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.

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