PAHWF Awards Over $1 Million

PAHWF Awards Over $1 Million

POTTSTOWN, Dec. 23, 2019—The Pottstown Area Health & Wellness Foundation has awarded $1,126,826 to 37 nonprofits, schools, and municipalities during the fall 2019 grant round. The grants were divided among three program areas: Healthy Behaviors-Parks, Healthy Behaviors-Networks, and Physical and Emotional Health.

In the Healthy Behaviors-Parks program area, $69,300 was awarded to fund five projects with the aim of improving parks, programming, and the built environment to increase access to physical activity. 

  • Borough of Pottstown—Fountain of Youth Spray Park Spare Pumps
  • East Coventry Township Parks and Recreation—Tow Path Park Master Plan/Feasibility Study
  • Pottstown Parks & Recreation Foundation Inc.—Sensing the Park User… Even More
  • Schuylkill River Greenway Association—2020 Bike Pottstown Program
  • Township of Upper Pottsgrove—Park Trail Renovations

In the Healthy Behaviors-Networks program area, $900,526 was awarded to fund 26 projects.  These projects are intended to create and promote social networks involving healthy living.

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence—Big Brothers Big Sisters Beyond School Walls Program
  • Boyertown Area Multi-Service, Inc.—Food Access and Health and Wellness Programs
  • Camphill Village Kimberton Hills—Villager Support Fund
  • Carousel at Pottstown—Improvements at the Carousel and Manatawny Mini-Golf
  • Centro Cultural Latinos Unidos Inc. —Fighting Obesity through Fun 2
  • Developmental Enterprises Corporation/Pottstown Training Center—Healthy Eating, Healthy Living
  • Family Services of Montgomery County—Strengthening Pottstown’s Families Project
  • Family Services of Montgomery County—Project HEARTH (Helping Elderly Adults Remain in Their Homes)
  • New Hanover Evangelical Lutheran Church—Peer Recovery Support Program
  • Pottstown Area Police Athletic League—Rejuvenating Youth Sports in the Greater Pottstown Area
  • Pottstown Athletic Club—Fitnesstown USA V
  • Pottstown Branch- Philadelphia Freedom Valley YMCA—Strength through Sports (STS) Program
  • Pottstown Cluster of Religious Communities—PCRC Programs Supporting Healthy Behaviors and Strengthening Capacity
  • Preservation Pottstown Inc.—Mosaic Community Garden Program 2020
  • Preservation Pottstown Inc.—Pottstown FARM
  • Royersford Outreach Inc.—General Operating Funds for Building and Program
  • Save Our Land Save Our Towns Enterprises Inc. —Growing and Conserving Pottstown’s Street Trees
  • Share Food Program Inc.—MontCo Anti-Hunger Network Operating Funds
  • Strive Initiative Inc.—STRIVE’s Pivot to Sustainability Program
  • The Pennsylvania State University—4-H Afterschool Program at Park Springs Apartments
  • The Salvation Army—Pottstown Works
  • Trellis for Tomorrow (formerly Triskeles Inc.) —Youth Seed Enterprise Program and Expansion
  • TriCounty Active Adult Center—Prime Time Health for Older Adults
  • TriCounty Community Network Inc.—C2 (Community Camp)
  • YWCA Tri-County Area—Healthy Pathways Project
  • YWCA Tri-County Area—VISTA Youth Empowerment Study Year 2-3

In the Physical and Emotional Health program area, $157,000 was awarded for six projects offering learning opportunities for physical and emotional health.

  • Carson Valley Children’s Aid—Women’s Voices Healthy Choices
  • Child Advocacy Center of Montgomery County (Mission Kids)—Fostering Resiliency through On-Site Therapy and Advocacy
  • Creative Health Services, Inc.—Medically Integrated Fitness Center
  • Health Care Access—Health Care Access Programs
  • Maternity Care Coalition—Pottstown Area Early Head Start and Parenting Initiative
  • Visiting Nurse Association Community Services, Inc. (VNA)—Personal Navigator Program

The Pottstown Area Health & Wellness Foundation’s mission is to enhance the health and wellness of area residents, providing education, funding, and programs that motivate people to adopt healthy lifestyles. Visit for more information about the Foundation. Discover Pottstown area’s online community, Mission Healthy Living, an initiative of PAHWF, to learn and share great information on how to lead a healthier life. You can follow the Foundation on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and YouTube.

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