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Phoenixville Community Health Foundation grants $373,000 to non-profits


Thursday, March 28, 2013

PHOENIXVILLE– In pursuit of its mission to improve the health and quality of life of people within the greater Phoenixville area, the Phoenixville Community Health Foundation met on March 21, 2013, and awarded grants to local non-profit organizations that provide access to health and human services for the residents of the greater Phoenixville area.
In this second, and final, grant distribution of the current fiscal year that began July 1, 2012, the foundation awarded $373,000 to charitable organizations serving the greater Phoenixville communities. A total of twenty-three grant requests were received totaling $494,150. Since it began operations in 1998 nearly $25 million have been granted to non-profit organizations providing access to health and human services, public safety, recreation, economic development and non-profit capacity building.
Level One grants that provide direct access to health care totaled $58,000 and were awarded to the Chester County Health Department, Family Service of Chester County, and Maternal and Child Health Consortium.
In addition to direct health care access grants, the foundation board was privileged to be able to provide financial assistance to non-profit organizations whose work in the greater Phoenixville area addresses health, human service and quality of life issues for the fragile, disabled and those at risk of falling further behind socially and economically. These Level Two grants total $288,500 and were awarded to the following organizations: Bournelyf Special Camp, Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation Hospital, Chester County Community Foundation, Chester County Food Bank, Chester County Futures, Chester County Opportunities Industrialization Center, Domestic Violence Center of Chester County, Gateway Employment Resources, Kelly Anne Dolan Memorial Fund, Mom’s House, Open Hearth, Phoenixville Police Athletic League, Phoenixville Area Positive Alternatives, Phoenixville Community Education Foundation, Triskeles, Inc. and Victim Services Center of Montgomery County.
Level Three grants for civic, recreation, community and economic development, and non-profit technical assistance amounted to $26,500. These grants were awarded to the following organizations: Delaware Valley Grantmakers, Green Valleys Association and Phoenixville Public Library.
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. Louis J. Beccaria, Ph.D., the Foundation’s President and CEO, noted that “These grants support this mission in that they address the physical, behavioral, social, economic and civic health of the Foundation’s community.” For more detailed information on this round of grant awards please access the Foundation’s website at www.pchf1.org.