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The Brandywine Health Foundation Announces Over $800,000 In Grants to Non-Profits Serving Greater Coatesville

Monday, February 11, 2019

COATESVILLE, PA. February 11, 2019 - The Brandywine Health Foundation recently distributed 30 grants totaling $834,000, bringing the Foundation’s total giving since it began awarding grants and scholarships in 2002 to more than $17.5 million

Our non-profit partners bring much needed services and programs to our residents struggling to make it daily and we are pleased to support their efforts,” commented Vanessa Briggs, President and CEO.  She added, “The Foundation strives to fund organizations that positively influence the health and well-being of the individuals in the Greater Coatesville community.  As community health increasingly becomes more complex, the foundation will take a coordinated and holistic approach to health as we look to build our next chapter.”

The Foundation’s grantmaking committee led by Margaret Rivello, vice chair, Brandywine Health Foundation, carefully reviewed nearly 50 grant proposals that led to the foundation’s Board of Directors unanimous approval of each of the community grants below.  We extend our gratitude to the following non-profit agencies and community organizations receiving FY 2019 grants from the Brandywine Health Foundation for the critical work they are doing on behalf of our residents.

Priority 1, Health Equity – Ensure that every resident of the Greater Coatesville community has the opportunity to make choices that will allow them to live a long and healthy life, regardless of their race, ethnicity, gender, disability, income or background.

  1. Brandywine YMCA ($10,000)
  2. Chester County Health Department Nurse-Family Partnership ($15,000)
  3. Child Guidance Resource Centers ($70,000)
  4. Coatesville Center for Community Health ($12,000)
  5. Community Volunteers in Medicine ($10,000)
  6. Family Service of Chester County ($19,000)
  7. Human Services, Inc. ($20,000)
  8. Maternal and Child Health Consortium ($45,000)
  9. Pennsylvania Health Access Network ($5,000)
  10. Planned Parenthood Southeastern Pennsylvania’s Coatesville Health Center ($45,000)
  11. Public Citizens for Children and Youth (PCCY) ($5,000)
  12. Volunteer English Program in Chester County ($7,000)

Priority 2, Healthy Youth – Empower youth aged 12 – 24 in our community to achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle, cultivate leadership skills and experience, and achieve their goals for the future.    

  1. The Bridge Academy and Community Center ($10,000)
  2. Chester County Futures ($5,000)
  3. Coatesville Youth Initiative ($60,000)
  4. Hope Beyond Borders/Coatesville Kids to College ($5,000)
  5. The Parkesburg POINT (($5,000)
  6. Scott Field Project ($2,000)
  7. Valley Youth House ($10,000)
  8. Youth Mentoring Partnership ($5,000)

Priority 3, Healthy Community – Improve community conditions that help impact the health of everyone in Greater Coatesville.   

  1. Chester County Opportunities Industrialization Center (OIC) ($6,000)
  2. Coatesville Partners for Progress ($20,000)
  3. Coatesville Area Senior Center ($5,000)
  4. The Crime Victims' Center of Chester County ($10,000)
  5. Domestic Violence Center of Chester County ($20,000)
  6. Good Works, Inc. ($7,000)
  7. Home of the Sparrow ($6,000)

First Responders

  1. Chester County Economic Development Foundation/Chester County Public Safety Training Campus ($12,000)
  2. Washington Hose Company No. 1 ($3,000)

Multi-year pledge commitment through 2020:

  1. ChesPenn Health Services ($380,000 in Fiscal Year 2019; total grant $870,000)

TOTAL: $834,000

Brandywine Health Foundation’s 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.

The Brandywine Health Foundation has distributed over $17.5 million in grants and scholarships, and provides resources and leadership, bringing the community together to increase access to health care for everyone, to help young people grow up safe and successful, and to make the Greater Coatesville area an economically viable community.  To learn more about the Brandywine Health Foundation visit or contact

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