Pottstown Area Health & Wellness Foundation - Promoting Healthy Living
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The Pottstown Area
Health & Wellness Foundation

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

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Grants Awarded

Fiscal Year 2014

Grant giving for FY’14 (7/1/2013 – 6/30/2014) was based on the Foundation’s long-term goals. The fall 2013 and spring 2014 grant rounds supported 73 grants, totaling $3,035,270 awarded to non-profit organizations, schools, and municipalities. These grants are funded according to the following priorities:


PRIORITY #1A:    Promoting healthy living through nutrition, activities and programs in public and private schools to reduce obesity and encourage healthy living - $739,128 awarded to support the following 17 projects:

  1. Boyertown Area School District – Brain Body Connection
  2. Brookeside Montessori – Grow Up Fit
  3. Coventry Christian School – Project Purpose
  4. Daniel Boone Area School District – Healthy for a Lifetime Program
  5. Falkner Swamp Nursery School, Inc. – Health and Wellness Proposal
  6. Holy Cross Regional Catholic School - Physical Education Enhancements
  7. Montgomery County Community College Foundation - Stock-Up for Success
  8. Owen J. Roberts School District – Fit for Life
  9. Perkiomen Valley School District - Worksite Wellness Coordinator
  10. Pottsgrove School District – Fit Falcons Fly
  11. Pottstown School District – PEAK Health and Wellness Initiative
  12. Pottstown School District – Healthy School Communities Initiative
  13. Spring-Ford Area School District – Wellness Matters 2014-15
  14. St. Aloysius School – Keeping Health in Mind, Body and Spirit
  15. The Blazer Foundation - The Greenhouse to Table - Better Nutrition Program
  16. The Wyndcroft School – Health for Life
  17. West-Mont Christian Academy – Growing Well Together


PRIORITY #1B: Improving parks, programming and the built environment to increase access to physical activity - $120,000 awarded to support the following seven projects:

  1. Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Parish - Physically Fit 2 Play
  2. Boyertown Area YMCA – Sports & Wellness Training Center
  3. Chester County Planning Commission - Coventry Links Trail Feasibility Study
  4. Coventry Little League Inc. - Wampler Complex Improvement Project
  5. Natural Lands Trust Incorporated - Schuylkill Highlands Big Woods Trail Design
  6. North Coventry Township – Kenilworth Park Disc Golf Course
  7. YMCA of Pottstown - Youth Wellness/Movement Room


PRIORITY #1C: Creating and promoting social networks involving healthy living - $1,306,000 awarded to support the following 23 projects:

  1. Boone Area Library, Inc. – Collection Development of Non-Fiction Books and Related Items for Juvenile, Young Adult and Adult Library Collections
  2. Borough of Pottstown – Walk & Bike Pottstown Project
  3. Boyertown Area Community Wellness Council – 2014 Strengthening a Community Through Wellness
  4. Centro Cultural Latinos Unidos Inc. - Seniors & Children Dribbling to Health
  5. Chester County Community Foundation, Inc. – After School Programs at Park Springs Apartments
  6. Developmental Enterprises Corporation/Pottstown Training Center – Healthy Eating, Healthy Living
  7. Greater Pottstown Tennis & Learning – Pottstown Middle School After School Tennis Program
  8. Greater Pottstown Tennis & Learning – Pottstown School District Free 10 & Under Tennis Clinics
  9. Green Valleys Association – Outdoor & Environmental Education programs for Barth Elementary and Pottstown Middle Schools
  10. Maternity Care Coalition – Pottstown Area Early Head Start
  11. Olivet Boys & Girls Club – A Body, Mind & Soul Approach to Community Health and Wellness
  12. Philadelphia Freedom Valley YMCA – Nutrition Counseling/Healthy Eating Classes
  13. Pottsgrove Soccer Club Inc. - Everyone Scores
  14. Pottstown Area Police Athletic League – PAL Operating Program
  15. Pottstown Area Seniors’ Center – Enhancing Prime Time Health
  16. Pottstown Athletic Club – Pottstown Dragon Warriors – Community and Regional Dragon Boat Team Development
  17. Pottstown Cluster of Religious Communities (PCRC) – Opportunities for Improved Health of Clients and PCRC
  18. Preservation Pottstown, Inc. – MOSAIC Community Gardens
  19. Schuylkill River Greenway Association – 2014 Bike Pottstown Program
  20. The Tennis Farm, Inc. – Learn Lifetime Sport of Tennis for Pottstown School District Elementary Students
  21. TriCounty Community Network, Inc. – Community Collaborative to Improve Health, Social & Environmental Conditions
  22. Triskeles Foundation – Food for Thought
  23. YWCA Tri-County Area – Healthy Pathways


PRIORITY #2: PHYSICAL AND EMOTIONAL HEALTH - $493,832 awarded to support the following 17 projects:

  1. ACLAMO – Conexiones por Salud – Community Health Projects
  2. Boyertown Community Library - Community Sexual Abuse Awareness
  3. Camphill Village Kimberton Hills – Aging in Community
  4. Carson Valley Children’s Aid – Women’s Voices, Healthy Choices
  5. Child Advocacy Center of Montgomery County (Mission Kids) – Expansion and Refinement of Mission Kids’ Family/Victim Advocate Program
  6. Child, Home & Community – Pottstown Adolescent Prenatal, Parenting and Support Continuum
  7. Community Health and Dental Care, Inc. – Expanding Prenatal Services for Special Populations with Transportation Support in the Pottstown Community
  8. Community Health and Dental Care, Inc. – Outreach & Enrollment Assistance
  9. Creative Health Services, Inc. – Healthy Weight Healthy Families
  10. Family Services of Montgomery County (Project HEARTH) – Helping Elderly Adults Remain in Their Home
  11. Maternal and Child Health Consortium of Chester County – Health Insurance Enrollment Initiative
  12. Maternal and Child Health Consortium of Chester County – Healthy Start
  13. Maternal and Child Health Consortium of Chester County - Mobile Health: A Healthy Start Pilot Project
  14. Montgomery County Community College Foundation – Dental Sealant Day
  15. Phoenixville Healthcare Access Foundation – Health Care Access Vision, Dental, Prescription, Mammogram and Emergency Orthopedic Programs
  16. Pottstown Family Center (Family Services of Montgomery County) – Resiliency Project
  17. Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) Community Services, Inc. – Personal Navigator Program with Expanded Legal Support Services

PRIORITY #3:  STRENGTHEN NON-PROFITS - $376,310 awarded to support the following nine projects:

  1. Delaware Valley Christian Camp - Lean and Green Pre-Planning and Consulting
  2. Foundation for Pottstown Education - Operational Expenses
  3. Montgomery County Community College Foundation – Service Learning to Build the Capacity of Community-Based Non-Profit Organizations
  4. Pottstown Area Seniors’ Center - 288 Moser Road, A New Beginning
  5. Pottstown Karate Club - Pottstown Karate Club, The Next Level
  6. Royersford Outreach, Inc. – Capital for building purchase and renovations
  7. The Wyndcroft School – Create a Campus Building Campaign
  8. United Way of Boyertown – Matching Grant for Annual Campaign
  9. United Way of Greater Philadelphia & Southern New Jersey – Increasing Philanthropy and Community Impact in Western Montgomery County