Presenting Sponsors: Peco Energy & First Niagara Bank
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Brandywine Health Foundation'sMission
Visit the Strawberry Festival to have fun while benefiting
programs and services in your own community!

Our Vision

We envision healthy people throughout the greater Coatesville area in Pennsylvania fulfilling their greatest potential, living in sustainable neighborhoods and giving back to their communities.

Our Mission

Our mission is to improve the health and well-being of people who live and work in the greater Coatesville area by fostering community partnerships, by providing capacity building support, and by making grants to promote health equity, healthy youth, and a healthy community.

Our Guiding Principles

Stewardship * Equity * Wellness * Collaboration * Leadership
Together, we will make Coatesville the healthiest community in Chester County and in Pennsylvania.

Who We Are

The Brandywine Health Foundation formed in 2001 as a public charity, headquartered in the City of Coatesville in beautiful Chester County, Pennsylvania. In just ten years the foundation has made over $11.3 million in grants, contributions and scholarships – all targeted to the toughest health problems in the greater Coatesville area. The focus of these grants has been primarily on strengthening the safety net of healthcare providers in the area serving those with little or no health insurance by bringing a health center to Coatesville, helping a dental center get started, and partnering with the local school district to bring behavioral health services to the community.

In addition to direct grants, the foundation secured over $13 million in financing and donations to build the Brandywine Center, a health and housing center in the heart of Coatesville. Building on these successes, the foundation launched the Coatesville Youth Initiative four years ago to address the broader health needs of young people.

What We Do

The Brandywine Health Foundation brings people, organizations and resources together to improve the health and health care of all people in the greater Coatesville area. We partner with non-profit organizations, individuals, businesses, government leaders and other foundations to find solutions to critical health issues.

Our primary focus is to provide grants and to serve as a resource to non-profit organizations working to: improve access to healthcare, dental health, prescription coverage, and mental health services to the uninsured and under-insured. Other priority funding areas include nursing scholarships and injury-prevention services. And, we bring together individuals, organizations and businesses throughout the area to help young people in the Coatesville Area School District grow into healthy, productive adults.

To learn more about the Coatesville Youth Initiative and the Brandywine Health Foundation, visit

Contact the Foundation:

50 South First Avenue
Coatesville, PA 19320

Phone: 610-380-9080
Fax: 610-380-9081

Web Site:

Strawberry Festival Contact:

Stephanie Vargas, Special Events Coordinator

Phone: 610-380-9080 ext. 105
Fax: 610-380-9081


2013 Strawberry Festival Beneficiaries

Principal Beneficiary:
Coatesville Youth Initiative

Secondary Beneficiaries:
Coatesville Rotary Club
Thorndale Volunteer Fire Company
Brandywine YMCA
Coatesville Public Library


Festival Host: Brandywine Hospital  

On behalf of the Brandywine Health Foundation, our Board of Directors and the 2014 Festival Committee, we extend a very special thank you to First Niagara Bank and PECO for returning as the presenting sponsors and for continuing your generous support of the 2014 Strawberry Festival. We also want to thank Brandywine Hospital for once again hosting this very special community event. Your continued contributions to this event are overwhelming!