Grants 2021-2022

We awarded a total of $1,764,717 in grants to 65 organizations during our annual grant cycle in September 2021. We reviewed and updated our grant application so that it would be shorter and clearer for organizations to seek support from our Foundation. We want to continuously work to develop relationships and build the social safety net for our community.

All of these organizations serve the greater Phoenixville area and address one or more of the goals in our strategic plan. A grant committee comprised of board and staff members thoroughly reviewed all proposals and made funding recommendations to the full board for discussion and approval. To go to the organization’s website click on the name.

The fiscal Year 2021-2022 Grantees

Alianzas de Phoenixville – $35,000 for general operations. Alianzas strives for equity and the dignity of diverse communities regardless of their country of origin by providing services to the under-resourced and by promoting intercultural exchanges to connect all individuals in the broader community.

Ann’s Heart – $50,000 for general operations. Ann’s Heart provides a place of welcome and human services to all Phoenixville area people. The organization operates Phoenixville’s Code Blue Overnight Emergency Warming Center and the HEART (the Home of Education, Arts, Resources & Technology) community center.

Barnstone Art for Kids – $12,000 for post-pandemic general operations. Barnstone Art for Kids uses the power of art to foster resiliency in children facing adversity.

The Alliance for Health Equity – $15,000, to support their Nonprofit Justice & Equity Institute. The goal of the Alliance is to pilot an 8-month Chester County-focused peer-learning opportunity for selected nonprofits committed to transforming their organization’s culture and practice. 2 Phoenixville organizations will be invited to join this institute. (Formerly the Brandywine Health Foundation).

CASA Youth Advocates – $2,500 for child advocacy services in Chester County. CASA Youth Advocates helps abused and neglected children live well, achieve academic excellence, and experience the joys of childhood by providing them with trained volunteer Advocates who speak for their best interests.

Chester County Food Bank (CCFB) – $15,000 for technology and software updates for CCFB’s warehouse. The Chester County Food Bank mobilizes our community to ensure access to real, healthy food.

Chester County Futures – $10,000 to support their education enrichment programs in the Phoenixville area. Chester County Futures provides comprehensive academic support, mentoring, and scholarships to economically disadvantaged youth to succeed in school, higher education, and life.

Chester County Health Department – $12,000 to support their Nurse-Family Partnership program. This program if for young mothers who are having their first baby. Nurse visits occur during pregnancy and until the child turns two. The nurse focuses on supporting new parents and answering their many questions about childbirth and raising a child.

Citizen Advocacy of Chester County – $10,000 for general operations. Citizen Advocacy is focused on finding people who are at the isolated and potentially dangerous margins of our communities due to how we historically and currently think about and treat people who have cognitive and/or physical disabilities. Then they look to fellow local citizens to step up and into those people’s lives as citizen advocates.

Crescendo Phoenixville – $5,000 for general operations. Crescendo Phoenixville is a community music organization that provides high quality music education to children who might otherwise not receive it.

Daemion Counseling Center – $20,000 for clinical mental health counseling and community education. Daemion Counseling Center offers professional mental health counseling focused on helping community residents navigate life’s many transitions, by providing expert yet affordable care.

Delaware County Community College Educational Foundation – $30,000 to provide tuition assistance for Phoenixville residents pursuing training for health and public safety careers.

Domestic Violence Center of Chester County – $30,000 for their Phoenixville Area Outreach Office. The Domestic Violence Center of Chester County provides intervention, education, outreach, advocacy, and programs to prevent, reduce, and remedy domestic violence in Chester County.

Family Service of Chester County – $15,000 for general operations for counseling and specialized support programs. Family Services of Chester County provides life-changing individual and family support by removing barriers and providing access to counseling, case management, youth services, and family programs.

Family Services of Montgomery County– – $5,000 in support of their home-delivered meals for at-risk seniors. Family Services is committed to improving the lives of people in Montgomery County, PA.

Gateway Housing Group (no website) – $15,000 for their homeless support program. Gateway Housing Group offers programs and emergency financial assistance to help people experiencing homelessness that do not qualify for other programs acquire or maintain housing to assure the best opportunity for success.

Good Samaritan Services – $20,000 for their emergency shelter and transitional housing program for men in Phoenixville. Good Samaritan Services gives immediate help to people who are experiencing homelessness and helps those at risk of becoming homeless, by restoring their lives to stability.

Good Works – $20,000 to repair the unsafe and unhealthy homes of low-income Phoenixville area residents.

Health Care Access – $500,000 for general operations. Health Care Access improves the health and quality of life in the greater Phoenixville area by helping the uninsured and underinsured overcome financial and cultural barriers in obtaining specialized health care and immigration services.

Home of the Sparrow – $10,000 for comprehensive case management with integrated housing solutions. Home of the Sparrow partners with women and mothers facing homelessness to secure housing, achieve long-term stability, and chart new paths for their futures.

Hope Springs Equestrian Therapy – $10,000 for general operations. Hope Springs Equestrian Therapy enhances the quality of life of individuals with cognitive, physical, emotional, or behavioral disabilities by providing them with affordable therapeutic horseback riding and associated special education of the highest possible quality in a warm, safe, and familiar environment.

