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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…

Holiday Hours

Posted on January 1, 1970

Our offices will be closed December 21 – January 1.

We will reopen on January 2, 2018.

We wish you all a happy and healthy holiday…

Local Youth Learn About Philanthropy

Posted on December 19, 2017

BHF is now giving our youth a strong voice for change through the Coatesville Area Youth Philanthropy program (CAYPP).  This program gets youth involved with the community at the most basic levels – finding areas of need and working to fill those needs through philanthropy.

Here is a look at how the program works with a report from Alyson Ferguson, CAYPP Program Manager, followed by a…

Youth Confronting Tough Issues

Posted on January 1, 1970

Brandywine Health Foundation led the public-private partnership to launch Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) four years ago.  Today there are over 1,100 certified Youth Mental Health “First Aiders” in and around Coatesville.  These individuals interact and engage with our youth every day.  By the end of 2017, we will have 2,000 trained mental health “First Aiders” in our community.

Below, Linda…

The Brandywine Health Foundation has funded local behavioral health agencies since our inception.  Here is a report from one of our grantees, Child Guidance Resource Centers (CGRC), that promotes “the integration of physical health and behavioral health” .  CGRC staff are responsible for training local community members in youth mental health first aid (YMHFA).  Read what Andy Kind-Rubin, Vice President for Clinical Services and Chief…

Health care is a right, not a privilege. 

Posted on December 20, 2017

The Brandywine Health Foundation has been supporting area organizations that provide quality and affordable healthcare to those in need, that speak for the voiceless, and that represent those who are underrepresented in the quest for equal access to health care.  Here is what our grantee organizations say about their work and how BHF has helped:

Public Citizens for Children and Youth

Colleen McCauley, Health Policy…