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We’re so glad you’re interested in applying for a grant. 

Step 1.

Before you Apply

Step 2.

Starting an Application

Step 3.

Submitting Your Full Application

Step 4.

Using Grant Funds

Pottstown Foundation

GrantMaking


We appreciate the energy and enthusiasm that our long-term partners and our new grantees bring to our region, and the work they do every day to support our community.  It’s easy to apply for a grant, and we’ve provided checklists and guidelines to help you put together a successful grant application. We look forward to hearing your creative ideas for promoting good health in the TriCounty area.

Who We Help

The Pottstown Area Health & Wellness Foundation service area is defined by a 10-mile radius around Pottstown. However, your funded organization does not need to be located in our area—it only needs to serve people in our service area.We serve non-profit organizations with a tax-exempt status in good standing with the IRS, which strive to promote priorities that are in line with our mission. For more information about our area and the needs of residents, please reference our Community Health Needs Assessment.

Frequently Asked Questions

Eligibility

We serve nonprofit organizations with a tax-exempt status in good standing with the IRS which strive to promote priorities that are in line with our mission. The Foundation does not give grants or loans to individuals.

Yes. The Pottstown Area Health & Wellness Foundation service area is defined by a 10-mile radius around Pottstown. However, your organization does not need to be located in our area—it only needs to serve people in our service area.

An organization may apply more than once in a calendar year if their project aligns with our results framework.  Grant applications are accepted twice a year. The first step is to submit a letter of intent (LOI).  Letters of intent are accepted from January 1 - February 1 and again from July 1 - August 1. Our grantmaking cycles can be reviewed here.

Active grantees are welcome to apply if they are up to date on all requirements.

General Information

Grant applications are accepted twice a year. Submissions can be made through our online grants portal

A:  Grant applications are accepted twice a year. The first step is to submit a letter of intent (LOI).  Letters of intent are accepted from January 1 - February 1 and again from July 1 - August 1. Our grantmaking cycles can be reviewed here.

Please submit your Letter of Intent at the next open round. Any letters received outside of the window to submit will not be reviewed. For requests of a critical nature, please reach out to grantsupport@pottstownfoundation.org.

Our core grantmaking pillars are Developing Youth Potential and Promoting Equitable Health and Wellness. Read more about the program areas categorized under these pillars here.

Visit this page for resources about our Results Framework.

Current Grantees

Reach out to our grants manager at grantsupport@pottstownfoundation.org for help. 

Visit this page to learn more about how to determine whether you need a variance, and how to request a variance.

You may reapply if you are up to date on your reporting requirements. Please refer to your grant award letter or reach out to grantsupport@pottstownfoundation.org if you are unsure of your reporting schedule. 

How We Approach Grantmaking

We want to encourage your ideas, projects and passion. We love creative solutions for long-term health improvements and especially commend innovation and collaboration. If you are already a grantee organization, consider trying something new. Add to existing ideas or change some aspects of projects.

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Around the Community

Success Stories

See the positive changes taking place in the Tri-County area.

Two people Crafting at the Tri-County Active Adult Center

Tri-county active adult center

More than 1,700 older adults visit the Tri-County Active Adult Center annually, with an average of 200 people coming through the center’s doors daily for activity, food, and friendship.

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Walk & bike pottstown

In Pottstown, a six-year long initiative to promote biking and walking in the borough is providing a model for getting kids active and reducing traffic through community partnerships.

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Mission Kids

At Mission Kids Child Advocacy Center, hope begins. Its mission is to achieve healing and justice for victims of child abuse.