The Brandywine Health Foundation has announced 23 grants totaling $416,000, bringing the Foundation’s total giving since it began awarding grants and scholarships in 2002 to $16,204,093 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 23 critically important grants,” commented Dana M. 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, “.”

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 by: 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)

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

Child Guidance Resource Centers ($70,000)

Coatesville Area Public Library ($5,000)

Coatesville Center for Community Health ($12,000)

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)

Family Service of Chester County ($19,000)

Home of the Sparrow ($6,000)

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)

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)