Pottstown Area Health & Wellness Foundation Awards Over $1.4 Million in Grant Dollars

Pottstown, PA – January 26, 2016 –  The Foundation seeks grant proposals that are consistent with our identified mission of improving health outcomes in the Pottstown region. Within our mission, we have established priorities for which our grants are required to serve.

The fall 2015 grant round includes 39 grants, totaling $1,481,042 awarded to non-profit organizations, schools, and municipalities. These grants are funded according to the following priorities:

PRIORITY #1: Healthy Behaviors – General (One grant totaling $31,200).
Pottstown Mercury Foundation: Fit for Life

PRIORITY #1A: Promoting healthy living through nutrition, activities and programs in public and private schools to reduce obesity and encourage healthy living

There were no requests for Priority #1A during this grant round.

PRIORITY #1B: Improving parks, programming and the built environment to increase access to physical activity. (Six grants were awarded totaling $250,353).

Borough of Pottstown: Bike Pottstown Shelter at Manatawny Green
Borough of Pottstown: Memorial Park Playground Replacement and Site Improvement
Parent Booster USA Inc.: Replacement weightlifting equipment and room refurbishment for Daniel Boone High School
Pottstown School District: Grigg Memorial Field Lights Matching Grant 
Preservation Pottstown Inc.: Community Garden Expansion and Capacity Building
South Coventry Township: T. S. Elliott Site

PRIORITY #1C: Creating and promoting social networks involving healthy living (Seventeen grants were awarded totaling $456,212).

Centro Cultural Latinos Unidos Inc.: Dancing Dribbling Fusion
Communities in Motion: Traffic Safety Town Program
Council On Chemical Abuse Inc.: LifeSkills Training for Daniel Boone School District
Developmental Enterprises Corporation/Pottstown Training Center: Healthy Eating, Healthy Living
Family Services of Montgomery County: Building Resilience Among Teen Parents 
Helping To Inspire Positive And Healthy Opportunities For Progress: HIP HOP Health 
Maternity Care Coalition: Early Head Start (Pottstown)
Pottstown Area Police Athletic League: General Operating & PAL Youth Programs for Health, Wellness & Leadership Development
Pottstown Area Seniors’ Center: Prime Time Health
Pottstown Downtown Improvement District Authority: Pottstown Outdoor Farmer’s Market – Pottstown FARM 
Schuylkill River Athletic Club: C.R.E.W. Community Recreational Water athletics program
The Pennsylvania State University Philanthropic Fund: Pathway to Quality: Better Kid Care Professional Development Support 
The Pennsylvania State University Philanthropic Fund: After School Programs at Park Springs Apartments
Triskeles Foundation: Food For Thought
Wellness Council of Boyertown: Complete Wellness for All
West Pottsgrove Township: Establishment of Aquatic Programs at West Pottsgrove Twp. Community Pool
Young Audiences New Jersey & Eastern Pennsylvania: Jump with Jill Nutrition Education Initiative

PRIORITY #2: PHYSICAL AND EMOTIONAL HEALTH (Eight grants were awarded totaling $522,037).

Camphill Village Kimberton Hills: Aging in Community (Funded by PAHWF East Auxiliary).
Carson Valley Children’s Aid: Women’s Voices/Healthy Choices
Child Advocacy Center of Montgomery County, d/b/a Mission Kids: Fostering the Resilient Child through Family Advocacy and Forensic Interviews (Partially funded by PAHWF East Auxiliary).
Child, Home & Community: Pottstown Adolescent Prenatal Parenting and Support Continuum
Creative Health Services, Inc.: Healthy Weight, Healthy Families Program
Health Care Access: Health Care Access Programs
Montgomery County Community College Foundation: Dental Sealant Day
Visiting Nurse Association Community Services, Inc. (VNA): Personal Navigator Program with Expanded Legal Support

PRIORITY #3: STRENGTHEN NON-PROFITS (Seven grants were awarded totaling $221,240).

First Baptist Church: Handicap accessible renovations requested by CCLU
Foundation for Pottstown Education: Donor Perfect Fundraising & Donor Management Software
Pottstown Area Industrial Development Inc.: PAID Annual Operations – 2015 supplemental
Pottstown Cluster of Religious Communities: Program Support for Healthy and Sustainable Living and Capacity Support for Organizational Sustainability
Pottstown Karate Club: Capacity Building/Program Management
Royersford Outreach, Inc.: General Operating Funds for Building and Program
YWCA Tri-County Area: Mission Impact Support

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