Horse Power for Life – $7,500 for general operations. Horse Power for Life is dedicated to helping cancer patients and survivors of all ages improve their physical and emotional quality of life by providing an educational and therapeutic horsemanship program. Services are free.

Kate’s Casa, Inc. – $5,000 for general operations. The world is full of war, hate, and poverty, but also peace, love, and wealth. Kate’s Casa was created to make these worlds collide. This organization works with ESL families and children of the Phoenixville Area School district by collecting and distributing baskets for children seasonally throughout the year.

Laurel House – $10,000 for general operations. Laurel House is dedicated to the vision of ending domestic violence in each life, home, and community.

Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania – $10,000 to protect housing for residents of greater Phoenixville by avoiding eviction or foreclosure. Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania mission is to provide quality legal representation to low-income and vulnerable people in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery Counties, to empower them to solve problems without legal representation through legal education and increased access to the courts, and to change community practices and system that cause or aggravate poverty.

Maternal and Child Health Consortium – $30,000 for their Healthy Start and Family Benefits programs. Maternal and Child Health Consortium empowers families to build a healthier and brighter future for their children by overcoming the social and environmental barriers that lead to poor health conditions in our communities.

Meals on Wheels of Chester County – $15,000 to provide nutritious meals for homebound seniors in the greater Phoenixville area. Meals on Wheels enhances the wellbeing of adults who are homebound by providing nutritious meals and friendly visits to help them live independently and stay healthy in their own homes.

Mission First Housing Group – $10,000 for general operations at The Whitehall Apartments offering supportive, affordable housing for veterans. Mission First Housing develops and manages affordable, safe, and sustainable homes for people in need, with a focus on the vulnerable.

Mission Kids Child Advocacy Center – $15,000, for general operations. Mission Kids’ mission is to achieve healing and justice for victims of child abuse by providing collaborative services, advocacy, leadership, and education.

Mitzvah Circle Foundation – $10,000 for critical needs for healthy families, a diaper bank, and period supply programs. Mitzvah Circle Foundation meets the critical, material needs of people struggling with crisis, poverty, serious illness, and homelessness.

Mom’s House – $17,000 for general operations. Mom’s House provides a unique family support system of basic needs, including free state-licensed childcare, to low-income single parents while they are completing their full-time education and becoming independent members of society.

Montgomery County Community College Foundation – $25,000, to support the Dr. Bastecki-Perez President Scholarship for Phoenixville School District students to pursue careers in health science or public safety.

Open Hearth – $35,000 for general operations. Open Hearth provides innovative programs to support and empower people to end the cycle of homelessness, acquire affordable housing, a means of transportation, workforce opportunities, and achieve financial stability.

Orion Communities – $75,000 for general operations. Orion believes that every person deserves shelter, food, clothing, transportation, access to healthcare, and respectful human interaction. The organization listens at the street level and responds to the unmet needs of our most vulnerable neighbors with creativity, compassion, and collaboration.

Phoenixville Area Children’s Learning Center – $50,000 for general operations and to support their nutritional food program. They provide a quality childcare program in an environment of love and learning to the children of the greater Phoenixville community.

Phoenixville Area Community Services (PACS) – $50,000 for general operations. PACS aspires to be the lead resource for those experiencing food insecurity in the community.

Phoenixville Area Police Athletic League (PAL) – $5,000 for general operations. The Phoenixville PAL works to advance the wellbeing of youth in Phoenixville and the surrounding area through participation in individual and team sports and educational activities while teaching life values and community service.

Phoenixville Area Positive Alternatives (PAPA) – $25,000 for general operations. PAPA supports the youth of Phoenixville in becoming successful and productive adults through programs that have a positive impact on self-esteem and life skills development.

Phoenixville Communities that Care – $7,500, for general operations. The mission of the Phoenixville Area Communities That Care is to be a catalyst for collaborative effort involving individuals and organizations who are committed to building the community’s capacity to meet the needs of Phoenixville’s children and their families, so that children will adopt safe and healthy behaviors and be successful at home, in school, and in the larger community.

Phoenixville Community Education Foundation – $10,000 for Phantom Food Packs to provide students living with food insecurity in kindergarten through 2nd grade with supplemental food for the weekends, college readiness, and the antibullying program in the middle school.

Phoenixville Hospital – $15,000, support for managing chronic disease through a heart failure remote monitoring program. The Mission of Tower Health is to provide compassionate, accessible, high-quality, cost-effective healthcare to the community; promote health; educate healthcare professionals, and participate in appropriate clinical research.

Phoenixville Hospital – $11,300 for diversity, and inclusion program and implicit bias training. The Mission of Tower Health is to provide compassionate, accessible, high-quality, cost-effective healthcare to the community; promote health; educate healthcare professionals, and participate in appropriate clinical research.

Phoenixville Women’s Outreach – $15,000 for general operations. Phoenixville Women’s Outreach’s mission is to help single homeless and low-income women from crisis to independence by providing housing with a structured program of stability.

Project Healing Hive – $2,500 for general operations. The mission is to provide trauma-informed holistic and complementary therapies, education, and resources to our community. Creating systemic change in the way we treat mental, physical, and spiritual health.

