vanessa Briggs is an experienced leader in the field of public health with roots in the Philadelphia area.  She has devoted her entire career to advancing health equity and empowering vulnerable families and youth to live healthier lives…

Coatesville, PA:  On Wednesday, June 14th, fourteen teens chosen to participate in the Coatesville Area Youth Philanthropy Program (CAYPP), awarded two area non-profit organizations to support critical LGBTQ programs in the Coatesville area. The following organization each received a $7,500 grant:

 Planned Parenthood of Southeastern PA ~ Program: The Space to be Proud, Open, & Together (SPOT) Program for LGBTQ Youth in Chester County…

This year’s 15th Annual Garden Party “Moonlight in Morocco” was a night to remember with over 500 guests in attendance, fabulous food, decadent desserts and a spectacular fireworks display over Springbank Farm.  Longtime foundation supporters Bob and Jennifer McNeil, who hosted the first Garden Party for the Brandywine Health Foundation in the spring of 2003, continued the tradition of welcoming guests to their beautiful…

Local Nursing Students Receive Scholarships

Posted on May 8, 2017 by Stephanie Vargas

On Thursday, April 27th, we awarded twelve nursing scholarships at a breakfast hosted by Freedom Village Brandywine.  These scholarships, established by numerous generous individuals in our community allow more students to graduate with a nursing degree by helping alleviate some of the financial burden associated with obtaining a degree.  Since 2001, the foundation has awarded more than $249,000 in nursing scholarships to area students…

2017 Garden Party

Posted on February 14, 2017 by Jill Whitcomb

Join us for this very special evening as we celebrate the 15th Anniversary of the Garden Party and kick off the Strawberry Festival presented by KeyBank and PECO.
“Moonlight in Morocco”
Wednesday May 24, 2017 ~ 6-9 pm
Experience the sweet, spicy flavors of Morocco and the exotic transformation of Springbank Farm, the beautiful home of Jennifer and Robert McNeil. Enjoy cocktails and a light…