News & Press

Thank you!

Posted on December 20, 2017

“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.”
~Helen Keller
Thank you to our amazing volunteers for sharing the most important gift with us, your time!
We would not be able to support the community without your help and we are forever grateful.
Please click here to enjoy a short video.
2017-2018 Volunteers
Jada Acevedo
Bud Adams
Sabrina Aguila

Youth Mental Health First Aid Evaluation

Posted on December 1, 2017

The Year Three Evaluation Report for our Youth Mental Health First Aid Program is now available. Thank you to West Chester University for putting this evaluation together, and to all of our supporters for your ongoing investment in this life saving program, the Brandywine Health Foundation, and especially the Coatesville community. The progress we have made in reducing the stigma surrounding mental health, providing educational…

It’s #GivingTuesday

Posted on November 28, 2017

Today is #GivingTuesday.  This global day of giving is fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.

Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.

We hope you will consider making your year-end contribution online today to…

What You Need to Know to Keep Your Health Coverage

Posted on October 23, 2017 by Vanessa Briggs, President and CEO, Brandywine Health Foundation and Antoinette Kraus, Director, Pennsylvania Health Access Network

If you are wondering what will happen to your health insurance as a result of the policy debates going on in Washington, you are not alone.  The Affordable Care Act (ACA) – which many in our region rely on for their health coverage – is still at risk of being dismantled through executive orders or repealed and replaced, and Congress continues to consider cuts to essential programs…

Brandywine Consignment Shop Wins Award

Posted on November 6, 2017

Congratulations to the “Little Yellow House with a Big Mission” for being named the Best Consignment Shop in Chester County for the second year in a row!

“This award means EVERYTHING!  It means that what we provide to our community is appreciated.  It is our ability to offer excellent merchandise at affordable prices.  It’s an avenue for our consignors to supplement their family’s…

My wife, Meghan, and I are the principals and founders of Capacity for Change, a public interest consulting firm based in Chester County.  We help nonprofit, philanthropic and public organizations develop better strategies and partnerships to achieve their missions and goals.  While much of our work is nationally or regionally focused, we have had the privilege of working with some of Chester County’s most…

Congratulations to Alyson Ferguson, our Coatesville Area Youth Philanthropy Program Manager, on being named one of Main Line Today’s Women on the Move!  We are so proud of you and the work that you have done in our community.  Keep it up!  Read the full article here…


COATESVILLE, PA -The Brandywine Health Foundation is launching the third year of the exciting Coatesville Area Youth Philanthropy Program underwritten by Citadel.  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…


August 24, 2017

COATESVILLE, PA:  The Brandywine Health Foundation’s 2017 fall grantmaking request for proposals is now available on-line at  Non-profit organizations serving the Greater Coatesville Area that meet the foundation’s strategic priorities are welcome to apply.  The grant application deadline is Thursday, October 5, 2017.
Brandywine Health Foundation’s Strategic Priorities for 2016 – 2019…

Nature-Based Play Area Coming to Coatesville’s Palmer Park

Posted on July 18, 2017 by Jill Whitcomb

Coatesville, PA, July 18, 2017 – Brandywine Health Foundation, working in partnership with Natural Lands and the City of Coatesville, has been selected as a recipient of a $150,000 Building Better Communities grant from the American Water Charitable Foundation and the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA). The grant will support revitalization of Palmer Park in Coatesville, one of three communities nationwide awarded such a…