Spring Grants Total $1,704,683

POTTSTOWN, July 24, 2020—The Pottstown Area Health & Wellness Foundation has awarded $1,704,683 to 30 nonprofits, schools, and municipalities during the spring 2020 grant round. The grants were divided among five program areas: Healthy Behaviors-Schools, Healthy Behaviors-Parks, Healthy Behaviors-Networks, Physical and Emotional Health, and Strengthening Non-Profits.

In the Healthy Behaviors-Schools program area, $1,027,610 was awarded to fund 10 projects intended to improve educational opportunities for students in public and private learning institutions.

  • Boyertown Area School District—Brain Body Connection
  • Brookeside Montessori—BWell Program
  • Daniel Boone Area School District—School District Wellness Programs
  • Owen J. Roberts School District—Fit for Life Strategic Wellness Program
  • Pottsgrove School District—Health & Wellness Grant Proposal
  • Pottstown School District—Healthy School Communities
  • Pottstown School District—PEAK Whole Child Wellness
  • Spring-Ford Area School District—Wellness Matters 2020-21
  • St. Aloysius Parish School—Health in Mind, Body, and Spirit
  • West-Mont Christian Academy—Social and Emotional Wellness

In the Healthy Behaviors-Parks program area, $117,500 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 —Ice Skating for Everyone
  • Borough of Pottstown—Memorial Park Bridge and Streambank Stabilization Project
  • Colebrookdale Railroad Preservation Trust—Colebrookdale Railroad Accessibility Improvements
  • East Coventry Township Parks and Recreation—DiBono Property Trails
  • North Coventry Township—Coventry Trail

In the Healthy Behaviors-Networks program area, $370,948 was awarded to fund 13 projects.  These projects are intended to create and promote social networks involving healthy living.

  • Accion Comunal Latinoamericana de Montgomery County—ACLAMO’s Pottstown Community Health Connections Program
  • Boyertown Area Multi-Service, Inc.—Ricketts Center Programming
  • Expressive Therapy Concepts Inc.—Smashville Badminton: Kids and Adult Fitness Program
  • First Baptist Church—FBC 2020! A Strategic Future
  • Foundation for Boyertown Education—Foundation for Boyertown Organizational Sustainability and Growth
  • Frederick Mennonite Community—It’s Never Too Late System for Dementia Care
  • Greater Pottstown Tennis and Learning Association—Game, Set, Advantage
  • Green Valleys Association—Outdoor Education Programs at Pottstown Elementary Schools
  • Meals on Wheels of Chester County Inc.—Feeding Homebound Residents of Spring City
  • Mitzvah Circle Foundation—Critical Needs: Creating Healthy Families, Diaper Bank and Period Supplies
  • Project Purpose—Project Purpose: General Operating
  • Save Alliance Foundation (GreenAllies)—Youth Grow
  • United Way of Boyertown Area—Matching Grant with the United Way of Boyertown Area

In the Physical and Emotional Health program area, $43,425 was awarded for one project offering learning opportunities for physical and emotional health.

  • Maternal and Child Health Consortium of Chester County—Healthy Start and Access to Benefits for Vulnerable Families in Pottstown

In the Strengthening Nonprofits program area, $145,200 was awarded for one project offering learning opportunities and strategic planning to help strengthen non-profits.

  • TriCounty Community Network Inc. —Community Collaborative

In addition to spring grant round awards, the Foundation has made 18 off-cycle grants totaling $292,422.69 since January. 

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.

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