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January 24, 2019 YMHFA Celebration Luncheon Postponed

Posted on January 22, 2019 by Jill Whitcomb

January 22, 2019

It is with a great deal of sadness that we share the social media posting below from Kevin Hines. We have made the decision to postpone our celebration luncheon scheduled for this Thursday, January 24 at Gateway Church.  As you read Kevin’s post below, you will see that Kevin has taken a brave step by seeking help at this time for…

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Posted on September 27, 2018 by Jill Whitcomb


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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 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…

Posted on February 12, 2018 by Jill Whitcomb

Young Coatesville Philanthropists at the Brandywine Health Foundation Request Proposals for $15,000 Available To Fund Local Mental Health and/or Substance Use Programs that Treat Individuals in a Holistic and Trauma-Informed Manner

The Coatesville Area Youth Philanthropy Program (CAYPP) is requesting proposals from organizations dedicated to providing mental health and/or substance use programs that treat individuals in a holistic and trauma-informed…

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…