Pottstown Area Health & Wellness Foundation - Promoting Healthy Living
Providing opportunities for our community to enthusiastically embrace a healthier lifestyle.

 


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The Pottstown Area
Health & Wellness Foundation

152 East High Street
Suite 500
Pottstown, PA 19464
610-323-2006
fax 610-323-0047

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Grants & Giving

 

ONLINE APPLICATION AND REPORTING PROCESS
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The Foundation distributes grants according to the following priority areas:

  1. Funding Programs and solutions for long-term improvement in healthy behaviors.
    1. Promoting healthy living through nutrition, activities and programs in public and private schools to reduce obesity and encourage healthy living.
    2. Improving parks, programming and the built environment to increase access and physical activity.
    3. Creating and promoting social networks involving healthy living.
  2. Funding programs for physical health and emotional well-being
  3. Funding learning opportunities and strategic planning to strengthen non-profits.

Our role in the Pottstown community is multi-faceted.  Aside from grant-making to the aforementioned areas of focus, we also serve the Pottstown area by:

  • Serving as a convener of non-profit, governmental, educational, and municipal entities to encourage conversations that will ultimately serve as a catalyst to create positive and health related systemic change in Pottstown.
  • Focusing on programs and services that build long-term solutions to meet the current and future health needs in the Pottstown service area. 
  • Coordinating and funding nonprofit resources and sponsoring professional development programs for our grantees as well as to the nonprofits in the region.
  • Leading the Healthy Schools collaborative group.
  • Providing health and wellness information and resources on the PAHWF and Mission Healthy Living websites.
  • Collaborating with representatives at the regional and state level, and local municipalities to improve the parks and trail systems in our area.
  • Committing to the use and maintenance of the resources of our long-term endowment effectively and efficiently.  PAHWF will practice good stewardship in the management of its resources and will be accountable to the public for fulfilling its mission.  While controlling and managing the use of funds, PAHWF will make decisions that safeguard its assets and maximize their impact.  An annual public meeting is held each spring.

February 2012:
LL Bean Outdoor Experience Mini-Grant Program
To commemorate the opening of their new retail store in King of Prussia, LL Bean is partnering with the Pottstown Area Health & Wellness Foundation and the Phoenixville Community Health Foundation to provide a special Mini-Grant Program. LL Bean has donated $10,000 for the fund. Through this fund LL Bean has made a commitment to engaging young people in outdoor recreation, both to inspire them to lead healthy lifestyles and to encourage them to become stewards of the outdoors.
The Pottstown Area Health & Wellness Foundation and the Phoenixville Community Health Foundation will jointly administer the fund – each receiving $5,000 to fund mini-grants within their respective service areas. Mini-Grants, up to $300.00, will be awarded to qualifying projects within public kindergarten, elementary and middle schools.

LL Bean Outdoor Experience Mini-Grant Forms

Download LL Bean Application (PDF)

Download LL Bean Application (Word)

Download LL Bean Report Form (PDF)

Download LL Bean Report Form (Word)

July 2011:
As we enter a new fiscal year, we would like to make current and prospective grantees aware of the following changes:

  • Emotional Health Funding: We will now consider projects and programs which incorporate positive emotional health. They will be reviewed on an ad hoc basis. Because emotional health is such a broad term, we are confining the definition of emotional health for our purposes to a preventive perspective – that of a sense of well-being rather than that of treatment of mental illnesses or disorders. We encourage existing grantees to incorporate these principles into their programs to include emotional well-being as an important component of overall good health.
  • Capital Funding: We will now consider capital projects, with no individual project budget to exceed $100,000 per project.
  • New Grantees Welcome: We will now consider proposals from new grantees from within our service area (ten-mile radius around Pottstown).

For all of our grantees, we want to encourage your ideas, projects, and passion. In order to stay at our best, we encourage existing grantees to consider adding to existing ideas or changing some aspects of projects – feel free to try something new: The possibilities for great ideas are endless.