Foundation Awards over $900K in Fall 2016 Grant Round

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 2016 grant round includes 39 grants, totaling $945,786 awarded to non-profit organizations, schools, and municipalities. These grants are funded according to the following priorities:

PRIORITY #1: Healthy Behaviors – General

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

PRIORITY #1A: Healthy Behaviors- Schools

Promoting healthy living through nutrition, activities and programs in public and private schools to reduce obesity and encourage healthy living (Three grants were awarded totaling $29,361).

Montgomery County Community College Foundation: Dental Sealant Project
Montgomery Early Learning Centers: Pottstown Playground Project
The Pennsylvania State University: After School and Summer 4-H Programs at Park Springs Apartments

PRIORITY #1B: Healthy Behaviors- Parks

Improving parks, programming and the built environment to increase access to physical activity (10 grants were awarded totaling $346,900).

Amity Township Athletic Club: Replacement of overhead lighting at pool complex
Boyertown Area Branch- Philadelphia Freedom Valley YMCA:
 Boyertown Community Pool Renovations
Boyertown Rotary Foundation: 
Pickle Ball Courts (3)
Pottsgrove Soccer Club Inc.: 
Everybody Scores 2016
Pottstown Athletic Club: 
Fitnesstown USA II
Pottstown Downtown Improvement District Authority: 
Pottstown FARM
Preservation Pottstown Inc.: 
Mosaic CLT Community Gardens Initiatives
Trinity Evangelical Congregational Church: 
God’s Community Garden
YWCA Tri-County Area: 
Capacity Building Matching Grant
YWCA Tri-County Area: 
Phase 1 Strategic Plan Implementation

PRIORITY #1C – Healthy Behaviors-Networks

Creating and promoting social networks involving healthy living (Seven grants were awarded totaling $160,500).

ArtFusion: Beech Street Factory – Community Programs
Centro Cultural Latinos Unidos Inc: Schuylkill River Greenway & Fun
Developmental Enterprises Corporation/Pottstown Training Center: Healthy Eating, Healthy Living
Pottstown Cluster of Religious Communities: Promoting Health and Stability in Our Community
Schuylkill River Athletic Club: Junior Dragon Warriors – C.R.E.W. Community Recreational Water athletics program
Wellness Council of Boyertown: Supporting Health and Wellness in our Community
Family Services of Montgomery County: AED ( Automatic External Defibrillator) for the Pottstown Office of Family Services of Montgomery County

PRIORITY #2: Health Access

Funding learning opportunities for physical and emotional health (12 grants were awarded totaling $259,865).

Camphill Village Kimberton Hills: Aging in Community
Carson Valley Children’s Aid: 
Women’s Voices/Healthy Choices
Child Advocacy Center Of Montgomery County, d/b/a Mission Kids: 
Fostering Resiliency through Family Advocacy
Child, Home & Community: 
Pottstown Area Pregnant & Parenting Initiative
Family Services of Montgomery County:
 Building Resilience Among Young Parents
Health Care Access: Health Care Access Programs
Laurel House: 
Community Counseling
Maternity Care Coalition: 
Early Head Start (Pottstown)
Pennsylvania State University Philanthropic Fund: 
Dining with Diabetes
TriCounty Active Adult Center: 
Prime Time Health – Helping older adults live longer, healthier, more independent lives
Triskeles Foundation: 
Food For Thought (FFT)
Visiting Nurse Association Community Services, Inc. (VNA): 
Personal Navigator Program with Expanded Legal Support

PRIORITY #3- Strengthen Non-Profits

Funding learning opportunities and strategic planning to strengthen non-profits (Seven grants were awarded totaling $149,160).

Child, Home & Community: Capacity Building Technology Upgrade
Helping To Inspire Positive And Healthy Opportunities For Progress: Board Training and Strategic Planning
Operation Inspiration: Bulldog Program
Pottstown Area Police Athletic League: Administrative Operations & Sports Complex Advancement
Pottstown Public Library: Engaging Donors and Stakeholders Using Communication and Development Best Practices
Royersford Outreach, Inc.: General Operating Funds for Building and Program
TriCounty Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation Inc.: Operating Grant for TriCounty Area Chamber of Commerce Worksite Wellness Initiative

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