Brandywine Health Foundation announces more than $800K in grants

Dr. Erica Turner, treating one of the young pediatric patients at ChesPenn Health Services, a federally qualified health center located in the Brandywine Center in downtown Coatesville. COATESVILLE — The Brandywine Health Foundation has announced 30 grants totaling $824,000, bringing the Foundation’s total giving since it began awarding grants and scholarships in 2002 to more than $16.5 million.

Brandywine Health Foundation seeks grant applications

COATESVILLE — The Brandywine Health Foundation’s 2017 fall grantmaking request for proposals is now available on-line at www.brandywinefoundation.org. Non-profit organizations serving the Greater Coatesville Area that meet the foundation’s strategic priorities are welcome to apply.  The grant application deadline is Thursday, October 5, 2017.

Briggs named as new CEO of Brandywine Health Foundation

Vanessa Briggs COATESVILLE — The Brandywine Health Foundation Board of Directors today announced that Vanessa Briggs has been named as the foundation’s new President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Briggs will assume her position effective July 17, 2017. She replaces long-time President and CEO Frances Sheehan, who left last year to run an non-profit in Delaware County.

Youth Philanthropy Program seeks grant proposals for LGBTQ services

The Coatesville Area Youth Philanthropy Program is seeking grant proposals for LCTBQ health and education programming. COATESVILLE – The Coatesville Area Youth Philanthropy Program (CAYPP) of the Brandywine Health Foundation announced that it is requesting proposals from organizations dedicated to providing LGBTQ sexual health education and services in the greater Coatesville area.  Initiated...

Brandywine Health Foundation announces $416K in grants

COATESVILLE — The Brandywine Health Foundation has announced 23 grants totaling $416,000, bringing the Foundation’s total giving since it began awarding grants and scholarships in 2002 to $16,204,093 in the Foundation’s Fifteenth Anniversary year. “Our community is very fortunate to have so many strong and effective non-profits here in Coatesville. I applaud the efforts of our grantmaking committee,...

Sheehan to leave Brandywine Health Foundation

Frances Sheehan COATESVILLE – One of Coatesville’s and Chester County’s top community leaders is leaving. Brandywine Health Foundation Board Chair Dawn James announced Thursday that Frances Sheehan would give up her position as CEO of the Brandywine Health Foundation at the end of 2016 to take the lead on a new Delaware County health foundation — the newly formed Crozer-Keystone Community...

Coatesville philanthropy program seeks proposals

Members of the Coatesville Area Youth Philanthropy Program (l-r) Mylina Glasco, Laleena Anderson, Ausar Ayin-Dia Stephens, Walter Teel, Jared Elters, Dennis Holmes, Maurissa Willett, Casey Hammond, Tyree Warner, Jullian Maurer, Joanna Maurer. Not pictured William Pawlowski and Ali Shahid. COATESVILLE — The Coatesville Area Youth Philanthropy Program (CAYPP), launched by the Brandywine Health Foundation,...

City, National Lands Trust and Brandywine Health Foundation to assess parks, trails

COATESVILLE — The City of Coatesville, Natural Lands Trust, and the Brandywine Health Foundation announced today that they are collaborating with several community groups to assess opportunities for enhancing Coatesville’s parks, recreation opportunities, and other green amenities. The groups will engage the community’s residents as well as civic and political leaders in a series of workshops...

Festive 5K draws big crowds, helps community

Annual event benefits Coatesville Youth Initiative By Lauren Parker-Gill, Staff writer, The Times Cross country coach Jonah Gellner, Scott Middle School principal Chamise Taylor and race participants Justin and Lauren Reed gathered at the finish line after the Festive 5K at Scott Middle School. Photo courtesy of Jennifer Okumura. COATESVILLE – Hundreds of runners and walkers gathered at Scott Middle...

Brandywine Health Foundation names three to board

COATESVILLE — The Brandywine Health Foundation announced the addition of three new members to its volunteer Board of Directors, Thursday.  Since its inception in May 2001, the Coatesville-based public foundation has distributed more than $14 million in grants to non-profits improving health in the greater Coatesville area.  2015-2016 New Officers include: Dawn M. James, Chair (Downingtown); Jason...