Project Libertad – $15,000 for general operations. Project Libertad empowers newcomer immigrant youth and their families by providing essential, youth-led, and youth-centered legal and social services.

Public Library of Phoenixville – $20,000 for general operations. The Phoenixville Public Library provides access to information and services that address the educational, cultural, and recreational needs of the community the library serves.

Open Door Ministry – $15,000 for general operations. The organization’s mission is to be an open door, nurturing, faith-based organization that welcomes those in need and offers community-based programs, including a food pantry, a thrift shop, and volunteer opportunities.

Schuylkill River Heritage Center – $5,000 for general operations. The mission of Schuylkill River Heritage Center is to educate everyone about the cultural and industrial legacy of the Phoenixville region and the Schuylkill River watershed and to inform visitors about the resources in Chester County.

Senior Adult Activity Center of the Phoenixville Area – $50,000 for general operations. The Phoenixville Senior Center serves, supports, and enhances the lives of all senior citizens, 55 years of age and older, by providing opportunities in the way of programs and activities designed to promote active, independent, healthy lifestyles.

Society of St. Vincent de Paul (no website), Sacred Heart Conference – $10,000 to support general operations and all service needs. This organization helps with emergency one-time financial support for past due rents, rental deposits, energy bills, and oil support.

Spring City Public Free Library – $11,000 to support library improvement projects, The Spring City Free Public Library will provide access to information that reflects the needs of all the local communities, focusing on current topics and titles and supporting lifelong learning, and contributing to a better quality of life. Our overarching vision that guides all that we do is to promote a “prosperous, culturally rich community.”

Spring-Ford Counseling Services – $15,000 for general operations. Spring-Ford Counseling Services offers therapeutic, professional, and educational services to all people requesting assistance in the areas of mental health and substance abuse in the most ethical and confidential manner possible.

Support Center for Child Advocates – $10,000 to address the mental health training needs of those serving children in PCHF’s region. The organization advocates for victims of child abuse and neglect with the goal of securing safety, justice, wellbeing, and a permanent, nurturing environment for every child.

TCN – $15,000, to support capacity building for Phoenixville nonprofits, Their mission is to promote real collaboration to achieve community development. As a collaborative organization comprised of local nonprofits, businesses, and civic groups, TCN builds partnerships to support local community needs and provides resources designed to address issues that cannot be solved by a single organization. By addressing community needs and building strategic partnerships, TCN yields results that provide real benefit to the greater Pottstown community.

The Arc of Chester County – $10,000 to provide programs to individuals, birth through adulthood, from the Phoenixville area. The Arc of Chester County advocates educates and provides services to individuals with disabilities and their families to enhance the quality of their lives.

The Clinic – $200,000 for general operations. The Clinic provides quality health care to the uninsured and underserved, in an atmosphere that fosters dignity and respect.

The Crime Victims’ Center of Chester County – $20,000 for general operations. The Crime Victims’ Center of Chester County provides free, immediate, and confidential crisis response and compassionate support to children and adults impacted by sexual violence and all other crimes.

The Salvation Army – Children’s Services – $5.000 to support foster family outreach, education, and support in the Greater Phoenixville Community. The Salvation Army’s Children Services Program Mission statement: Doing the Most Good for Kids by Nurturing Children, Strengthening Families and Engaging Communities.

The Sparrow Fund – $6,000 for their counseling program. The Sparrow Fund provides caring for caregivers, serving foster and adoptive families and those who care for waiting children through individualized support, education, and programs to encourage connection within families and to a larger community.

Tower Health at Home – $5,000 for general operating support. Tower Health at Home provides compassionate, accessible, high-quality, cost-effective healthcare to the community; promotes health; educates healthcare professionals; and participates in appropriate clinical research.

Trellis for Tomorrow – $10,000 for general operations. Trellis for Tomorrow creates transformative, real-world opportunities for youth and communities through teaching critical life skills, promoting personal growth, and connecting youth to mentors, their communities, and meaningful employment.

Uwchlan Ambulance Corps – $7,617.00, in support of their community car seat program. Its mission is to protect and improve the health of families and communities in Chester County through life-saving emergency medical services, professional training, and public education.

Variety – The Children’s Charity – $10,000 for general operations. Variety enriches the lives of children and young adults with disabilities through social, educational, and vocational programs that nurture independence and self-confidence, and prepare them for life.

Victim Services Center of Montgomery County – $10,000 for general operations. Victim Services provides advocacy and counseling for all who have been affected by sexual violence and other crimes against the person and promotes sensitivity and awareness in the community through education.

Volunteer English Program – $18,000 for general operations to serve adult learners and students in the greater Phoenixville area. Volunteer English Program connects volunteers with adult English language learners to provide one-to-one tutoring and cultural enrichment that empowers immigrants to be successful.

Women’s Resource Center – $4,300 in support of their Girls Lead program at Phoenixville Middle School. The mission of Women’s Resource Center is to help women and girls successfully navigate life’s transitions and inspire others to do the same. By providing resources, tools, and support for today, we create hope for tomorrow.

Prior Year Grant Information