We invite you to join our impressive list of sponsors supporting the 2019 Brandywine Health Foundation Strawberry Festival. Your gift will help the Brandywine Health Foundation will help transform the greater Coatesville are into a healthier and more vibrant community. Find out more.
Thank you to Vista.Today for sharing this great article about the Strawberry Festival. See you there!
Would you like to showcase your items at the 2019 Strawberry Festival? We are now accepting applications for craft vendors and promotional vendors. Please contact Karol at 610-380-9080 x105 for any inquiries.
Thank you to our amazing volunteer committee for your hard work all year long! The Strawberry Festival would not be possible without your time, energy, and support and we cannot thank you enough! You are rock stars!
To learn more about our volunteer committee, please click here.
Come and see what the adventure is all about! Boy Scouts of America is offering FREE model boat and model car racing this year at the Strawberry Festival! Stop by their tents to test your racing skills! Prizes for everyone! (Boy Scouts will be at the festival on Saturday from 12-9pm and Sunday from 12-6pm)
Please join us in welcoming one of our NEW vendors to the Strawberry Festival, Coatesville’s own Fuel Cafe! Fuel will be serving coffee and pastry to festival guests this year! (Fuel Cafe is located at 247 E. Lincoln Highway, Coatesville).
New festival attraction – Knockerball! Great for ages 3-83 and fun for all! Come see for yourself at the Strawberry Festival, June 1-4!
Today is National Strawberry Day! With only 94 days until the 45th Annual Strawberry Festival, we are preparing to bring you lots of exciting activities, entertainment, food and more at this sweet event. Join us Thursday, June 1 – Sunday, June 4. Can’t wait to see you there!
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)