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PAHWF Launches COVID-19 Relief & Recovery Fund
POTTSTOWN, June 3, 2020—The Pottstown Area Health & Wellness Foundation has launched a new fund that will allow members of the community to make a difference by contributing towards causes they care about the most, including social services, food insecurity, economic development, and education.  Donations may be made online or by check. Last week, the Foundation’s…
Coming Together to Serve
POTTSTOWN, Pa., June 4, 2020—With our physical offices closed, the Foundation’s staff continues to work remotely. Each member of our team is engaged in maintaining the normal flow of operations and working behind the scenes to meet the extraordinary needs of our community now and in the months ahead.    The spring and fall grant making cycles are…
MontcoPA Fund Awards Over $322,000
POTTSTOWN, May 22, UPDATE—Over $322,000 has been awarded to 101 nonprofit organizations through the MontCoPA COVID-19 Response Fund, and grant applications are still being accepted through The Montgomery County Foundation, Inc.  Nearly $575,000 has been raised so far for the fund, which allows residents, businesses, and philanthropies to donate towards COVID-19 relief efforts. The need remains great…
$100,000 Grant Kicks off Campaign for Chromebooks
POTTSTOWN, May 15—UPDATE: Following the announcement of a $50,000 gift via the Hill School last week, members of the community have come together to support the Foundation for Pottstown Education’s fund drive. As of May 15, 39 donors have contributed toward the Pottstown Area Health & Wellness Foundation’s matching challenge with pledges and donations. So far,…
ULI Report Stresses Unified Approach
POTTSTOWN, Pa., Feb. 26, 2020—Released this week, an Urban Land Institute advisory services panel report provided fresh ideas for spurring economic innovation and improving life in Pottstown. The report highlighted the challenges and opportunities that lay before the borough, and it offered examples of communities across the country that have overcome similar challenges. Emphasizing the need to…
Rapid Response Fund Supports Area Nonprofits
The Pottstown Area Health & Wellness Foundation has joined with leaders across the area to create the MontCoPA COVID-19 Response Fund. The rapid response fund currently has $205,000 committed and will provide emergency general operating support to nonprofit organizations serving Montgomery County residents impacted by the coronavirus outbreak. Individuals, businesses, and institutions are invited to contribute to…
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…
Foundations Expand Schools’ Capabilities
POTTSTOWN, Oct. 15, 2019—Unlike many of the grants the Pottstown Area Health & Wellness Foundation awards each year, which are used primarily to promote healthy lifestyles and behaviors among residents in the region, some grants are used to help support the nonprofits themselves. These stories often go unnoticed because they focus more on behind-the-scene activities,…
John Robertson Joins the Foundation as Communications Assistant
October 14, 2019, Pottstown, PA – Pottstown Area Health & Wellness Foundation (PAHWF) has named John Robertson as its new communications assistant who will be responsible for coordinating all the communications of the Foundation as well as expanding its presence through multimedia content including video and photography. “John’s exceptional professional experience, combined with his passion for pursuing good…