COVID-19 Response Grant

Healthcare & Economic Relief Fund

A Three Phase Grant Program

We remain a responsive and racial equity philanthropic organization and happy to see over the past year other funders also supporting the Greater Coatesville. This allows the Brandywine Health Foundation to leverage its Healthcare & Economic Relief grants with funds to meet our community’s most pressing needs.

Future Funding decisions will be made on an as-needed basis. Check back periodically for more information.

Phase 1 | Rapid Release Fund

Thanks to the many generous donors and sponsorships from our annual fundraising event, this phase continues to support urgent basic needs, such as food, public health safety measures, telehealth services and more.


$130,000+ Granted

Phase 2 | Recovery Fund

This phase supports eligible 501( c)3 nonprofit organizations with general operating grants.




$373,933 Granted

Phase 3 | Stabilization

This phase supports the long term impact of the pandemics, such as the Philanthropy Network of Greater Philadelphia network’s COVID-19 Prevention and Education Fund.



$40,000 Granted

Addressing Food Insecurity

The Brandywine Health Foundation turned to one of its Healthcare & Economic Relief grant partners, the Melton Center in West Chester to launch the Coatesville Food Truck Project. Healthy eating is important to a person’s physical and mental well-being. Yet before and even more so, during the coronavirus pandemic, many residents in the city of Coatesville continue to lack access to healthy foods. The project in 2020 served over 10,000 fresh and healthy prepared meals and set its 2021 goal at 25,000. Building upon the initial Relief Fund grant, the Coatesville Food Truck Project would not have been able to expand without the generous support from Truist Bank and Health Partners Foundation.

Our Impact So Far

We’ve granted over $500,000 in Relief Funds.

We are proud to have supported our community with over $500,000 in Rapid Release and Recovery Funds thus far. We know that our community continues to struggle and we will remain responsive to continue to meet their needs. There is still much work to be done.

Healthcare & Economic Relief Fund
by the Numbers as of February 2021

Gifts and Match


Gifts Received


BHF Match Funds


Grants Distributed to Meet Community Needs

24% Medical Equipment | PPE Supplies

19% Food Access

18% Telehealth

18% Rental | Utility Assistance

12% Personal Care | Household Supplies

5% Housing


4% Other

Total Fund Goal


remaining to reach our goal

Every Dollar Makes a Difference!

We are in it for the long haul and hope that our work inspires you to make a gift to our Healthcare and Economic Relief Fund. Our community remains vulnerable, whether dealing the long-term health consequences of the coronavirus, hesitancy about the vaccine, or dealing with the economic consequences. Your donations will be put to great use to support our local non- profit organizations to meet the needs of our community.

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