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 efforts of our grantmaking committee, led by Margaret Rivello, Executive Director of the Free Clinic Association of Pennsylvania and former Director of the Chester County Health Department.  This committee’s thoughtful and detailed review of each proposal led to the foundation’s Board of Directors unanimous approval of 24 critically important grants,” commented Dana Heiman, Interim CEO.  Since 2001, the Brandywine Health Foundation has had a transformational impact on some of the toughest national problems right here in our local community.  Heiman continued, “Our dynamic board and talented staff are committed to helping build a greater Coatesville through our grantmaking, programs, and partnerships focused on the foundation’s strategic priorities:  health equity, healthy youth, and healthy community.”

The Brandywine Health Foundation believes everyone deserves to be healthy and to grow up in a vibrant community.  The challenge is that the greater Coatesville area has significant disparities in health based on race, income, ethnicity, and geography.  The foundation is changing lives and building a healthy community be:  investing in organizations that help people live healthier lives; investing in our young people; investing in projects that help Coatesville thrive; and bringing community members together to develop new solutions and new leaders for positive and lasting change in Coatesville.

Congratulations to the following non-profit agencies and community organizations receiving FY 2017 grants from the Brandywine Health Foundation.

Brandywine YMCA ($14,160)

Chester County Food Bank ($20,000)

The Chester County Hospital Capital Campaign ($2,500)

Chester County Health Department’s Nurse-Family Partnership ($10,000)

     Second year of a three year/ 10,000 per year grant

Chester County Public Safety Training Facility ($40,000)

     Fifth year of a five year grant

Child Guidance Resource Centers ($70,000)

     Second year of a three year grant, receiving $75,000 in 2018

Coatesville Area Public Library ($5,000)

Coatesville Center for Community Health ($12,000)

     Second year of a three year/ $12,000 per year grant

Coatesville Youth Initiative ($60,000)

Community Volunteers in Medicine ($8,500)

The Crime Victim’s Center of Chester County ($7,500)

Domestic Violence Center of Chester County ($20,000)

     Two year grant of 20,000 per year in 2017 and 2018

Family Service of Chester County ($19,000)

     Second year of a three year grant, receiving $20,000 in 2018

Home of the Sparrow ($6,000)

Human Services Inc. ($25,000)

Keystone Valley Fire Department ($3,840)

Maternal and Child Health Consortium’s Healthy Start Program ($45,000)

PA Coalition for Oral Health ($2,500)

Pennsylvania Health Access Network ($5,000)

Planned Parenthood Southeastern PA’s Coatesville Health Center ($50,000)

     Two year grant of $50,000 per year 2017 and 2018

Public Citizens for Children and Youth ($4,500)

Valley Youth House ($2,500)

Volunteer English Program in Chester County ($5,000)

Washington Hose Company No.1 ($3,000)