Find out if your organization is eligible to apply for a grant, and learn what types of programs meet our eligibility requirements and grant priority areas.
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 have two grant cycles each year: spring and fall. The precise dates of each grant cycle are published and updated under Grantmaking Cycles. All proposals are reviewed by the Foundation staff and Grants Committee, and then approved by the Board of Directors.
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. Our results framework provides a model for partnering with organizations in our service area working towards long-term improvement in healthy behaviors.
Visit our frequently asked questions page for more information on the ins and outs of grantmaking. For more information about our area and the needs of residents, please reference our Community Health Needs Assessment.
If you have questions about the Foundation's grantmaking process, eligibility, or program areas, please reach out to us at email@example.com.
Pottstown Area Health & Wellness Foundation hosted an information session Sept. 7, 2023, on our simplified application process. Topics of discussion included program areas, the Foundation's new grants management software, and resources available to grant applicants. Click below to view the session.
Guidelines for Grant Seekers
Guidelines for Grantseekers: for additional guidance on tailoring your application to the Foundation’s funding priorities, please visit the program areas webpage. Special considerations apply to the following:
We believe in the power of faith-based organizations to bring our community together. The Foundation requires any faith-based organization seeking grant funding to partner with other faith-based organizations to make an impact in one or more of our program areas in alignment with our results framework. Applications that demonstrate a commitment to working collaboratively are required. Please feel free to reach out to the Foundation with questions.
PAHWF may award a capital grant for up to 50 percent of the total allowable costs of the project.
If seeking capital funding, specifically for proposals for the Built Environment, the request cannot exceed $100,000 and you must show you’ve raised at least 50% of required funds.
Capital grant expenditures may include application costs, site surveys, architectural, and engineering fees, but may not include relocation costs or developer's fees.
Other considerations for capital grants are items such as facility enhancements, equipment, and information technology costs, which would require a PAHWF capacity building grant application and a 1:1 match of funds raised at either the time of application or as a requirement to release funds.
Ineligible Funding Areas
The Foundation does not support the following:
- Alumni Activities
- Debt Reduction or Loans
- Disease-Related Charities
- Endowment Contributions
- Individual Medical Bills
- Political Campaigning
- Lobbying Activities
Starting an Application
After confirming that your organization is eligible, you can start the process of becoming a grant applicant.