PAHWF Awards Over $1 Million in Latest Grant Cycle

POTTSTOWN (January 2, 2024)—The Pottstown Area Health and Wellness Foundation awarded $1,049,750 in grants to 36 organizations. Having introduced a new and simplified application process, the Pottstown Area Health & Wellness Foundation received 58 applications for the Fall 2023 grant cycle.  

The unprecedented community need is reflected in the over $2 million requested by purpose-driven organizations in the greater Pottstown area.  PAHWF’s recent conversion to a community foundation will allow us to partner with donors and organizations to help our nonprofit partners realize their vision for a healthier, more vibrant community. 

The Foundation awards grants in six program areas under two grantmaking pillars: Developing Youth Potential and Promoting Equitable Health and Wellness.  

In Developing Youth Potential, Early Childhood Development, $85,000 was awarded for three projects.  

  • The Arc Alliance Children’s Services: Increasing Early Intervention Impact through Technology ($15,000)
  • Maternity Care Coalition: Early Head Start ($50,000) 
  • Family Services of Montgomery County: Triple P, Positive Parenting Program ($20,000) 

In Developing Youth Potential, Youth Preparedness, $247,750 was awarded for 11 projects. 

  • Be Rezilient Inc: Resilience and Development Internship Program ($17,000) 
  • Strive Initiative Inc: Middle School to Mastery: Creating and Sustaining Student Success Pipelines ($50,000) 
  • Trellis For Tomorrow: Building Stronger Communities through Youth Development and Career Readiness ($60,000) 
  • TriCounty Community Network: Community Camp (C2) & Launching Leaders: Recreational Summer Camps to Improve Health and Wellbeing of Vulnerable Pottstown Youth and Young Adults ($40,000) 
  • Children First Pa: Justice in Education, A Youth Development and Leadership Program ($18,750) 
  • Centro Cultural Latinos Unidos: Healthy Minds; Healthy Bodies $20,000) 
  • TriCounty Community Network: SweatChasers & Visionary Makers ($10,000) 
  • Variety- the Children’s Charity of the Delaware Valley: VarietyWorks an Innovative Social Youth Preparedness Model ($16,000) 
  • Boy Scouts Of America: Subsidized Scouting Programs in Pottstown School District ($6,000) 
  • Making a Difference Economically: MADE for the Trades $5,000) 
  • Montgomery County Mentor Association: Creating the ExpectStation ($5,000) 

In Promoting Equitable Health & Wellness, Built Environment, $269,000 was awarded for five projects.  

  • Pottstown Area Regional Recreation Committee: Old Timer’s Field Improvements Project ($80,000) 
  • YWCA Tri-County Area: Pottstown Integrated Wellness Center South Pool Restoration ($75,000) 
  • Limerick Township: Linfield Sports Park Playground Installation & Limerick Community Park Play Feature Replacement ($30,000) 
  • Schuylkill River Greenway Association: 2024 Pottstown Outdoor Recreation Hub ($36,000) 
  • Pottstown Area Regional Recreation Committee: Memorial Park Pedestrian Bridge Construction Project $48,000) 

 In Promoting Equitable Health & Wellness, Health Access & Delivery, $85,000 was awarded for three projects. 

  • Accion Comunal Latinoamericana de Montgomery County: ACLAMO’s Pottstown Community Health Connections Program ($50,000) 
  • Phoenixville Free Clinic: Comprehensive Healthcare for Uninsured Individuals in the Greater Pottstown Area ($25,000) 
  •  Health Care Access: Health Programs ($10,000) 

 In Promoting Equitable Health & Wellness, Health Equity, $363,000 was awarded for 14 projects. 

  • Steel River Playhouse Inc: Steel River Spark: Igniting Inclusive Storytelling ($20,000) 
  • Mosaic Community Land Trust: Building Capacity for Equitable Health through Land Trust Housing Opportunities ($16,000) 
  • TriCounty Active Adult Center: Prime Time Health for Older Adults ($56,000) 
  • Metropolitan Area Neighborhood Nutrition Alliance: Medical Nutrition for Critically Ill Montgomery and Chester County Residents ($40,000) 
  • Orion Communities Inc: Bridge Case Management and Financial Assistance Program ($50,000) 
  • Share Food Program Inc: Expanding Healthy Food Access in the Pottstown Are ($20,000) 
  • Rahabs Hope: Rental Assistance Program ($20,000) 
  • VNA Community Services Inc: Personal Navigator Program – Improved Health Outcomes Through Benefit Access $28,000) 
  • Child Advocacy Center of Montgomery County: Mission Kids Core Direct Service ($24,000) 
  • Mosaic Community Land Trust: Growing Pottstown: Community Gardens, Community Agriculture, Healthy Outcomes ($40,000) 
  • New Hanover Evangelical Lutheran Church: Loaves & Fishes Food Ministry Sustainability ($15,000) 
  • Pottstown FARM: SNAP Incentives, Two Bite Club, Operation 143, Continued Operations for FARM ($25,000) 
  • Second Wind Bicycles: Repair a bike, change a life ($5,000) 
  • Episcopal Legal Aid: Expansion of Legal Aid Clinic ($4,000) 

The Pottstown Area Health and Wellness Foundation distributes grants through two application cycles per year, in the fall and in the spring. The spring grant cycle opens for applications on February 12, 2024. For more information about how to apply, eligibility, and our program areas, visit 


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