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Our Message to the Community

Posted on June 3, 2020

A Joint Statement from Current Board Chair, Jason M. Alexander and Incoming Board Chair, Richard C. Clark

A Message From the CEO, Vanessa B. Briggs, Exposed to the World. The Brutal & Indisputable Truth about Breathing while Black…

Social Innovations Journal Issue 60

Posted on May 3, 2020

Issue 60 | An Insight Into Social Innovations Within the Human Services System and Population Health
Vanessa B. Briggs and Tammy Dowley-Blackman share their insights into the Social Innovations Spring edition, April 11, 2020
Philanthropy Disrupting the Human Service Ecosystem: Using Innovative Approaches to Strategic Planning and Grant-making…

As it became apparent that the COVID-19 virus would threaten the health and economic well-being of the nation’s most vulnerable, Brandywine Health Foundation took quick action and announced the creation of the Healthcare and Economic Relief Fund. The goal of the fund is to rapidly identify and address the urgent needs of the Coatesville community and our nonprofit partners. To double the…

A Call to Action: Philanthropy’s Commitment During COVID-19

Posted on March 29, 2020 by Brandywine Health Foundation Team

The rapid spread of COVID-19 has created a global health and economic crisis that is testing every one of us. We know that the shocks of this “new normal” are severe and unanticipated for our grantee partners. As leaders of major philanthropies, we recognize the critical need to act with fierce urgency to support our nonprofit partners as well as the people and communities…

Brandywine Health Foundation responds to public health crisis

Posted on March 29, 2020 by Brandywine Health Foundation Team

In response to the varied, immediate and long-term challenges facing the community due to the rapid spread of COVID-19, the Brandywine Health Foundation has created a $350,000 Healthcare and Economic Relief Fund. The impact of the COVID- 19 pandemic brings clearly into focus the physical vulnerability of us all particularly, older residents, disabled populations, lowincome earners and those suffering with chronic conditions…

Atkinson Center Hosts Brandywine Health Foundation for Day of Service

Posted on January 23, 2020 by Brandywine Health Foundation Team

The Brandywine Health Foundation joined the W.C. Atkinson Memorial Community Services Center, which sponsored and hosted more than 25 faith institutions, nonprofits, and donors who came out to the 25th Annual Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service in Coatesville…click here to read more…

Generocity: Vanessa Briggs on Values and Future of Social Impact

Posted on November 6, 2019 by Brandywine Health Foundation Team

Via Generocity: The first edition of ADVANCE, Generocity’s pilot conference for leaders and advocates eager to jumpstart their impact in the Greater Philadelphia Area, celebrated the power of cooperation, self-care, and bento thinking this past Friday.

Held at Harrisburg University’s spacious and fittingly futuristic-looking Philadelphia campus near Spring Garden Street, the half-day gathering brought together innovators like tech entrepreneur and…

Via Vista.Today: The Brandywine Health Foundation recently distributed 36 grants totaling $322,340, bringing its total giving since it began awarding grants and scholarships in 2002 to more than $18 million. “Our new strategic plan and approach includes engagement of our donors, partners, and community members throughout the year,” said Vanessa Briggs, the Foundation’s President and CEO…read more…

After decades of hardship, officials see a bright future for Coatesville

Posted on September 30, 2019 by Brandywine Health Foundation Team

“The buzz is very real,” James Logan, Coatesville assistant city manager said. Logan was speaking at the Second Century Alliance’s Community Update on Thursday at the Brandywine Health Center. Most speakers talked of partnerships and sharing. Sonia Huntzinger, of 2nd Century Alliance, gave each of a dozen speakers 10 minutes for…read more…