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Grants Awarded to Area Non-Profits

Posted on January 11, 2017

Twenty four grants totaling $441,000 have been awarded to non-profit organizations serving the Greater Coatesville community.  This brings the Foundation’s total giving since it began awarding grants and scholarships in 2002 to $16,229,093 in the Foundation’s Fifteenth Anniversary year.

“Our community is very fortunate to have so many strong and effective non-profits here in Coatesville.  I applaud the…

Consignment Shop Featured in Annual Report

Posted on December 5, 2016

The Brandywine Consignment Shop was featured in Community Lenders’ Annual Report 2016:

From small things, great things are possible.

The Little Yellow House – Brandywine Consignment Shop – is a magnet for bargain hunters, savvy shoppers and volunteers.  But its impact is even more significant:  it is helping to improve the health of residents of the Coatesville area.  Revenues from the shop are directed to the Brandywine…

Community Report Available Online

Posted on December 2, 2016

Our 2016 Community Report is now available online!  We hope you will be inspired by the stories and the outcomes that YOU helped us to accomplish in our community.  For the past 15 years we have been a catalyst for change and we could not have accomplished our work without you.  Thank you for your continued support and remember, this is just the beginning!  Click…

Nearly 40 certified youth mental health first aiders, community partners, and supporters gathered last week to celebrate the importance of the Youth Mental Health First Aid program and to share stories of success.  Generously hosted by Brandywine Hospital, and supported by The COAD Group and Chester County MHIDD, this program has helped to save lives of young people in our community.  We were truly touched…

Recognizing a Dedicated Staff Member

Posted on November 14, 2016 by Stephanie Vargas

Jill Whitcomb is the Vice President for Development and Communication at the Brandywine Health Foundation. Jill began working with the foundation in 2006 as a consultant to organize the Strawberry Festival, the foundation’s largest fundraising event. In 2010 she joined the staff full-time, took on more fundraising responsibilities, and was eventually promoted into her current role.

“Jill has brought talent, creativity, excellent communication…

Last May, CASH Senior Dayvon Bladen received the prestigious Harry Lewis Jr. Scholarship Award from the Brandywine Health Foundation. Dayvon was chosen above all candidates for his academic strength, his active involved in the Coatesville Youth Initiative, and for demonstrating a commitment to improving the quality of life in the greater Coatesville community.

“In the beginning of my high school experience, I was reclusive, with…

Foundation distributes more than $15 million

Posted on October 19, 2016 by Daily Local News

With its most recent grant awards to ChesPenn Health Services and the beneficiaries of the 2016 Strawberry Festival, Brandywine Health Foundation leaders announced that the Coatesville-based foundation has distributed more than $15.6 million in grants and scholarships in 15 years.
“We share this accomplishment with thousands of individual donors and businesses, public and private funders, as well as our volunteers, our grantees, and…

Volunteers Build New Coatesville Playground in 6 Hours

Posted on October 11, 2016 by Vista.Today

Crayon drawings depicting a child’s dream playground came to life in full color – and a mere six hours – on Friday as more than 200 corporate and community volunteers converged on Patton Park in Coatesville to build its swings, slides, climbing equipment and more.

“Children are our future, and they need a place to play every day to develop and be active and healthy,” PECO…

Youth Philanthropists Award Coatesville Nonprofits $15,000

Posted on June 5, 2016 by Vista.Today

This past summer, Brandywine Health Foundation’s Coatesville Area Youth Philanthropy Program (CAYPP) announced the nonprofits chosen to receive $15,000 in grant funding.  The decision was reached by young philanthropists after a months-long process.

The grants were made possible in part by Citadel, which, in addition to providing significant funding for CAYPP, also hosted the big announcement (bank tellers served soft drinks through…