PCHF Grants Over $1.5 Million to Local Organizations

Filed in awards, grants, news by on October 1, 2018

Phoenixville: At the September 13, 2018 Board of Directors meeting, the Phoenixville Community Health Foundation awarded $1,509,470 to local non-profit organizations serving the greater Phoenixville region. Since 1998 when PCHF was first started, they have granted more than $37 million back to the communities of the greater Phoenixville region.

In alignment with the Foundation’s Strategic goals grants were awarded in three of four main areas:

Health & Human Service Fund – Ensuring equitable access to high quality and affordable health and human services for all residents in the greater Phoenixville region. Grants totaling $1,294,000 were awarded to: Alianzas de Phoenixville, ALS Association, Ann’s Heart, Baker Industries, Barnstone Art for Kids, Cerebral Palsy Association of Chester County, Chester County Food Bank, Chester County Futures, Chester County Health Department, Citizen Advocacy, Community Volunteers in Medicine, Daemion Counseling Services, Domestic Violence Center of Chester County, Family Service of Chester County, Healthcare Access, Holcomb Behavioral Health Systems, Hope Springs Equestrian Services, Kelly Anne Dolan Memorial fund, Maternal & Child Health Consortium, Meals on Wheel of Chester County, Mitzvah Circle Foundation, Mom’s House, Open Hearth, Inc., Orion Communities, Peoples Light & Theatre Company, Phoenixville Area Children’s Learning Center, Phoenixville Area Community Services, Phoenixville Area Positive Alternatives, Phoenixville Community Education Foundation, Phoenixville Jaycee Foundation, Phoenixville Public Library, Phoenixville Women’s Outreach, Royersford Outreach, Senior Adult Activity Center of the Phoenixville Area, Society of St. Vincent DePaul, Spring-Ford Counseling Services, St, Peter’s Episcopal Church, Stepping Stone Education Center, The ARC of Chester County, The Clinic, The Crime Victims Center of Chester County, Transportation Management Association of Chester County, Triskeles, Unite for HER, United Way of Chester County, Variety-The Children’s Charity, Volunteer English Program, Women’s Resource Center.

Housing & Public Safety Fund – Improving the availability of healthy, safe and affordable housing opportunities for low-income, vulnerable populations. Grants totaling $80,000 were awarded to Ann’s Heart, Gateway Housing of Chester County, Good Samaritan Services, Good Works, Home of the Sparrow, Housing Authority of Chester County.

Capacity-Building & Community Development Fund – Enhancing the quality of life in the greater Phoenixville region by investing in non-profit capacity-building and community development. Grants totaling $75,000 were awarded to: Delaware County Community College Foundation, Senior Adult Activity Center of the Phoenixville Area, Spring City Library, Support Center for Child Advocates, Triskeles, Volunteer English Program.

Collaboration & Innovation Fund – Advancing collaborative and innovative solutions by forging strategic alliances, partnerships and the integration of services that reduce service duplication. No grants were awarded.

In addition to the above grants, the PCHF Board of Directors also approved grants totaling $60,470 to Phoenixville Community Education Foundation, the Renaissance Academy, Owen J. Roberts Education Foundation, Methacton School District Education Foundation, and Pope John Paul II High School in support of Youth & Philanthropy programs; to the Chester County Community Foundation in support of leadership programs; and Grace Crossing Community Church in support of their food pantry program.

A more detailed description of the above grants is available on the Foundation’s website: www.pchf1.org.

The mission of the Phoenixville Community Health Foundation is to improve the health and quality of life for people in the greater Phoenixville region by increasing access to quality healthcare services and promoting healthy communities through grantmaking and collaborations with health, civic, business and community partners. The Phoenixville Community Health Foundation strives to be a Champion of the Community.

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