Brandywine Health Foundation

Healthcare and Economic Relief Fund

Phase Two – Recovery Grant Application is Closed

About the Relief Fund

As a responsive philanthropic organization, on March 20, 2020 the Brandywine Health Foundation launched the Healthcare and Economic Relief Fund to address the immediate impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on the Greater Coatesville community. Thanks to many generous donations and transferred Garden Party sponsorships, we granted over $125,000 in the first phase of our funding (Rapid-release.)


Phase Two – Recovery

Our Phase Two Recovery Request for Information is closed. This second phase will support eligible 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations with general operating grants.

Grant Awards will be announced within the next month.


Grantmaking Committee & Stewardship

Phase Two Recovery Fund is led by the foundation’s Grantmaking Committee made up of community and board members. The Grantmaking Committee are objectively reviewing and will make grant recommendations to the Foundation’s Board of Directors for approval. We will continue to work in close collaboration with the Chester County Health Department, Health and Human Services and Community Economic Development Departments and other local and regional funders to ensure the Recovery Fund targets nonprofits on the frontline meeting community needs.

In these trying times the Brandywine Health Foundation understands the concerns of the donors and investors and commits to the transparent administration of funds. The Foundation’s Board of Directors, we will approve final funding decisions made by our staff and Grantmaking Committee and adhere to IRS and fiscal policies and procedures.

Join Us in Our Ongoing Healthcare & Economic Relief Challenge Grant

We are proud to announce that the Foundation has raised approximately $175,000 in gifts as of May 15, 2020 and we continue to match dollar for dollar. The need remains great as we move to Phase Two – Recovery.

Phase Two will provide general operating grants to ensure that our nonprofit organizations can meet the growing needs of our most vulnerable residents during these challenging times. The Recovery phase grants will total approximately $500,000.

Every Dollar Makes a Difference!

We ask that you make any contribution that you can to help in what we know will be a battle for the survival of our community. Your donations will be disseminated quickly to local non-profits organizations to help minimize health and economic hardships and the disruption of safety-net services.

100% of your contribution will be put to work right away – we will not take any administrative fees from your generous gift.

Our Supporters

Thank you to our generous contributors of Brandywine Health Foundation’s Healthcare and Economic Relief Fund. This extraordinary support will help us continue our role as responsive leaders focused on the emerging, unexpected, and critical issues facing our neighbors during this unprecedented time of need. We are deeply grateful to this cadre of individuals and businesses for their endorsement of our work enabling us to be responsive and impactful as we navigate these difficult and challenging times.

We apologize for any inaccuracies to this list, as this list is growing daily. Thank you for your patience and understanding!


  • General questions & inquiries about the Healthcare and Economic Relief Fund can be directed to Kimberly Daye-Hardy, Strategy Officer;
  • For interested donors and partners, please contact Brandywine Health Foundation’s Chief Impact Officer, Dana Heiman at
  • For media inquiries and interview requests, please contact Gaskins Media Works, Yolanda Gaskins, Chief Strategist, at

To contribute to the Healthcare and Economic Relief Fund click here to Make a Donation or mail a check to Brandywine Health Foundation, C/O Dana Heiman, Chief Impact Officer, 50 S. 1st Avenue, Coatesville, PA 19320. Or call (610)380-9080 ext. 102.

Based upon the charitable structure of the Healthcare and Economic Relief Fund, our grants are limited to 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations, groups fiscally sponsored by a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, or other charitable organizations able to receive a tax-deductible contribution, such as schools, and faith-based organizations. We are not able to fund individuals or businesses directly, labor unions, or other 501(c)4, 501(c)5, and 501(c)6 organizations.