Pottstown Foundation Newest Grant Awards Top $1.4M
A program called “Game, Set, Advantage,” proposed by the Greater Pottstown Tennis And Learning Association, is among 33 grant winners announced
POTTSTOWN PA – More than $1.4 million in grants have been awarded by the Pottstown Area Health & Wellness Foundation to 33 non-profits, schools, and municipalities during its latest round of funding, the foundation announced Friday (Aug. 20, 2021). Winning applications, it added, fell into one of five different categories: strengthening non-profits, physical and emotional health, promoting healthy behaviors in schools, parks, and networks.
For Healthy Behaviors-Schools programs, $287,655 was awarded to fund seven projects intended to improve educational opportunities for students in public and private learning institutions.
- Foundation For Boyertown Education—Building Sustainability,
- Foundation for Pottstown Education—General Operating Support,
- Holy Cross Regional Catholic School—Buddy Benches for Holy Cross Regional Catholic School,
- Pottstown School District—PEAK Whole Child Wellness,
- Pottstown School District—PTICC Coordinator and Organizational Learning,
- Spring-Ford Area School District—Wellness Matters 2021-22, and
- St. Aloysius Parish School—St. Aloysius Spring 2021.
Under Healthy Behaviors-Parks programs, $45,400 was awarded to fund two projects aimed at improving parks, programming, and the built environment to increase access to physical activity.
- East Coventry Township Parks and Recreation—Towpath Park Phase I Engineering, and
- North Coventry Township—Riverside Park Pickleball Courts.
In Healthy Behaviors-Networks programs, $634,850 was awarded to fund 16 projects that intend to create and promote social networks involving healthy living.
- Accion Comunal Latinoamericana de Montgomery County (ACLAMO)—Pottstown Community Health Connections Program,
- Boyertown Area Multi-Service—Ricketts Center,
- Camp Rainbow—Life Skills Development,
- Chester County Food Bank—Greater Pottstown Area Food Security Initiatives,
- Expressive Therapy Concepts—Smashville Badminton: Kids and Adult Fitness Program,
- Greater Pottstown Tennis And Learning Association—Game, Set, Advantage,
- Julian Dorsey Foundation—Infrastructure Growth of Marketing, Leadership, and Development,
- Meals On Wheels Of Chester County—Nutritious meals for northern section of Chester County,
- Michaels Community Services Corporation—Outdoor Classroom,
- Mitzvah Circle Foundation—Critical Needs for Healthy Families, Diaper Bank, and Period Supplies Programs,
- Pottstown Children’s Discovery Center—Pottstown Children’s Discovery Center Comes to Life,
- Project Purpose—General Operating,
- Save Alliance Foundation d.b.a. GreenAllies—The Community Empowerment Project: Building Social Capital through Volunteerism,
- Steel River Playhouse—Healing on High Street,
- Strive Initiative—Sustainability in Action Program, and
- The Pennsylvania State University—Promoting Physical Activity among Preschool Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Expanding the Capacity of Teachers and Caregivers to Engage Children in Active Play.
For Physical and Emotional Health program, $46,000 was awarded for three projects offering learning opportunities for physical and emotional health.
- Creative Health Services—COVID Relief & Recovery Fund,
- Maternal and Child Health Consortium of Chester County—Ensuring a Healthy Start and Access to Benefits for Under-served Families in Pottstown, and
- Tower Health Medical Group—Pottstown Family Practice: COVID Relief & Recovery Fund.
In Strengthening Nonprofits programs, $437,500 was awarded for five projects offering learning opportunities and strategic planning to strengthen nonprofits.
- TriCounty Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation—Leadership Program,
- TriCounty Community Network—Racial Equity Learning Community,
- TriCounty Community Network—Community Collaborative,
- TriCounty Community Network—Love Your Block, and
- United Way of Boyertown Area—Matching Grant with the United Way of Boyertown Area.
The foundation serves communities within a 10-mile radius of Pottstown, and works with non-profits, local government, and schools to ensure all community members have the opportunity to embrace a healthy lifestyle.